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. This beloved children’s singer spreads happiness everywhere she goes.

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 Estelle, Enfant Soleil from Laval, whom she met during the Opération Enfant Soleil hospital tour.

Host

Maxime Landry

Official spokesperson for Opération Enfant Soleil since 2012, 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 learn about a special moment they shared with Angeline, Enfant Soleil from Mauricie, and her family.

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Étienne Boulay

A beloved sports personality known for his commitment to youth, Étienne Boulay’s sport of choice was football. A former player, notably for the Montreal Alouettes, Étienne is now known as a host and for his blog Ma Famille Mon Chaos, written with his wife Maika Desnoyers.

Having joined the Opération Enfant Soleil team in 2016 as a sports ambassador, then as an official host, he has participated in many fundraising activities. He also became spokesperson for #Portetonpyj, a funny campaign designed for primary and secondary schools.

Check out Étienne’s meeting with Jessy, Enfant Soleil from Abitibi-Témiscamingue, by clicking here.

Host

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.

Since 2013, 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, Enfant Soleil from the Capitale-Nationale region.

Hostess

Camille DG

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

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.

Click here to view pictures of the latest hospital tour Camille participated in with several other spokespersons for the cause.

Collaborator

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 Megan, Enfant Soleil from Chaudière-Appalaches.

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 Zachary, Enfant Soleil des Îles-de-la-Madeleine and his family 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 Jessy, Enfant Soleil from Abitibi-Témiscamingue, by clicking here.

Host

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 Mathis, Enfant Soleil from Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean.

Collaborator

Marianne St-Gelais

Marianne is a dedicated athlete characterized by her refreshing personality and disarming sincerity! For the St-Félicien Olympian, reaching her goals and fun go hand in hand. Her athletic career attests to the importance of self-confidence, above all else. Although the triple Olympic medalist has hung up her skates, she continues to perfect another passion: communication! Her smile and her joie de vivre will now go from the ice to the small screen. Involved with Opération Enfant Soleil since 2016, Marianne supports the cause in different ways by encouraging sick children and their families. Photo credit: Kelly Jacob.

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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.

Click here to watch his meeting with Romy, Enfant Soleil from Lanaudière.

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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 19 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 Alexis, Enfant Soleil from Centre-du-Québec.

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Roseline Filion

Thanks to her strength of character and perseverance, Roseline Filion won 83 medals during her diving career, including 2 at the Olympics. Now distinguished as the host of various youth and sports programs, she also dedicates her time to Immersia (Laval), an escape room games company that she started with her family.

Since joining the Opération Enfant Soleil team in 2016 as a contributor and sports ambassador, Roseline participates in several fundraising activities every year with valued partners in the cause in addition to being involved in the provincial hospital tour to inspire hope and courage in sick children and their families. She is also a spokesperson for #Portetonpyj, a playful campaign designed for primary and secondary schools.

Host

Louis-Georges Girard

A loyal Opération Enfant Soleil telethon host since 2004, Louis-Georges is an actor and serves as Vice President of the Union des artistes.

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 Noah, Enfant Soleil from Centre-du-Québec, click here.

Hostess

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.

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, for whom she is a spokeswoman. The Fonds Josée Lavigueur d’Opération Enfant Soleil, which aims to promote kid’s physical and mental health through exercise, has enabled the completion of 391 projects across the province.

See her encounter with William, Enfant Soleil from Estrie, and click here to see some images of the latest Défi Cardio 25 heures to benefit the Fonds Josée Lavigueur.

Hostess

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.

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.