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News   April 30, 2002   by Auto Service World

Truckers to Raise Funds for Quebec Students


More than 40 trucks will head off from Montreal en route to Brossard today, with the goal of raising $40,000 for Quebec youth school projects.
The Fondation Jeunes Projet, in association with major sponsors such as Mtro-Richelieu, National Bank of Canada, AXA Insurance, Groupe Guilbeault, Kraft Canada, Marsh Canada, Multi-Marques, and Natrel, will hold its 7th annual Rallye Jeunes et Cie on Sunday, May 5
Every year, the Rallye Jeunes et Cie, an initiative that was launched in 1995 by the Fondation Jeunes-Projet in order to raise funds for Qubec youth school projects, brings together Montral-area teachers, companies, and elementary and secondary school students. Their goal this year is to collect $40,000.
Paul Laporte, of Mtro Richelieu Inc., the Honorary Chairman of the Rallye, together with Pierrette Robitaille, actress and foundation sponsor, and Jean-Pierre Picard, a teacher and the mastermind behind the Fondation Jeunes-Projet, will be joined by actor Julien Bernier-Pelletier and champion trucker Donald Porlier.
On the way to Brossard, truckers will be accompanied by a student from a benefiting high school.
The route covers some 120 kilometres, and runs from Montral to Brossard via Laval. The rally is expected to last about three and a half hours.
As drivers arrive at the destination, Ecole secondaire Antoine in Brossard around noon, rally participants will compete for the Marsh Cup in a driving skill competition.


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