$74,000 at the 5th Edition of the Bursary Program



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The Foundation for Athletic Excellence Distributes $74,000 at
the Fifth Edition of its Golf Québec Bursary Program


Sainte-Julie, November 14, 2018 – The Foundation for Athletic Excellence (FAEQ) and Golf Québec revealed the names of the 27 bursary recipients who were awarded a total of $74,000 in individual bursaries, worth $2,000 or $4,000 each, during the fifth edition of the FAEQ/Golf Québec Bursary Program.

Bursaries in the categories of Academic Excellence and Academic and Athletic Support were awarded to Quebec’s top 13- to 17-year-old golfers during the ceremony, which took place at the Club de golf de La Vallée du Richelieu.

The FAEQ/Golf Québec Bursary Program was launched in 2014 as a result of the two organizations’ shared objective of providing financial support to young student-golfers while also encouraging them to focus on their academic pursuits.

The following donors supported the program once again in 2018: Claude Chagnon, Fednav, F. Furst Entreprises Ltd, the Fondation des Gouverneurs de Québec, the Roland Beaulieu Foundation, Groupe Park Avenue, William Molson, the Peacock Family Foundation, and Raymond Royer.

Starting next year, a portion of the profits from the Bonneville 808 Challenge will help fund this program. Earlier today, Claude Chagnon, the Roland Beaulieu Foundation and Groupe Park Avenue renewed their commitment to the program, while other supporters are currently in the process of confirming their continued participation.

“The first five-year cycle of this bursary program clearly demonstrated the relevance and importance of the financial support provided to numerous athletes since the program was created in collaboration with the FAEQ,” stated Jean-Pierre Beaulieu, Executive Director of Golf Québec. “The impact on our youth is immediate, both on the course and in school. Their performances at the provincial, national and international levels are impressive. But in addition to financial support, the program also provides athletes with hope and encouragement that drives them to pursue their development. Imagine the motivation our young golfers feel when they picture themselves following in the footsteps of professional athletes! I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank our generous donors for supporting our young athletes as they pursue their dreams. I would also like to thank the FAEQ for executing this program over the past few years,” he added.

“The recent athletic and academic performances of the top developing athletes in Québec who are supported by our program clearly demonstrate its relevance," said Claude Chagnon, president of the FAEQ. “Céleste Dao won two national titles this season: the Canadian and Mexican Junior Girls’ Championships. Christopher Vandette won the Canadian Junior Boys’ Championship. Both athletes are participants in Team Canada's development program. Céleste also qualified for the LPGA U.S. Open and, along with William Duquette, represented Canada at the Youth Olympic Games. The FAEQ is proud to support these student-athletes, who serve as role models for many other young people.”

The 27 Recipients of the 2018 Golf Québec/FAEQ Bursary Program


Name

Club

Age

Amount

*

City

School

Quinn Arial

Camelot

17

$3,000

EX

Ottawa (Orléans)

St. Matthew High School

Félix Bouchard

La Vallée du Richelieu

15

$2,000

S

Otterburn Park

École De Mortagne

Logan Boucher

Summerlea

16

$3,000

EX

Beaconsfield

Collège de Montréal

Alexis Clément

Drummondville

16

$2,000

S

Drummondville

École Marie-Rivier

Céleste Dao

Summerlea

17

$4,000

EX

Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot

École du Chêne-Bleu

Malik Dao

Summerlea

14

$2,000

EX

Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot

École du Chêne-Bleu

Mathilde Denicourt

Pinegrove

16

$3,000

EX

Saint-Césaire

École du Verbe Divin

Laurent Desmarchais

La Vallée du Richelieu

17

$4,000

S

Longueuil

Cégep André-Laurendeau

William Duquette

Laval-sur-le-Lac

17

$2,000

S

Laval

Saddlebrook Academy

Jean-Christophe Gagnon

Lorette

18

$3,000

EX

Québec

Cegep Champlain – St. Lawrence

Alicia Hénault

Drummondville

14

$2,000

EX

Saint-Guillaume

Collège Saint-Bernard

Élizabeth Labbé

Lorette

17

$4,000

EX

Lévis

Cegep Champlain – St. Lawrence

Mathieu Lafontaine

Summerlea

14

$2,000

EX

Vaudreuil-Dorion

École du Chêne-Bleu

Andréanne Laforest Allard

Chicoutimi

16

$3,000

EX

Chicoutimi

Académie Saint-Louis

Laurence Lamer

Le Fontainebleau

15

$2,000

EX

Blainville

Académie Ste-Thérèse

Camille Lapierre-Ouellet

Château-Bromont

17

$3,000

S

Granby

Cégep André-Laurendeau

James Newton

Royal Ottawa

14

$2,000

EX

Ottawa

Nepean High School

Lory Paradis

Le Mirage

16

$3,000

EX

Blainville

École Félix-Leclerc

Jean-Philippe Parr

Ki-8-Eb

14

$2,000

EX

Saint-Célestin

Académie les Estacades

Marie-Ève Pilon

Lanaudière

17

$3,000

S

Repentigny

Cégep régional de Lanaudière à L’Assomption

Yasmine Qureshi

Lorette

14

$2,000

EX

Québec (Neufchâtel)

Académie Saint-Louis

Emily Romancew

Elm Ridge

17

$4,000

EX

Montréal (Pierrefonds-Roxboro)

John Abbott College

Thomas Stafford

Royal Montréal

16

$3,000

EX

Beaconsfield

Collège de Montréal

Lydia St-Pierre

Lévis

13

$2,000

EX

Lévis (Saint-Jean-Chrysostome)

École Pointe-Lévy

Thomas Vallières

Victoriaville

17

$2,000

S

Victoriaville

Cegep Champlain – St. Lawrence

Christopher Vandette

Summerlea

17

$4,000

S

Beaconsfield

Online Sooke School District, BC

Brandon White

Camelot

17

$3,000

S

Bourget

Université Laval

* EX : Academic Excellence / S : Academic and Athletic Support

About Golf Québec – Initiate passions, build dreams
Golf Québec is the governing body of golf. It provides leadership and promotes the growth and development of amateur golf throughout the province while preserving the integrity and traditions of the game. It represents approximately 45,000 members in close to 235 golf clubs in Québec and Eastern Ontario. Golf Québec provides core services such as the Golf in Schools Program at the elementary and secondary levels; the Golfmobile; Future Links (sponsored by Acura); the First Drive national youth golf program; She Swings, She Scores; Junior Golf Development Centres (JGDC); the rules of golf; handicap and course rating services; Golf Fore the Cure; and the Québec Golf Hall of Fame. In addition, Golf Québec conducts regional and provincial amateur championships. For more information, please visit www.golfquebec.org.

About the Foundation for Athletic Excellence (FAEQ)
The FAEQ (faeq.com) is recognized for its personalized approach, rigorous management style and influence in sport and education circles. In 2018, it will award $1,425,000 in bursaries to 500 student-athletes. It will encourage the conciliation of school and high-performance sports through its academic guidance services and its support services. The FAEQ works with partners and former scholarship recipients to foster the academic, athletic, and professional success of its bursary recipients. The 3rd edition of the Bonneville 808 Challenge, cycling, corporate and festive event benefiting the FAEQ, will be held on September 13 and 14, 2019. Registration will open November 15, 2019 on the Challenge website: http://defi808bonneville.com/inscription/.

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Sources:

François Roy
Assistant Executive Director
Philanthropy, sponsorships, and communications
Golf Québec
(514) 252-3345, extension 3476
froy@golfquebec.org

Annie Pelletier
Communications Director
Foundation for Athletic Excellence
(514) 252-3171, extension 3538
annie.pelletier@faeq.com