The Maison Enfant Soleil, designed by Bonneville Draw Has Made Someone Very Fortunate
The draw for the Maison Enfant Soleil signée Bonneville took place this morning live on the show Salut Bonjour! broadcast on the TVA network with Alain Dumas. Mrs. Véronique Veilleux (billet no 109639) is the lucky winner. The winner has the choice between a prize worth $500,000 including a decorated and fully furnished house, as well as a grant to set it up on the land of her choice, or $325,000 in cash.
This inspiring project has been a tremendous success thanks to the extraordinary commitment of our major partners: Les Industries Bonneville, official construction company, IKEA, official furniture supplier and decorator, Lowe’s Canada, official supplier of materials, and TD Bank, main supplier of the land.
A project of this scale would not have been possible without the support of companies in the provincial sales network: RE/MAX, Familiprix, Couche-Tard, Réno-Dépôt et Rona.
The involvement of all our partners, combined with community participation, will once again contribute to the realization of several projects in large pediatric centres, hospitals, and regional organizations in Quebec this year.
Photo : David Archambault, Opération Enfant Soleil; Dany Bonneville, Bonneville Homes; Angéline Lamy & Alain Dumas, ambassadors.
More than 2 million dollars were raised by draw ticket sales this year, and more than 24 million dollars have been raised for the well-being of sick children since the first Maison Enfant Soleil draw in 1993.
RULES FOR THE DRAW
The first Maison Enfant Soleil draw took place in 1993. Since then, this project has grown steadily and, today, this annual fundraiser is the second most important for Opération Enfant Soleil.
Dany Bonneville, co-president of Bonneville Homes, is very proud to see the family business pursue its philanthropic mission. He was thrilled to unveil the image of this magnificent home, which will bear Angéline’s name in honour of the project’s Enfant Soleil ambassador. Angéline suffered from acute respiratory distress syndrome when she was one. Her lungs were seriously afflicted, her liver was visibly swollen and, initially, treatments didn’t produce the expected results. Fortunately, the use of a high-frequency ventilator and the installation of chest tubes for each lung allowed her to recover. Today, Angéline is six years old. She is healthy and can aspire to a normal life.
Last year, more than $2 million was raised by ticket sales for the draw. Since the first edition, draws for Enfant Soleil houses have helped raise over $22 million.