Port of Three Rivers makes donation to local schools
Over the past five years, the Port of Three Rivers’ Roue Libre cycling team has been committed to funding the region’s elementary schools. Together with Pierre Lavoie and many other sponsors, the cyclists presented a check for C$38,650 to the Curé-Chamberland and Saint-François-d’Assise schools; the team’s largest donation to date.
Each school received a C$19,325 grant to develop healthy lifestyle projects in their respective communities. For the Curé-Chamberland school, the grant money will be invested to revitalize the schoolyard by paving and lining a basketball court. At the Saint-François-d’Assise school, stationary bicycles with silent pedals will be purchased and funding will be provided for extracurricular sports activities such as cheerleading.
The port’s cycling team is composed of Chantal Mignault, Sébastien Cyr, Gaétan Boivin, Yves Montembeault, Carl-Éric Gagné, David Milette, Stéphane Cayouette and Serge Boulard. As an active member of the team, Gaétan Boivin, President and CEO of the Port of Three Rivers, said the “fundraising represents the biggest challenge for the teams. In addition to the training, the teams spend several months rallying donors to their cause in the hope of making a difference, one school at a time.”
Through their 1,000-kilometer cycling challenge, the team received support from generous donors such as the port, Somavrac, G3, Ocean, Olin, the Maritime Employers Association, Quebec-Gatineau Railway, National Bank Financial Poliquin-Marquette team, Mediavox, MD Financial Management, RCGT, BMW Three Rivers, Constructions Chainé, Lacasse, Mylan, Poivre Noir and Three Rivers Chevrolet.
Making a Difference
As ambassadors for healthy lifestyle habits, the port’s cycling team has raised a total of C$205,480, of which C$152,480 has been donated to nine elementary schools in the region for the purchase of various sports equipment.