The annual golf tournament for the benefit of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Residence raised the sum of $ 77,546 on September 22nd at the Summerlea Golf & Country Club in Vaudreuil-Dorion.
Former Montreal Canadiens star hockey player Stéphane Richer was co-chair of the 17th Golf Tournament benefiting the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Residence on September 22nd at Summerlea Golf & Country Club in Vaudreuil-Dorion. (Photo library)
The golf course was seen in a different light during this 17th edition since the event was of amazing reunions on the greens following the pandemic deprivation of 2020. Even if there was a lack of sunshine, the 148 participants in the tournament, partners and sponsors of the Residence expressed their generosity.
“The golf clubs seemed to go through the air with a very remarkable lightness”, recalls Nathalie Blanchet, director of philanthropic development at the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Residence Foundation.
This charity event was presented by Caroline Salette, real estate broker, and co-chaired by Jean St-Pierre, president of the company “Services de Rebuts Soulanges”, as well as Stéphane Richer, former star hockey player of the Montreal Canadiens. The auction, which was virtual this year due to the pandemic, generated $ 8,000 for the Residence.
The cocktail boxes and dragonfly-shaped chocolates delighted golfers, who were able to savour them in the comfort of their own homes. The Director of Philanthropic Development, Nathalie Blanchet, and the General Director of the Residence, Christine Boyle, would like to thank all the donors on behalf of the Board of Directors, employees and volunteers as well as the tournament presenter, Caroline Salette, and the host, the Summerlea Golf & Country Club, who generously contributed to the success of the event.
They also thank all the sponsors and partners of the tournament: CGL Commercial, Force Legal, Rebuts Soulanges, Potvin Allard, IGA Famille Viau, RBC, HRA, Deux grains au Moulin, Banque National-Gestion privée 1859, Sunny’s Traiteur, La Cage et Distillerie 3 Lacs. “Their support and generosity will allow the Residence to continue to offer quality end-of-life care, in serenity and dignity”, summarize the organizers of the event.
Since September 2010, the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Residence has offered free specialized palliative care to people of all ages suffering from a terminal illness. For more information, you can visit www.mspvs.org.