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Plenty of New Features in the 2015 Maison Enfant Soleil, Designed by Bonneville Homes
Beloeil, November 19, 2014 – Opération Enfant Soleil is proud to partner with Bonneville Homes, a Quebec industry leader that has a major philanthropic focus. This year, the family-owned and -operated business, which has been building custom homes in Quebec for over 50 years, is joining our loyal partners in the 23rd Maison Enfant Soleil project. The one-of-a-kind Bonneville Homes model, which was specially designed for Opération Enfant Soleil, was unveiled this morning. The home can be visited in March 2015 at the Montreal National Home Show. In addition to the fully decorated and furnished home, the winner of the Maison Enfant Soleil draw will receive a cash prize for the purchase of a lot located in the city of their choice.
Valued at $550,000, the Maison Enfant Soleil is made possible through the generosity and support of our partners, including Sears Canada, furniture supplier and official decorator, and TD, main supplier of the cash prize for the lot purchase.
Tickets cost $10 and will be available starting January 2015 through partners in our provincial ticket sales network, such as RE/MAX, Sears Canada, Familiprix and TD. Tickets will also be available through the Opération Enfant Soleil website.
At the unveiling, Opération Enfant Soleil spokesperson Joël Legendre took the opportunity to introduce his Maison Enfant Soleil project partner Liana Adam, an Enfant Soleil and the project ambassador. Liana has spinal muscular atrophy, a condition characterized by muscle weakness and atrophy.
Dany Bonneville, Co-President of Bonneville Homes, was very proud to announce his continued partnership with Opération Enfant Soleil for the next three years:
When my grandfather started Bonneville Homes, his mission was to help young families by making home ownership a possibility for everyone. Today, by working with Opération Enfant Soleil, we are still helping families—this time, families with sick children. My grandfather also started the tradition of naming the models of houses after his children and grandchildren. In honour of that practice, we have decided to name the Maison Enfant Soleil model Liana.
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.
Photo left to right and top to bottom : Anne Hudon, Vice President, Communications, Events and Projects, Opération Enfant Soleil; Michel Pauzé, First Vice-Chairman of Opération Enfant Soleil’s board of directors; Joël Legendre, Spokesperson, Opération Enfant Soleil; Liana Adam, Enfant Soleil and the project ambassador; and Dany Bonneville, Co-President of Bonneville Homes.
Photo credit : Luc Giard.
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
Photo left to right and top to bottom : Michel Pauzé, First Vice-Chairman of Opération Enfant Soleil’s board of directors; Anne Hudon, Vice President, Communications, Events and Projects, Opération Enfant Soleil; Natalie Larocque-Cross, Vice-President, Sears Corporate Stores, Eastern Canada; Joël Legendre, Spokesperson, Opération Enfant Soleil; Liana Adam, Enfant Soleil and the project ambassador; and Dany Bonneville, Co-President of Bonneville Homes.
Photo credit : Luc Giard.
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
Photo left to right and top to bottom : Michel Pauzé, First Vice-Chairman of Opération Enfant Soleil’s board of directors; Nicolas Brazeau, Financial Planner, TD Canada Trust Beloeil, Sylvie Thériault, Branch manager, TD Canada Trust Beloeil, Anne Hudon, Vice President, Communications, Events and Projects, Opération Enfant Soleil; Jean-François Blais, Account Manager, TD Canada Trust Beloeil; Joël Legendre, Spokesperson, Opération Enfant Soleil; Liana Adam, Enfant Soleil and the project ambassador; and Dany Bonneville, Co-President of Bonneville Homes.
Photo credit : Luc Giard.
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
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 Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke. Close to 130 grants are also distributed each year to regional hospitals and various organizations.See all the facts