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2017 Granfondo Garneau-Quebecor and Minifondo Raise $70,123 for the Lonely Elderly

release by Louis Garneau Sports

December 21, 2017 (Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, QC) – Thanks to the participation of the many riders of the 2017 Granfondo Garneau-Quebecor and Minifondo, is proud to present a check for $70,123 to the Little Brothers, an organization committed to relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly. Since its creation in 2009, all the profits of the event have been donated to the Little Brothers and to this day, over $530,000 have been raised.

(l-r) Pascal Fournier, Louis Garneau and Caroline Sauriol  ©  Garneau
Caroline Sauriol, General Manager of the Little Brothers organization, thanks all the participants of the 2017 Granfondo Garneau-Quebecor from the bottom of her heart: “It is a great honor to receive once again this year such a wonderful gift, which will allow the lonely elderly of the Quebec region to enjoy affection and the outdoors at the Paul-Garneau cabin. All these cyclists who give time and effort to help us pull elders from their isolation, it’s really fantastic! A thousand times thank you to all these riders, and even more to Mr. Garneau and his team for organizing this amazing event for our elders!”

“I’m delighted to be able to continue supporting the Little Brothers again this year and I invite you to sign up for the 10th Anniversary edition of the Granfondo, which will take place on Sunday, August 12, 2018. For this 10th edition, we will be introducing several novelties, such as a new intelligent timing chip and comfortable La Québécoise coaches for transportation. In short, we are working hard to make the 2018 edition a most unforgettable ride!” declared Louis Garneau, the event organizer, before adding: “Furthermore, we have great news for all those who sign up: they will, starting this year, receive a charity donation receipt for the eligible part of their registration fee!”

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Registration is now open for the 2018 edition of the Granfondo Garneau-Quebecor, while registration for the 2018 Minifondo will open at the beginning of the year. In order to provide participants with better safety and supervision, places will be limited to 2,000. Several other novelties will be revealed throughout the year leading up to the event! You can sign up online at quebecgranfondo.com or by phone at 418-878-2130. Interested in getting involved for the cause of the lonely elderly? Contact the Little Brothers at 1-866-627-8653.





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