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Quebec, July 14th, 2016 - The Maison Enfant Soleil, signée Bonnville draw took place this morning live on the show Salut, Bonjour!, broadcasted across the TVA network, hosted by Josée Lavigueur. Mr. Armand Bernier of Sainte-Hélène-de-Bagot (ticket # 086311) is the lucky winner of this magnificent home, a unique and exclusive model called Gabrielle in honour of the project's Enfant Soleil ambassador. The winner receives a fully decorated and furnished home, as well as a grant to place it on the land of his choice.
This hope-inspiring project is a tremendous success thanks to the extraordinary commitment of our major partners: Industries Bonneville, official builder, Sears Canada, official supplier of furniture and decorator, and TD Bank, main provider of the land purchasing grant.
An initiative of this scale couldn't have come to fruition without the support of the businesses comprising the provincial sales network: RE/MAX, Sears, Familiprix, TD, Aubainerie and Couche-Tard. Their involvement, coupled with the participation of the citizens, will contribute again this year to the success of many projects in major paediatric centres across Quebec as well as in regional hospitals and institutions.
A record 1.9 million dollars were raised through draw ticket sales this year, and more than 20 million dollars were collected for the well-being of sick children since the first Maison Enfant Soleil Draw in 1993.
Gabrielle Bleau-Côté, ambassador of the 24th Maison Enfant Soleil, signée Bonneville
At the age of four, Gabrielle had an operation for a philocytic astrocytoma, a brain tumour that had needed to be removed immediately. Although today she has no physical aftereffects of the disease, Gabrielle and her parents still remember the painful and difficult recovery, and are aware that a recurrence is possible. Despite this, they live each day and know that they can count of the excellent care and the natural generosity of their communities. It was totally natural for Gabrielle and her parents to get involved in this project.
Photo : Mrs Marie-Christine Nolet, Couche-Tard, Mrs Natalie Larocque, Sears, Mrs Josée Lavigueur, spokesperson of Opération Enfant Soleil, Mrs Anne Hudon, Opération Enfant Soleil, Gabrielle Bleau-Côté, Enfant Soleil project ambassador, Mr. Dany Bonneville, Bonneville Homes, Mr. Marc Cousineau, RE/MAX Québec, Mrs Joanne Mailloux, Familiprix et Mrs Monique Fontaine, TD
Absent from the photo : Aubainerie Representant
A few words from our valued partners
Bonneville Homes, official construction company
Bonneville Homes is a fourth-generation family business that has pushed the boundaries of factory-built housing for over 50 years. Its mission is to design, build and deliver unique, trend-setting housing concepts using cutting-edge construction techniques.
The Bonneville family is involved in many causes and foundations. So when we were given the opportunity to work with Opération Enfant Soleil and be a part of this great adventure, we said yes right away. When Paul-Émile Bonneville founded Bonneville Homes, he wanted to make home ownership more accessible for young families. Today, we’re following in his footsteps and partnering with Opération Enfant Soleil to help families—only this time, it’s families with sick children. That’s why we’re proud to be the official construction company of the 2016 Maison Enfant Soleil!
With the help of many loyal partners, we built and furnished the 2016 Maison Enfant Soleil in a textured contemporary style that incorporates industrial accents and a huge living area for receiving guests easily. Basically, this bungalow was designed for a family that likes company without sacrificing their privacy.p>
The founder of Bonneville Homes would name his new house models after his children and grandchildren. To continue this tradition, we decided to name the Maison Enfant Soleil GABRIELLE for Gabrielle Bleau-Côté, Enfant Soleil and project ambassador..
The house will be unveiled at the Montreal National Home Show in March, and we can’t wait to show you how good it looks. Drop by for a visit! Who knows—it might become your own home.
Dany Bonneville, Co-President, Bonneville Homes
Photo : Anne Hudon, Chief Executive Officer, Opération Enfant Soleil; Josée Lavigueur, Spokesperson, Opération Enfant Soleil; Dany Bonneville, Co-President of Bonneville Homes; and Gabrielle Bleau-Côté Enfant Soleil and the project ambassador. Photo credit : Luc Giard.
Sears Canada, furniture supplier and official decorator
Once again this year, Sears Canada wants to recognize the courage and perseverance of sick children across Quebec and their families.
Throughout the years, sick children and their families have always been consulted to make sure the Maison Enfant Soleil’s decor and design reflect who they are. They are a genuine inspiration to our teams, and we want each new home to be a tribute to them.
The 2016 Maison Enfant Soleil, which you can visit in March at the Montreal National Home Show, will be a family home whose rooms give centre stage to the winner’s comfort through a perfect balance between convenience and elegance. With a rustic and industrial style infusing the décor with a spirit of simplicity, this year’s house will showcase a shabby chic look that will please every generation living in it.
As the proud ENERGY STAR Retailer of the Year for 2003, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, Sears Canada is committed to making the Maison Enfant Soleil as energy-efficient as possible and will provide the future owner with energy-saving ENERGY STAR qualified appliances.
Natalie Larocque, Vice-President, Sears Corporate Stores, Eastern Canada
Photo : Mrs Natalie Larocque Vice-President, Sears Corporate Stores, Eastern Canada; Anne Hudon, Chief Executive Officer, Opération Enfant Soleil; Josée Lavigueur, Spokesperson, Opération Enfant Soleil; Dany Bonneville, Co-President of Bonneville Homes; and Gabrielle Bleau-Côté Enfant Soleil and the project ambassador. Photo credit : Luc Giard.
TD, main supplier of the Maison Enfant Soleil lot
A strong and dynamic Quebec starts with healthy kids. Because TD’s employees and clients want to build a better future for sick children, we are eager to continue our long-standing partnership with Opération Enfant Soleil.
Not only do we offer clients the chance to donate to the cause through automatic monthly payments from their bank account, but our employees organize original fundraising activities in their communities as well. For the seventh year, they have set ambitious objectives to sell tickets for the Maison Enfant Soleil draw. In participating in this campaign once again, we know that we are giving hope to sick children and their families.
Visit your local branch to buy your ticket and join us in proudly and passionately supporting children’s health.
Amélie Picher, Director, Community Relations, TD Bank Group
Photo : M. Éric Bonneville, Co-President of Bonneville Homes; Mrs Sylvie Thériault, TD Beloeil Director; Anne Hudon, Chief Executive Officer, Opération Enfant Soleil; Josée Lavigueur, Spokesperson, Opération Enfant Soleil; Dany Bonneville, Co-President of Bonneville Homes; and Gabrielle Bleau-Côté Enfant Soleil and the project ambassador. Photo credit : Luc Giard.
Did you know?
Part of the funds raised by Opération Enfant Soleil are distributed among Quebec’s four major paediatric centres: the CHU de Québec’s Centre mère-enfant Soleil, the CHU Sainte-Justine in Montréal, the Montreal Children’s Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre and the CIUSSS de l’Estrie-CHU de Sherbrooke. More than 130 grants are also distributed each year to regional hospitals and various organizations.See all the facts
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