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Opération Enfant Soleil is proud to continue its partnership with Bonneville Homes for the creation of the 2016 Maison Enfant Soleil, designed by Bonneville. This unique model, unveiled on November 11, was made specifically for Opération Enfant Soleil and can be visited in March at the National Home Show, in Montreal. The winner of the draw will receive a prize worth $500,000 which includes the fully decorated and furnished home as well as a cash amount for the purchase of a lot located in the city of their choice.
This project is made possible by the generous support of our partners: official furniture supplier and decorator Sears Canada, and main supplier for the cash prize used to purchase the lot TD Bank.Tickets, for $10 each, are now on sale at Sears, Familiprix and RE/MAX. They will also be available soon at TD and from March 30 at Couche-Tard. You can purchase your ticket online now.
Opération Enfant Soleil spokesperson Josée Lavigueur took the opportunity to introduce Gabrielle Bleau-Côté, Enfant Soleil and project ambassador. When she was four, Gabrielle had to be operated for a tumor in the cerebellum. Today, she and her family want to help sick children who are facing the same kind of harsh trials.
Mr. Dany Bonneville, Co-President of Bonneville Homes, is proud to see the family business continue its philanthropic mission. He was very pleased to present the project and pay tribute to the Enfant Soleil:
We are proud to continue the tradition started by my grandfather, the founder of Bonneville Homes, who named his new house models after his children and grandchildren. Our family considers it an honour to name the 2016 Maison Enfant Soleil after Gabrielle.
Last year, over $1.4 million was raised through ticket sales. Since the first edition, Maison Enfant Soleil draws have raised over $18 million. The draw will take place live on TVA’s “Salut, Bonjour!” the morning of July 14.
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?
In addition to the Telethon, Opération Enfant Soleil organizes various events throughout the year in collaboration with its partners: the Maison Enfant Soleil draw, the Golf Classic, two gastronomic suppers—Fous Gourmands and Toqués du vin—, the Children’s Support Chain Campaign1 and the Halloween Campaign.2See all the facts