Laval, Quebec -- June 9, 2014 -- The 60th edition of the TraversÃ©e internationale du lac Saint-Jean will be fully funded, thanks in no small part to Carrossier ProColor and Michel Charbonneau. Charbonneau is the Vice-President of Sales at Uni-Select Canada and responsible for the Carrossier ProColor business unit, and is also the Honourary President of the TraversÃ©e.
The TraversÃ©e internationale du lac St-Jean is a 32 km open water swimming race between PÃ©ribonka and Roberval. The marathon marks 60 consecutive years of presentation this year, making it one of the most long-lived sports events in North America and around the world.
Results of the fundraising campaign for the upcoming TraversÃ©e internationale du lac Saint-Jean, to be held in July, were revealed at a gala event attended by some 600 people on Saturday, May 3 at the HÃ´tel ChÃ¢teau Roberval. Charbonneau announced that the goal of $225,000 had been reached.
â€œThe results are remarkable,â€ he proudly said. â€œBut I must mention that I was able to count on a wonderful local fundraising team!â€
Charbonneauâ€™s role in regards to fundraising was to approach businesses in QuÃ©bec and elsewhere to raise funds for the TraversÃ©e.
â€œCarrossier ProColor is a business that proudly takes part in home-grown events. I am pleased to contribute towards the success of the TraversÃ©e internationale du lac Saint-Jean, and I am extremely grateful to the Carrossier ProColor repair centres and our business partners for their help in achieving our fundraising objective for this event, which provides significant benefits for the region in addition to showcasing it around the world,â€ said Charbonneau.
Besides learning about the fundraising results, guests were treated to a number of surprises, including the announcement that QuÃ©bec swimmer Philippe Guertin, a Canadian hopeful for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, would be competing, and that artists such as Marc DuprÃ©, Hugo Lapointe and Brigitte Boisjoli would be performing.
By choosing to support the TraversÃ©e, a major summer event for the Saguenayâ€”Lac-Saint-Jean region, Carrossier ProColor is demonstrating its commitment to Quebec society, amateur sport and regional development.
The TraversÃ©e internationale du lac Saint-Jean will take place in Roberval from Saturday, July 19 to Sunday, July 27, 2014.