Give back! Pay it Forward! Lend a hand!
We've been fortunate as a company to count on the support of so many; it's only natural and human to pass that along and help out where we can. Garneau supports many causes each year and our employees give of their own time and energy to make a difference too. Here are a few of the cause we're committed to now.
Since 1989, cyclists of all ages and every level participate in the MS Bike Tour, which is the most imposing fundraising cycling event held in North America. The MS Bike Tour offers participants the opportunity to travel panoramic and often spectacular Canadian roads while gathering funds to stop multiple sclerosis. Each year, over 10,000 riders gather for one of the one-day or two-day rides held between June and September.
Louis Garneau Sports is proud to have participated in the success of these events and to have allowed all the teams who wished to do so equip themselves with a customized garment for the event. In addition, at the end of the season, Louis Garneau Sports gave back to the Society an amount equal to 10% of the total sales of custom products purchased by the teams participating in either of the MS Bike Tours. Mr. Garneau was also Honorary President for Quebec's 20th edition.
Les Petits Frères (Little Brothers)
Louis Garneau, president of Louis Garneau Sports, has been the spokesperson of the Little Brothers organization for over 10 years. This organization's mission is to provide a caring foster family for elders aging alone, relieving isolation among seniors and providing them with a lifelong accompaniment. In 2006, the Little Brothers' summer cottage at St-Joseph Lake opened its doors thanks to the valuable contribution of Louis Garneau and numerous volunteers. This cottage, located on the shore of St-Joseph Lake in Québec, welcomes the Little Brothers' "Old Friends" from May to September.
In addition, for 6 years, the Granfondo Garneau-Quebecor has given its profits to the Little Brothers foundation in order to help them offer even more presence to the lonely elderly and to maintain the St-Joseph Lake cottage.
Coast to Coast Against Cancer
Coast to Coast creates a series of high quality, physically challenging national and regional events to raise funds for worthy childhood cancer charities whose programs improve the survival rate and quality of life of children impacted by cancer.
Louis Garneau is proud to be the official custom cycling apparel sponsor of all the events of Coast to Coast Against Cancer. At the end of the season, Louis Garneau Sports also gives back to the foundation a percentage of the total sales of custom products ordered by Coast to Coast Against Cancer. In addition, Louis Garneau Sports employees participate each year in an inside ride fundraising activity for sick children.
Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie
The Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie Foundation focuses on the development, support and promotion of any activity that contributes to the adoption of an active lifestyle, mainly among young people. The Foundation also supports the cause of hereditary orphan diseases who, because of their rarity, don't currently get much attention for researchers. By supporting research projects, the Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie Foundation is committed to restoring hope to people and families living in that reality.
Louis Garneau Sports is proud to have participated in the success of this event by being the official apparel provider and by allowing all the teams who wished to do so equip themselves with custom clothing for the event by taking advantage of a 5% discount on their order. Each year, Louis Garneau Sports also has a 5-person team that participates in the event and gathers funds for the cause.