Luc Vilandré Story

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It’s by taking action that we can make a difference
Dear friends,
It is with much pride that I have served on The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)  Society of Quebec’s Board of Directors for the last seven years and now as President.
As some of you may know, I have

Suzy Luck’s Story

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Helping afflicted people and their family
I have been a volunteer at the ALS Society of Quebec for many years and I always take pleasure working with the team and offering my modest participation.
The ALS Society is an extraordinary organism thanks to every member of the team – from the

Richard Robineault’s Story

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I live for my volunteer work, giving a little hope to people with ALS
In 2002, after being together for over 25 years, we had just started to enjoy life. One day, my wife, who shared my interest in hobbies like golf, hiking, and walking, told me nonchalantly that her

Rhoda Madoff’s Story

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This is what I’ve been doing for the past 5 years
My path to volunteering at the ALS Society is probably a little different from most. Through listening to the Alouettes’ games broadcast on CJAD, I came to appreciate the intelligent and well-expressed comments of Tony Proudfoot.
When he was

Michel Richoz’s Story

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The café Michel Richoz owns in a trendy, arts centric area of downtown Montreal contrasts greatly with the reality he lived for two and a half years of his life. The Arts Café buzzes with people. As jazz softly plays in the background nicely accompanying the stained glass and artistic

Lorraine Delambre’s Story

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Les bienfaits que j’en retire sont de donner de petits moments de bonheur à des gens dépourvus
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Depuis environ 6 ans, je fais du bénévolat auprès de la SLA étant donné que mon mari est décédé de cette maladie.
Il a créé sa propre fondation, qui a pour

Gilles Martel’s Story

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If a person with ALS can come out and do the walk, then we can at least do the walk with them
“I have been doing the ALS walk in Charlevoix for 8 years now and I will keep doing it until there is a cure.”
“We are a small

Éric Paradis’ Story

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To volunteer is to give freely and to expect nothing in return
I feel that I never truly volunteered before becoming involved with the cause of ALS. When I was younger, I joined social clubs in my town and took part in community activities, but once I starting working, my

Diane Maltais’ Story

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It may not yet be too late for people living with ALS
The text I wrote describes my feelings about the disease that sadly took my brother on July 11, 2012, at the age of 43. I’d like to take this opportunity to praise my mother and everyone else whose incredible

Daniel Berthiaume’s Story

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When I retired in 2009, I became a volunteer for the ALS Society knowing full well what I was getting into
We at the ALS Society of Quebec are proud of all our volunteers. We’re shining a spotlight on one of these volunteers in each issue of the Bulletin. Daniel

Diane Tkalec’s Story

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I continue to be motivated, inspired, and fully committed to finding the “hope”
Sometimes in life we see and experience things that make us stop and demand that we take action. Below you will find a story about how transforming the tragedy of a profound and personal loss into motivation,

Chantale Grenon-Nyenhuis

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It’s hard to believe that between working full-time, packing lunches, and going to hockey practices, a mother of four would add “VOLUNTEERING” in big letters to her calendar. Yet, Chantale Grenon-Nyenhuis continues to grab her brightest, boldest pen each month, and add the word which is so meaningful to her.

Justine Martineau

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Between homework, exams, friends, and family, it may seem unimaginable for a 17 year old teenager to find time to volunteer. But for a cause that is close to her heart, Justine Martineau manages to do just that and in a remarkable way.

Ron Williams

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Ron Williams is among the few who prefer meeting face to face instead of communicating via email. In his leather-covered black briefcase, he safeguards pamphlets, articles, and promotional posters – all evidence of his many charitable achievements. He exudes pride and a profound consideration for the world around him.

Mylène Duchesneau

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Mylène Duchesneau knows the importance of giving time for a cause that is dear to her heart. As a professional graphic designer, she understands the value of donating her time and skills, much to the pleasure of the ALS Society.

Sarah Saillant-Boulinguez

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When Sarah Saillant-Boulinguez is not busy managing hotels, she fills her time coordinating the Quebec City Walk for ALS. Here is the profile of a young woman eager to help, but most of all, to make people smile.

Geneviève Bertrand hits a homerun for ALS

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Despite living in a province that is mad for hockey, Mrs. Genevieve Bertrand much prefers to hear the crack of the bat and the phrase ‘up, up and away’ than the slap of a stick and the phrase ‘he shots, he scores’. Mrs. Bertrand is a huge baseball fan

Dedicated Volunteers Step-Up

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They live in different regions of the province and hail from different walks of life. Men and women. Young and not-so-young. The five volunteers you are about to meet have one thing in common: all have a passion for helping the ALS Society of Quebec and a deep love