Kilimanjaro to Quebec

The 10th sports challenge of the Fondation du CHU de Québec “Le Kilimandjaro à Québec” in support of research in neurosurgery at the CHU de Québec-Université Laval, had its outcome on September 11 with the unveiling of the final result of close efforts. 400 participants who had made “their Kili” in digital version (for a 2nd year) during the summer. In the photo, in the usual order: Leo Lachance, Vice-President Professional Services, GFT Canada; Danielle Goulet, Deputy President and CEO, CHU de Québec-Université Laval; Martin Beaulieu, spokesperson for the challenge; Marie-Claude Paré, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Fondation du CHU de Québec and Sylvine Carrondo Cottin, scientific coordinator, representative of the neurosurgery research team and the organizing committee.

Happy birthday …

Originally from St-Antoine de Tilly, Jacqueline Lafleur Picard (photo) is celebrating his 89th birthday today. Married on June 8, 1957 and widowed since February 13, 2018 (late Lionel Picard), she still lives in their house in the Les Saules district in Quebec City where she still cooks and even makes her own applesauce. A home seamstress throughout her working life, Jacqueline still adores knitting. Calling herself a “happy old lady,” she also keeps busy doing some gardening. She has two children, André Picard (Johanne Bélanger) and Alain Picard (Carole Fauchon); as many grandchildren (Martin Picard and Francois Picard) and soon (in November) a great-granddaughter who will be named Alicia (Martin’s daughter). The entire Picard-Lafleur family, as well as many friends, wish him a “happy” birthday.

Dream passport!

You would like to offer the best care to sick children in Quebec while having the chance to win $ 87,000 in travel credit. Here is the return, for a third year, of the Air Canada Dream Passport for the benefit of Operation Enfant Soleil. The big winner of the draw, on February 24, 2022, will win $ 87,000 in travel credit, including 8 business class tickets for any trip to Canada or to any destination in the world served by Air Canada, one million Aeroplan miles and 10 $ 000 in cash, or the option of opting for $ 25,000 in cash if he prefers. And that’s not all, because 42 secondary prizes graciously offered by the partners of the cause will also be the subject of a draw. Tickets, at a cost of $ 10 each, are available now at Bikini Village, Canada Valise, Flordéco, Meubles Léon, Stokes and at They can also be obtained at On the picture, Anick Dumontet, spokesperson for the Air Canada Dream Passport draw.

In memory

September 27, 1996. In Afghanistan, the Taliban take Kabul, where they hang the former communist president Mohammad Najibullah.


Michel Rivard (photo) Quebec singer-songwriter (Beau Dommage), 70 years old …Elise marcotte, retired synchronized swimmer, born in L’Ancienne-Lorette, 33 years old …Avril Lavigne, Canadian pop rock singer, 38 years old …Miroslav Frycer, with the Nordiques from 1981 to 1982, 62 years old …Claude Duguay, who has 34 years of experience as a commercial host (radio), 67 years …Gabriel Loubier (photo), Quebec politician and manager, founder of the ITHQ, 89 years old.


September 27, 1996: Claude patry (photo) “Monsieur Country”, 55 years old, ex-member of the group Les Mégatones … 2019: Joe wilson, 69, former American ambassador and writer … 2017: Hugh hefner, 91 years old, founder of Playboy … 2016: Pierre Renaud, 77 years old, founding president of Renaud-Bray … 2015. John guillermin, 89 years old, British filmmaker, director of the Infernal Tower and King Kong in 1976 … 2014: Pierre-Luc Paquette, 46 years old, former general manager of the Parti Québécois (PQ) … 2014: Sarah Danielle Madison, 40 years old, American actress … 2013: Jay robinson, 83 years old, American actor (Caligula) … 2010: Maddalena Poliseno, 84 years old, widow of the late Alfred Pellan, painter … 2009: William Safire, 79 years old, journalist, American political columnist, Pulitzer Prize (2006) … 1998: Fernand Robidoux, 78 years old, one of the pioneers of Quebec song … 1974: Louis Even, 89 years old, philosopher and religious, co-founder of the White Berets.

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Kilimanjaro to Quebec

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