An inspiring visit to Vaudreuil-Soulanges by an iron man who gave local residents a shot of adrenaline.
During a prestigious presentation on June 4 in front of over 250 business personalities, Pierre Lavoie persuaded his audience to initiate a major community project encouraging local decision-makers to promote healthy lifestyles.
Pierre Lavoie, famous for “Energy Cubes” and the Grand Défi that bears his name, has mobilized over 400,000 school students in a project to get them active and make them aware of the importance of healthy life habits for healthy growth. “We need to be role models. The health of our society is channelled through us. It’s transmitted through education. We need grass roots action. We need to instil the concepts of a proactive, healthy lifestyle at a very early age,” stated the speaker, who had just pedalled 26 kilometres with a group of business people promoting kids’ health, healthy nutrition and sensible life habits.
Students know Pierre Lavoie. He received a hero's welcome when the pack of bike riders passed by our local schools: Hymne au printemps, Sainte-Madeleine and Saint-Michel. Lucie Vachon, co-founder of Centre Multisports, was proud to see the kids so exuberant. “I’m one of Pierre’s groupies,” she quipped. “It really does it for me, seeing his concrete actions to improve tomorrow’s society! Seeing what he does for us, especially for kids, moves me deeply,” she said.
As an athlete, this great man inspired others in the region by his example. The first Grande Boucle des Trois-Lacs in 2014 was fully subscribed, for distances of 20, 60 and 135 km. An idea that Francine St-Denis came up with.
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Here is the chance to catch you!
On March 18, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Théâtre Paul-Émile-Meloche du centre culturel de la Commission scolaire des Trois-Lacs
You will have the chance to attend an inspiring conference by Pierre Lavoie. At the prestigious event, the winning design symbolizing healthy life habits will be presented.Attend the conference
VIP dinner cocktail
For those who are interested in further discussion, a VIP option is also available which include a fundraising dinner cocktail on behalf of our sponsored schools.
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