Team « coup de cœur »

A team that aims for the 1000!


First, let us introduce ourselves. We are proud representatives of our community who wanted to get together to promote healthy life habits in Vaudreuil-Soulanges. We sincerely believe that we can influence our community.



A team of five cyclists dedicated to promoting healthy life habits will take part in the Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie in 2015. These Ambassadors will ride 1000 km between the Saguenay and Montreal, from June 11 to 14, 2015, linking up Vaudreuil-Soulanges residents with the rest of the province in a great challenge on behalf of our kids!

Your Team Coup de cœur 2015

This spot is intended for a team with a particularly inspiring story. The selection criteria for the team are based on their ability to mobilize the community by embodying the values promoted by the Grand Défi, their influence and impact on the community, the value of the activities they organize and members’ ability to serve as role models in society.

The main strength of our team is our members’ ability to bring people together and we’ve recruited influential players from every sector: school, community, business and entrepreneurial.

Here is our team of ambassadors:

  • Francine

    She is President of the Commission scolaire des Trois-Lacs. The Federation of Quebec School Boards awarded her their Order of Merit in 2011. She is very involved in sports in the region. She is also a nominee for the Femme d’influence en sport et en activités physiques au Québec. She instigated La Grande Boucle des Trois-Lacs, which began in 2014.

  • Mathieu

    He is President of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Chamber of Commerce and Industry. A lawyer by profession, he is a leader for Vaudreuil-Soulanges companies. Under his leadership, the Chamber of Commerce is being revitalized and invigorated to be more representative of our current reality. In this regard, several innovative projects are being developed by the Chamber of Commerce to bring together the business world and the sports world.

  • Marie-Andrée

    A businesswoman acclaimed for her dynamism, she is the reference for media in the region. CEO of VIVA Media and regional WebTV, Marie-Andrée attaches great value to physical activity and healthy eating and devotes particular attention to their importance in her various news media. Member of various boards and active in several major organizations in the region, she feels that getting involved in the community is part of her DNA. For her, this experience is an opportunity to inspire youth and a means to bring about a wonderful transformation.

  • Sonia

    She’s above all a mother of four children for whom healthy life habits really make sense for her family. She’s also an important local businesswoman who mobilized her companies to participate in La Grande Boucle in 2014 and educated her staff about healthy life habits. This rewarding experience of raising the bar convinced her to come back again for the 1000-km Grand Défi.

  • Lucie

    A visionary spirit in the local sports world, she co-founded the important Centre Multisports de Vaudreuil-Soulanges. Lucie also instigated the first school triathlon in Québec in 2001, which will be in its 13th year in June. École Sainte-Madeleine has enabled over 4,000 elementary school students to participate in a multi-sports event.

  • Bernard

    Police lieutenant by profession and greatly involved with youth in the region, he completes our team with his support through all stages of this great regional project.