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The Maison Enfant Soleil, Designed by Bonneville Homes
Montréal, March 6, 2015 – At the Montreal National Home Show this morning, Opération Enfant Soleil officially unveiled the 23rd Maison Enfant Soleil, designed by Bonneville Homes. This exclusive and unique model was named Liana in honour of the project’s ambassador. Proceeds from the draw for this superb house, which was specifically designed for Opération Enfant Soleil, will allow hundreds of projects to be implemented in regional hospitals and organizations as well as in Québec’s major paediatric centres.
The winner will receive an installed, fully decorated and furnished house worth $550,000, as well as an allowance of $100,000 for the lot, in the city of their choice. This project owes its success to the extraordinary involvement of our major partners: official builder Bonneville Homes, official furniture supplier and decorator Sears Canada and main lot supplier TD Bank.
Tickets are available from partners in our provincial ticket sales network, such as RE/MAX, Sears Canada, Familiprix and TD, as well as through the Opération Enfant Soleil website. Last year, nearly $1.7 million was raised through Maison Enfant Soleil ticket sales. Maison Enfant Soleil draws have raised almost $17 million since the first edition. The 2015 draw will take place live on TVA’s Salut, Bonjour! on July 16./p>
Liana Adam, ambassador of the Maison Enfant Soleil, designed by Bonneville Homes
Liana has type II spinal muscular atrophy, a condition characterized by muscle weakness and atrophy. She can’t use her legs, and her lungs are also affected, which predisposes her to frequent lung infections. She also suffers from osteopenia, which makes her bones very fragile. Despite multiple operations and hospital stays, despite the pain and frustration that sometimes set in, Liana remains a smiling and energetic child, a real go-getter!
About Opération Enfant Soleil
Opération Enfant Soleil is a non-profit organization that raises funds to develop high-quality paediatrics for all sick children in Quebec. Thanks to donations raised, hundreds of projects are carried out each year in major paediatric centres, which are equipped with cutting-edge technology and welcoming environments, and in regional hospitals, where children can be treated near their families. Thanks to the generosity of thousands of Quebeckers, the support of volunteers and the dedication of our partners, over $180 million has been distributed throughout the province. For more information, visit www.operationenfantsoleil.ca. www.operationenfantsoleil.ca.
Opération Enfant Soleil
418 683-3637, ext. 123 | 581 996-7524
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 2015 Maison Enfant Soleil!
With help from many loyal partners, we built and decorated the 2015 Maison Enfant Soleil in a very modern, contemporary style with an amazing terrace that’s perfect for sharing precious moments. It’s a large home designed in harmony with nature, and an oasis of peace for the whole family.
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 LIANA, after the Opération Enfant Soleil ambassador for 2015.
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
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.
The 2015 Maison Enfant Soleil, which you’ll be able to visit in March at the Montreal National Home Show, will be built with optimal comfort in mind, using rough shapes and materials to achieve unassuming simplicity. This year, Sears Canada is planning to highlight the house’s urban style by complementing its many rooms with cozy elements to delight every generation that will live in it.
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. 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
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