La Capitale Exceeds $1 Million in Support of the Foundation for Athletic Excellence

Malachy Belkhelladi, athlete, Christian Fournier, Senior Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, La Capitale General Insurance, Laurence Vincent-Lapointe, athlete, and Patricia Demers, director of the Foundation of Athletic Excellence.

Quebec City, May 15, 2019 – Jean St-Gelais, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of La Capitale Insurance and Financial Services, announced that the company has renewed its agreement with the Foundation for Athletic Excellence (FAEQ) through the year 2021 with an investment of $200,000, which will be distributed at a rate of $100,000 per year.

Several members of La Capitale’s senior management team took advantage of the occasion to award bursaries in the following categories: 9 Academic Excellence bursaries to acknowledge outstanding academic results, 12 Academic and Athletic Support bursaries to encourage the conciliation of sport and study, and 1 Perseverance bursaries to recognize the extraordinary determination of recipients who faced difficult situations with inspiring attitudes.

Altogether, 22 student-athletes shared a total of $80,000 at the tenth edition of the FAEQ La Capitale Insurance and Financial Services Bursary Program.

In their own words:

“We at La Capitale are very proud to renew our partnership with the Foundation for Athletic Excellence because it enables us to support several of Quebec’s top young student-athletes, year after year. It also reminds us of the importance of maintaining healthy lifestyle habits, which are essential to the health of individuals and the well-being of communities. I would like to congratulate our bursary recipients for their determination and accomplishments, both athletic and academic.” 

- Jean St-Gelais, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, La Capitale Insurance and Financial Services

“The reaffirmation of La Capitale's confidence in our partnership provides us with a sense of accomplishment. Their ongoing commitment is a testament to the success of the FAEQ and enables us not only to continue to carry out our mission, but to actually increase the services provided to young student-athletes in Quebec. La Capitale’s loyalty is rewarded through the relationships they build with their bursary recipients.” 

- Claude Chagnon, President, Foundation for Athletic Excellence

 

Recipients of the 2019 La Capitale Insurance and Financial Services Bursary Program

Name

Discipline

Age

Amount

*

City

School

Malachy Belkhelladi

Swimming

16

$4,000

S

Saint-Lambert

Collège Français

Stefan Dabic

Water Polo

20

$4,000

EX

Montreal (LaSalle)

Dawson College

Matt Darsigny

Weightlifting

17

$2,000

S

Saint-Simon

Cégep de Saint-Hyacinthe

Laurie Denommée

Artistic gymnastics

18

$4,000

EX

Laval

Cégep régional de Lanaudière à Terrebonne

Thierry Ferland

Figure skating (pair)

21

$4,000

EX

Lévis (Saint-Jean-Chrysostome)

Université Laval

Christopher Fiola

Long track speed skating

22

$4,000

S

Montreal (Mercier - Hochelaga-Maisonneuve)

Université Laval

Fanny Girardin

Snowboard (snowboard cross)

24

$2,000

S

Saint-Basile-le-Grand

Université Laval

Tristan Guillemette

Cycling road and track

20

$4,000

S

Trois-Rivières

Cégep de Trois-Rivières

Frédéric Hamel

Biathlon

17

$2,000

S

Sherbrooke (Rock Forest)

École secondaire Cardinal-Roy

Collin Lalonde

Wheelchair basketball

19

$4,000

S

Saint-Clet

Centre de formation Antoine-de-Saint-Exupéry

Andréanne Langlois

Canoe sprint (kayak)

26

$4,000

S

Lac-Beauport

Cégep de Trois-Rivières

Lori-Ann Matte

Figure skating (pair)

19

$4,000

S

Lévis (Saint-Rédempteur)

Cégep à distance

Sophiane Méthot

Trampoline

20

$4,000

S

La Prairie

Université du Québec à Montréal

Sarah Milette

Trampoline

22

$4,000

EX

Longueuil

Université du Québec à Montréal

Alexandra Paquette

Archery (compound)

18

$4,000

EX

Quyon

Heritage College

Juliette Parent

Racquetball

17

$4,000

EX

Saint-Jacques

Collège Esther-Blondin

Anne-Marie Petitclerc

Cross-country skiing

17

$2,000

S

Beaupré

Cégep Limoilou

Joseph Phan

Figure skating

17

$4,000

S

Laval

Northview Heights Secondary School

Katherine Stewart-Jones

Cross-country skiing

24

$4,000

EX

Chelsea

Lakehead University

Mia Vallée

Diving

18

$4,000

EX

Kirkland

Collège de Maisonneuve

Laurence Vincent-Lapointe

Canoe sprint (canoe)

26

$4,000

P

Trois-Rivières

Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

Nathan Zsombor-Murray

Diving

16

$4,000

EX

Pointe-Claire

John Rennie High School

* EX: Academic Excellence / S: Academic and Athletic Support / P: Perseverance

 

About La Capitale Insurance and Financial Services       
Created in 1940, La Capitale Insurance and Financial Services has a strong presence across Quebec and throughout Canada. With over 2,600 employees, and guided by the values of mutualism on which it was founded, La Capitale works with clients to build, protect, and value what they feel counts for their financial security. It offers insurance products and financial services to the general public as well as to Quebec public service employees. With assets of $7.4 billion, La Capitale occupies a choice position among leading insurers in Canada.

About the Foundation for Athletic Excellence (FAEQ)      
The Foundation for Athletic Excellence (faeq.com) is recognized for its personalized approach, rigorous management style, and influence in sport and education circles. In 2019, it will award $1,500,000 in individual bursaries to 500 student-athletes from all over Quebec, to whom it will also provide academic guidance and sport/study conciliation services. The third edition of the Bonneville 808 Challenge benefitting the FAEQ, a festive cycling and corporate event, will take place on September 13 and 14, 2019, in Mont-Tremblant (see defi808bonneville.com for details).

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