MONTREAL, July 10, 2018
$170,000 Raised to Help Many Youth Organizations in Western Montérégie
MONTREAL, July 10, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - The 8th annual NB Grand Tour was held last weekend. Over 300 National Bank employees ran or cycled during the event, raising $170,000 for the Fondation Jeunes en Tête, whose mission is to prevent psychological distress among youth aged 11 to 18, as well as for eight organizations in Western Montérégie that support the development and well-being of young people. Note that 100% of the funds raised by participants are donated to the organizations.
Since its founding, the NB Grand Tour has given nearly $920,000 for youth organizations whose mission is to meet local needs.
"I'm very proud of what we've accomplished. The NB Grand Tour generates a lasting spirit of support for young people in need. This demonstration of solidarity towards next generations, and the promising initiatives it helps to finance, is the true source of motivation for all those who get involved or participate in the project," stated Dominique Fagnoule – Executive Vice-President, Information Technology, National Bank.
Louis-François Marcotte, renowned entrepreneur and chef, was the spokesperson for the event and cycled alongside employees. He stated, "I love cycling and youth causes are important to me. I also live and work in Montérégie, so I was all the more pleased to contribute to the cause as spokesperson and participant."
The funds raised will be given to regional organizations that, with the Fondation Jeunes en Tête, develop and implement preventive and restorative programs for the well-being and health of young people. The organizations selected are Sino-Québec de la Rive-Sud, Le Café de la Débrouille, Club Octogone l'Envol de Vaudreuil-Dorion, Benado, Fondation du Collège de Valleyfield, Regroupement des maisons des jeunes de la Montérégie-Ouest, Commission scolaire des Trois-Lacs and Grands Frères Grandes Sœurs de la Montérégie.
About the Fondation Jeunes en Tête
Prevent Support Empower – The mission of the Fondation Jeunes en Tête is to prevent psychological distress among youth aged 11 to 18 in Quebec. We accomplish this mission by reaching out to teenagers in schools through our Partners for Life program, and by supporting recognized community organizations that complement our work. We also create synergy among all youth advocates and stakeholders in order to maximize our joint impact on young people.
About National Bank of Canada
With $256 billion in assets as at April 30, 2018, National Bank of Canada, together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada's leading integrated financial groups. It has more than 22,000 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.
SOURCE National Bank of Canada
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