This amount will be used to help several organizations in the
Portneuf and Western Quebec region
More than 300 employees and volunteers from National Bank set out
today for the 9th edition of the NB Grand Tour, which is being held
this year in the Portneuf and Western Quebec region, and will cross
the finish line on July 7. The event has helped raise $175,000 to
support the Fondation Jeunes en Tête, whose mission is to prevent
psychological distress among youth aged 11 to 18, as well as 11 other
organizations in the region.
The NB Grand Tour is a charity sports event for cyclists and runners
that made its debut nine years ago in the Saguenay/Lac-Saint-Jean
region and has since been held in a different region of Quebec each
year. Over the years, the NB Grand Tour has donated more than a
million dollars to some 40 organizations across Quebec.
New this year: The NB Grand Tour has been accredited as an
eco-responsible event, furthering National Bank's environmental
"The NB Grand Tour has become a tradition for our employees.
For the past nine years, our team has seen it as an opportunity to
strengthen relationships between colleagues, engage in physical
activity and help great initiatives thrive throughout the province.
I'd like to thank our employees, our partners and our spokesperson
Louis-François Marcotte for their outstanding involvement,"
stated Dominique Fagnoule, honorary chair of the NB Grand Tour and
Executive Vice-President – Information Technology at National Bank.
"In addition to being a great physical challenge, the NB Grand
Tour is a wonderful community initiative that makes a huge difference
for local organizations. I'm very proud to be associated with it again
and encourage everyone to do their personal best, whether they're
cycling or running," said event spokesperson Louis-François Marcotte.
"What an amazing adventure the NB Grand Tour is! We're so proud
to be part of it and graciously thank the entire organizing team and
donors who've given our cause—and the participants—a major boost!
Thanks to them, we can keep the dialogue about mental health going in
high schools. It's key to preventing psychological distress among
young people," stated Catherine Burrows, Assistant Director
General of Fondation Jeunes en Tête.
The amount raised will be distributed among the following
organizations: Fondation Jeunes en Tête, the library of Louis-Jobin
high school, the creation lab at Donnacona high school, the student
cafe ("le 1600") at Saint-Marc high school, the Fondation
des Camps Odyssée, JeunEssor Portneuf, Mirépi Maison d’hébergement
inc., L’Arc-en-ciel in Portneuf, the Maison des jeunes de Pont-Rouge,
the Mouvement des Services à la Communauté du Cap-Rouge, the Carrefour
jeunesse-emploi of Portneuf and the Centre d’interprétation de la
nature et d’animation familiale in Donnacona.
About Fondation Jeunes en Tête
The mission of Fondation Jeunes en Tête
is to prevent psychological distress among youth aged 11 to 18 in
Quebec. It accomplishes this mission by reaching out to teenagers in
schools through its Partners for Life program, and by supporting
recognized community organizations that complement its work. It also
builds synergy between those who help young people so that they can
make the biggest possible impact.Follow its activities on Facebook,
About National Bank
With $269 billion in assets as at
April 30, 2019, National Bank of Canada, together with
its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada's leading integrated financial
groups. It has more than 24,000 employees in knowledge-intensive
positions and has been recognized numerous times as a top employer
and for its commitment to diversity. Its securities are listed on
the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: NA). Follow the Bank’s activities
at nbc.ca or via social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.