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Québec Foundation for Athletic Excellence – Via Loto-Québec’s Bursary Program for Athletes with Physical or Sensory Limitations

Montreal, April 28, 2016 – Laurie De L’Étoile-Harland, of Loto-Québec’s Social Commitment Department, revealed with the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence (FAEQ), the names of 14 inspiring athletes that will share $40,000 worth of bursaries via the Loto-Québec Bursary Program. The Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard hosted the awards presentation, which took place during the Défi sportif AlterGo, an event that Loto-Québec sponsors.

In its ninth year, the bursary program seeks to support athletes with physical or sensory limitations who pursue sports excellence on the provincial, national, or international stage. Loto-Québec is especially proud to introduce its 14 bursary recipients, all of whom demonstrate noteworthy achievement and inspirational determination in sport; five of these recipients have excellent chances of representing Canada at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games this summer. Loto-Québec has decided to renew its partnership with the Foundation for two more years.

The bursary is managed by the FAEQ in association with various sports federations and associations for athletes with physical or sensory limitations, including: Parasports Québec, the Association québécoise de sports pour paralytiques cérébraux (AQSPC), the Association sportive des sourds du Québec (ASSQ), the Association sportive des aveugles du Québec (ASAQ) and other sport federations.  

FAEQ President Claude Chagnon was very pleased with Loto-Québec partnership renewal announcement, as the bursary assists athletes who have surpassed serious illnesses and accidents to come back with strength and panache. “After numerous years of existence, the Loto-Québec Bursary Program has developed quite a favourable reputation, and is well-known in the sports world. Sponsored athletes are truly models of perseverance for their fellow athletes, as well as for all Québecers. Loto-Québec’s continued investment will enable the Foundation to reach its objectives – a key goal being increasing the number of bursaries awarded to athletes with a significant physical limitation,” said Mr. Chagnon.

Loto-Québec 2016 Bursary Program – 14 Recipients  

First Name

Last Name

Sport

Place of Residence

 Recruitment Bursary – $3,000

Béatrice

Guay

Badminton

Lévis

Releve Category – $2,000 Bursaries

Annie

Bouchard

Paracycling

Baie-Saint-Paul

Philippe

Lord

Boccia

Blainville

Elite Category – $3,000 Bursaries

Aurélien

Bucquet

Sledge Hockey  

Saint-Rémi

Josué

Coudé

Goalball

Québec City

Matthieu

Croteau Daigle

Paracycling

Thetford Mines

Patrick

Des Groseillers

Powerchair Soccer

Repentigny

Josée

Lamothe

Boccia

Trois-Rivières

Alison

Levine

Boccia

Côte-Saint-Luc

Mathieu

Trudeau

Sledge Hockey

Candiac

Excellence Category – $3,000 Bursaries

Philippe

Bédard

Wheelchair Tennis  

Bromont

Jean-Philippe

Maranda

Para-athletics

Sainte-Aurélie

Charles

Moreau

Paracycling

Victoriaville

Nicolas Guy

Turbide

Para-swimming

Québec City

 

About Loto-Québec
In keeping with its desire to lend support to organizations that work with athletes with physical or sensory limitations, Loto-Québec has established a major agreement with the FAEQ. Each year over the past nine years the Loto-Québec Bursary Program honours exceptional, inspiring athletes with physical or sensory limitations. The program was created in association with Défi sportif AlterGo and Special Olympics Québec – two key players in sport for athletes with a disability.

About the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence: UNITED for SUCCESS
The Foundation is unique thanks to its personal approach, diligent management, and influential role in the realm of sport and education. With its new five-year plan from 2015-2020, the FAEQ primary objective is to achieve a 35% increase in annual bursary amounts and in annual number of bursary recipients. This year, the Foundation will distribute 1.2 million dollars in bursaries to more than 425 student-athletes throughout Quebec. The Foundation’s bursaries reward: academic excellence, encourage the balancing of high performance sport and academics, highlight leadership and recognize perseverance. The FAEQ is moved to action by a genuine desire to unite with former bursary recipients and sponsors for the success of current bursary recipients, thereby making a difference in their academic, athletic, and/or personal development. Visit the Foundation’s web site at faeq.com and click “Like” on its Facebook page at: FAEQ – Fondation de l’athlète d’excellence du Québec.

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Contacts:

Patricia Demers

Patrice Lavoie

Assistant General Director

Director, Communications and Press Relations

Québec Foundation for Athletic Excellence

Loto-Québec

514-252-3171, ext. 3728

514-499-5130

patricia.demers@faeq.com

patrice.lavoie@loto-quebec.com