Spokespersons

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The spokespersons are personalities who get involved and demonstrate their commitment to the cause throughout the year. Whether during the provincial hospital tour, visits with hospitalized children or activities organized by our partners, their talent serves the well-being of sick children.


Hostess

Annie Brocoli

Involved with Opération Enfant Soleil since 2004, Annie is the telethon’s main host alongside Maxime Landry.

Thanks to Annie, the mascot of Opération Enfant Soleil was created. During the summer of 2009, a successfully met a challenge during her participation in the show Le moment de vérité enabled her to offer a gift to the children of Opération Enfant Soleil: the creation of Dr. Toudoux, a very affectionate koala who loves to cuddle with the hearts on his palms.

Throughout the year, Annie joyfully participates in numerous activities. View the moments she shared with little Théo, Enfant Soleil from Montréal, whom she met during the Opération Enfant Soleil hospital tour.

Host

Maxime Landry

Official spokesperson for Opération Enfant Soleil since 2011, Maxime participated in his first telethon by winning the Concours Jeunes Espoirs Enfant Soleil in 2007. He also showed viewers his generosity by immediately handing over the entire scholarship he had won!

A multidisciplinary artist, this man of a thousand talents is passionately involved—visiting partners, hosting several fundraising activities and travelling throughout Quebec to deliver collected donations to regional hospitals.

Alongside his friend Annie Brocoli, he has been the main host of the telethon since 2015. Click here to see his meeting with Jayden Forest-Aubut, Enfant Soleil from Laval.

Hostess

Mélissa Bédard

A singer and actress, Mélissa was revealed to the public in 2012 during her appearance on Star Académie. Since then, year after year, she has gladly participated in the Opération Enfant Soleil Telethon by singing, encouraging families affected by disease, thanking the partners, and inviting the public to give generously.

For the first time, she will participate in the Telethon as a host. We are pleased to welcome her as one of the official spokespeople of the cause!

Hostess

Camille Dg

Host, columnist, blogger and president of the digital agency Codmorse, Camille joined Opération Enfant Soleil’s spokesperson team in 2017.

By sharing her expertise in social media, participating in the hospital tour and hosting fundraising events, Camille wishes to contribute to the well-being of children and families in Quebec.

Check out her encounter with Eloïse Parisé, Enfant Soleil from Centre-du-Québec, by clicking here.

Host

Alain Dumas

Involved with Opération Enfant Soleil since 1991, Alain is without a doubt an emblematic figure for the cause. Actor, comedian, host, speaker, singer and author, he is fuelled by passion.

For him, human beings are what matter most; helping others is the noblest mission. He has also written the book Le temps qui nous presse, ralentir pour mieux ressentir, which was inspired by his meetings with families living with childhood illness.

Present throughout the year and assisting various fundraising campaigns, Opération Enfant Soleil holds no secrets for him. See a special moment he shared with James Dufour, Enfant Soleil from Mauricie whom he met during the Opération Enfant Soleil hospital tour.

Hostess

Anick Dumontet

Host, columnist and author, Anick has been involved with Opération Enfant Soleil since 2003. Generous and energetic, she radiates happiness.

Over the years, she has visited many of our valuable partners and hosted several fundraising activities. She has also travelled with the team throughout Quebec to distribute donations all over the province and meet families, hoping to hear what she considers the most beautiful thing in the world—children’s laughter.

Check out her encounter with Emma Deschênes, Enfant Soleil from Bas-Saint-Laurent, by clicking here.

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Philippe Fehmiu

Host and enthusiast of music from here and elsewhere as well as new technologies, Philippe has been involved with Opération Enfant Soleil since 2006. His commitment led him to annually visit an area of the province to deliver collected donations to hospitals and meet partners and hospitalized children.

Philippe also hosts fundraising activities and never hesitates to give his time for children’s well-being. He is also an invaluable asset to the team for Opération Enfant Soleil’s digital strategies.

Click here to see his meeting with the family of Mikaële Laure Personna, Enfant Soleil from Laval.

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Louis-Georges Girard

On top of his commitments as an actor, Louis-Georges has been a loyal host of the Telethon since 2004.

This generous man has participated in countless activities benefitting Opération Enfant Soleil and made many visits to our valued partners. In addition to all this, Louis-Georges participates yearly in the hospital tour to deliver collected donations to hospitals and organizations helping sick children.

To see some images of his meeting with Matéo Kenuajuak, Enfant Soleil from Montérégie, click here.

Hostess

Josée Lavigueur

Host, lecturer and columnist, Josée has been involved with Opération Enfant Soleil since 2005. Every year, she happily visits many of our valuable partners, hosts many fundraising activities, and travels throughout Quebec to meet families affected by illness and distribute funds to hospitals. Her commitment to the cause is undeniable.

In 2006, a fund was created in her name in collaboration with Énergie Cardio. The Fonds Josée Lavigueur d’Opération Enfant Soleil aims to promote kid’s physical and mental health through exercise.

Click here to watch his meeting with Zackary Petit, one of the Enfants Soleil from Laurentides.

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Eve-Marie Lortie

A host for more than 20 years, Eve-Marie is deeply involved with Opération Enfant Soleil. She joined the hosting team in spring 2019 during the provincial hospital tour, when all the donations are given to hospitals in all four corners of Quebec.

Since then, she has gladly participated in various fundraising events, encouraged the valuable partners of the cause, and supported families affected by disease.

Check out her meeting with Eliott Girard, Enfant Soleil from Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean, by clicking here.

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Arthur L’aventurier

Singer-songwriter Arthur L’aventurier’s mission is to make nature accessible to young families and encourage them to enjoy the environment through his albums, musical films, and shows. Arthur has generously participated in the Opération Enfant Soleil Telethon for more than 20 years! He is also involved in cheering on partners in the cause with their activities and participating in distributing funds to hospitals during the provincial grant tour.

Click here to watch his meeting with Jacob Blais, one of the Enfants Soleil from Côte-Nord.

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Annie-Soleil Proteau

Annie-Soleil has been involved with Opération Enfant Soleil since 2013. A professional host, she shares her talent for the benefit of children by supporting the Maison Enfant Soleil project and by participating in the telethon and various fundraising events.

Lively and persevering, Annie-Soleil lives life to the fullest. She likes being close to people and wholeheartedly wants to help families affected by illness.

View the moments she shared with Éli-Noam, Enfant Soleil from Lac-Saint-Jean, whom she met during the Opération Enfant Soleil hospital tour.

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Félix-Antoine Tremblay

Félix-Antoine is a graduate of the theatre program at Collège Lionel-Groulx. Curious and passionate from a very young age, television and performing arts are part of his everyday life. He began his career as a comedian in a critically-acclaimed film and then made a name for himself with youth audiences by acting in a very successful series. Between shooting different films, he participates in various programs as a commentator.

Félix-Antoine joined the Opération Enfant Soleil team during the 2018 provincial hospital tour. We are delighted that he agreed to share his energy and dynamism with youth by getting involved in a number of activities organized for the cause. He is also a spokesperson for #Portetonpyj, a playful campaign designed for primary and secondary schools.

Click here to watch his meeting with Olivier Couture, one of the Enfants Soleil from Estrie.

Collaborators

2Frères

Thanks to their talent and their engaging personality, 2Frères have conquered the hearts of Quebecers. Present on the Telethon stage for several years, Érik joined the hosting team during the 2019 edition. In the past year, Érik and Sonny participated in the provincial hospital tour for the first time, where they had the opportunity to meet the partners, medical teams, and Enfant Soleil families, in addition to awarding the funds raised to several healthcare facilities. We are pleased to welcome them to the big Opération Enfant Soleil family!

Click here to check out Érik’s meeting with Emrick Blanchette, Enfant Soleil from Capitale-Nationale.

Collaborator

Jean-François Breau

Host and well-known singer, Jean-François was initially involved with Opération Enfant Soleil as an invited telethon artist over 15 years ago.

He has travelled throughout Quebec to award donations to regional hospitals, meet and encourage sick children and their families in addition to participating in several fundraising activities for Opération Enfant Soleil.

Click here to see his meeting with Jérémy Plourde, one of the Enfants Soleil from the Capitale-Nationale region.

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Étienne Drapeau

Singer-songwriter Étienne travels around the province year after year to play shows and share his passion with all of Quebec. His connection with Opération Enfant Soleil goes back nearly 20 years, when he participated in fundraising campaigns for the cause.

In 2005, Étienne joined the Telethon as a guest artist. He has participated in it many times and for two years, he has also been involved in the provincial tour to distribute donations to hospital centres. Kind and generous, he also takes part in several fundraising activities organized by the partners of Opération Enfant Soleil, in addition to encouraging sick children and their families.

Click here to watch his meeting with Floriane, one of the Enfants Soleil from Laurentides.

Collaborator

Marie-Ève Janvier

An official spokeswoman for Opération Enfant Soleil since 2013, Marie-Eve attended her first telethon as an invited artist almost 20 years ago.

Host and well-known singer, Marie-Eve gets wholeheartedly involved each year: she participates in many activities benefitting Opération Enfant Soleil and travels throughout Quebec to deliver donations to regional hospitals and encourage families affected by illness.

Click here to experience the special moments she shared with Mathilde and Isaac, Enfants Soleil from Lanaudière.

Mascot

Docteur Toudoux

Dr. Toudoux is a very affectionate koala who loves to cuddle children with the hearts on his palms.

The Enfants Soleil and their siblings were excellent advisors for finding a name. By sheer chance, our judges, Annie Brocoli and Arthur L’aventurier, chose the name suggested by Éloïse Beaupré, the Laurentides’s Enfant Soleil, out of all names submitted.