Golf Québec/Aléo Foundation Bursary Program

Golf Québec/Aléo Foundation Bursary Program Marks 10 Years
An Approach that Helps Set the Course
Montréal, February 24, 2024 – This year, the collaboration between Golf Québec and the Aléo Foundation, which was initiated in 2014, is once again making it possible to support thirty promising student-athletes by awarding them a total of $90,000 in bursaries and services to help them pursue their sport and academic goals. Since the program was launched ten years ago, more than $900,000 in bursaries and services have been awarded to golfers in Quebec.
During the ceremony, the 2024 cohort benefitted from the advice and personal accounts of Étienne Papineau, a bursary recipient from the very first edition in 2014, who is now a professional golfer. This year’s bursary recipients see tangibly, the way the Aléo Foundation can impact a golfer’s career, all the way up to the highest levels of the sport.
The tenth annual Golf Québec/Aléo Foundation Bursary Program was made possible by six generous donors: Claude Chagnon, Fednav, F. Furst Enterprises Ltd., the Fondation Roland-Beaulieu, the Peacock Family Foundation, and Groupe Park Avenue. Their donations were in addition to a portion of the proceeds from the 2023 Bonneville 808 Challenge, which were earmarked for this program.
The Golf Québec/Aléo Foundation Bursary Program was created jointly by the two organizations to provide financial assistance and improved support to young golfers, while making them aware of the importance of pursuing their academic studies alongside their golf careers.
In their own words:
“Golf is a sport with its own unique set of realities, and it’s important for us to support student-athletes in this discipline in the best way we can. Our partnership with Golf Québec enables us to contribute to the development of the athletes of today and of tomorrow, and to give young golfers the opportunity to train in a more holistic manner, using the same tools as athletes in other sports, all while benefitting from quality academic guidance.”
- Patricia Demers, Executive Director, Aléo Foundation
“For the past ten years, Golf Québec has been proud to be associated with the Aléo Foundation. We can point to numerous examples of success stories. Étienne Papineau and Céleste Dao, to name just two, benefitted from the Foundation’s ongoing support as they pursued their academic and athletic development. Many other young athletes have benefitted from the same support, and this will certainly be the case for the 2024 cohort. They all have the potential to achieve high levels of performance, including at the international level. I would also like to highlight the work of our coaches, who play a key role in the development of the young athletes. The partnership between our two organizations aligns perfectly with Golf Québec’s aim of igniting passions and nurturing dreams. Of course, the success of this program would not be possible without the financial support of our generous donors. I would like to thank them for their loyalty.”
– Jean-Pierre Beaulieu, Executive Director, Golf Québec
Golf Québec/Aléo Foundation Bursary Program

About Golf Québec – Initiate passions, build dreams
Founded in 1920, Golf Québec is the provincial sport federation whose mission is to increase participation in golf, to develop excellence in golf, and to promote and govern the game of golf. Golf Québec provides discovery and introduction programs such as First Tee – Premier départ Québec as well as core services such as the Rules of Golf, Course Ratings, World Handicap System, and the Québec Golf Hall of Fame. In addition, Golf Québec conducts regional and provincial championships to bring the local golf enthusiasts to surpass themselves and eventually reach the upper spheres of professional tours. For more information, please visit
About the Aléo Foundation
Created in 1985, the Foundation for Athletic Excellence (FAEQ) has awarded more than $20 million in bursaries to nearly 4,000 exceptional student-athletes from all over Québec. In order to better reflect the organization’s mission of elevating athletes beyond sport, the FAEQ changed its name and brand image in 2022, becoming the Aléo Foundation. In addition to continuing to provide bursaries and guidance services to the leaders of tomorrow, it maintains its personalized approach, where the overall development and well-being of its bursary recipients are at the heart of its activities.
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