Friday February 24 2017 – On Tuesday, February 21, the Richelieu Skateway was officially inaugurated in the Adélard-Dugré sector, a permanent multi-sport rink accessible all year round to local youth, schools and the City. This one was named Richelieu Skating Rink in honour of the main donor, the Fondation Richelieu, who contributed $30,000 to its creation.

Maxim Vézina, President of the Richelieu Foundation, mentioned in his inaugural speech the importance of the link that the Richelieu Skateway creates between this neighbourhood and other more affluent sectors of the city: “The skateway is open to all Trois-Rivières residents and, believe me, it is worth the trip”. He thanked Didier Perrot, treasurer of the Richelieu Foundation, for his involvement in the working committees and with financial partners, a dozen entrepreneurs and foundations.

Mr. Yvon Boivin, President of the Keranna Foundation, spoke of the importance of contributing financially to the revitalization of the neighbourhood. “The Keranna Secondary Institute has been volunteering for many years in the area and has seen the Daughters of Jesus, the founders of the institution, create the Maison Coup de Pouce, working in the neighbourhood for more than 20 years. It was normal for us to be associated with a project that would provide quality infrastructure for the students and youth of the neighbourhood.”

Finally, Mr. Marco Bélanger, Executive Director of the Office municipal d’habitation de Trois-Rivières (OMHTR), thanked all the partners present for their vision and their concerted involvement in this $155,000 project.

Several members of the Fondation Richelieu, guests and local youth took advantage of this event to put on their skates and test the ice at the Richelieu Skateway.

About the Richelieu FoundationFounded in 1969, the Fondation Richelieu de Trois-Rivières supports organizations that help disadvantaged youth in Trois-Rivières Métropolitain. It distributes more than $100,000 each year to several charities and organizations in the region.

About the Office municipal d’habitation de Trois-RivièresThe OMHTR, which houses more than 2,700 occupants, or 2% of the population of Trois-Rivières, in its 1,640 housing units, representing 9.5% of the rental stock of the City of Trois-Rivières. In addition, OMHTR supports tenants in their journey to contribute to their empowerment, both socially and professionally, with a view to overall health.

1st row, from left to right: Ms. Julie L’Heureux, Executive Director of the Keranna Secondary Institute, Mr. Yvon Boivin, President of the Keranna Foundation, Mr. Guy Gagnon, Director of the Richelieu Foundation, Mr. Maxim Vézina, President of the Richelieu Foundation, Ms. Virginie Deschambeault, Communications Director at the Port of Trois-Rivières, Mr. Roland Thibault, member of the Club Richelieu, Mrs. Sophie Desfossés, Department Head, Culture, Recreation and Community Life, City of Trois-Rivières, and Mr. Patrick Lacroix, owner of Bain Magique.2nd row, left to right: Chantal Croisetière, Keranna Secondary Institute, Mr. Yvon Raby, President of the Rotary Club of Trois-Rivières, Mr. Jean-Marc Vanasse, President of the Rotary Club of Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Mr. Marco Bélanger, Director of the Office municipal d’habitation de Trois-Rivières, Mr. Didier Perrot, Treasurer of the Richelieu Foundation, Mr. Pierre St-Jacques, owner of the Canadian Tire de Trois-Rivières, Mr. Hugo Gaillardetz, member of the Club Richelieu and Mr. Yvon Simard, owner of Bain Magique.

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Marco Bélanger, M.A.P.

Executive Director

819 378-5241

dg@omhtr.ca

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