from left to right: Maryse Taillefer, manager at the Sports and Outdoors Department, Nicole Carignan-Lefebvre, municipal councillor, Alain Boulianne, director of the Course and Marc Lamarre, municipal councillor.

It’s at the Maison du citoyen, in the presence of Ms. Nicole Carignan-Lefebvre, municipal councilor, responsible for the community component, and of Mr. Marc Lamarre, municipal councilor, responsible for the sports component, that Mr. Alain Boulianne, director of the Course des Pères Noël, presented a check for $900 to the persons in charge of the Vulnerability Fund of Saint- Eustache. This amount was raised on December 19 during the 14th edition of the event, which combines physical activity and the holiday spirit with the aim of giving back to local organizations.

Due to the pandemic, the 2021 Race took place with ease. About fifty mothers and Santa Clauses then covered a distance of just over 6 km, running or walking, for the benefit of the Vulnerability Fund for a third year.


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“I extend our most sincere thanks to the organizers and participants of this festive family activity, for their generous contribution to the well-being of the community. The amounts raised, which will be donated to the Saint-Eustache Vulnerability Fund, will provide support and respite to children, adults and families going through difficult times. It really warms the heart to see the extent to which solidarity is a value anchored in our community,” said the mayor of Saint-Eustache, Mr. Pierre Charron.

The Vulnerability Fund aims to support a person or a family in Eustache who has experienced a difficult or traumatic event, in order to give them the opportunity to have a good time, to have respite or to put a balm on their psychological wounds. For example, the Fund is setting up Operation Elves for young people aged 4 to 12, a day during which they take part in various fun activities in addition to receiving a gift from Santa Claus and his elves.

Ms. Nicole Carignan-Lefebvre, municipal councillor responsible for the community component, declared: “I am delighted that this donation will help people or families in our community who are in great need of support. On their behalf, I say to you: thank you!

The Vulnerability Fund sub-committee reports to the City of Saint-Eustache Public Security Commission.