Fondation Sourdine’s 16th “Les saveurs du théâtre” benefit had tremendous success

September 14, 2015

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On May 11 before an audience of more than 300 people gathered at Théâtre de la Bordée, the students of École oraliste de Québec pour enfants malentendants ou sourds delivered an outstanding spoken-language theatrical performance. This vibrant play was the result of a tremendous amount of work, and the children’s determination and ta‑
lent moved everyone in the room.

Under honorary president Benoît Robert, president and CEO of Quebecor’s Sports and Entertainment Group, the evening featured a number of artists, including the spokesperson for the organization’s major fundraising campaign, Marie-Josée Taillefer, her mother Claudette Taillefer, and renowned tenor Marc Hervieux. Former student Virginie Couture, a participant in the first edition of TV show Vol 920, delivered an emotional statement. Thanks to generous contributors, this event raised a grand total of $94,520 for Fondation Sourdine.

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Hosted by Pierre Jobin, anchorman for TVA Nouvelles Québec, this important event presented by Quebecor in partnership with Lobe, Sennheiser, Groupe Sports-Inter Plus, and TELUS was held at TRYP by Wyndham Quebec Hotel Pur, where Mr. Robert announced a major donation of $100,000 from Quebecor for the “Votre don fera parler!” campaign under honorary president Louise Cordeau, Esq., editor and CEO of Journal de Québec.