With dozens of Resolute operations and thousands of employees located in Quebec and Ontario, raising funds to benefit local community organizations has long been a company tradition. In Quebec’s Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region, our regular annual fundraising efforts, which were paused in 2020 and modified in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, resumed in full force this year.
On September 9, Resolute’s business partners and employees were invited to join President and Chief Executive Officer Remi Lalonde and other members of our executive team for a unique cycling event: la Grande virée à vélo du président. The event takes place on the Véloroute des bleuets, which loops around Lake Saint-Jean, running through 15 municipalities and the Mashteuiatsh First Nation community, allowing cyclists to view magnificent scenery and sample regional gastronomy along the way. Participants could choose between a 20-, 40- or 80-kilometer course, all in support of several charitable foundations we hold dear.
The following day, employees took part in the Défi Déméter, a 5-kilometer obstacle course for individuals or teams. Remi Lalonde served as honorary chair for this event benefitting the Fondation du Cégep de St-Félicien, a local educational institution.
Many thanks to all who helped us support our Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean community!