National Bank 2013 Bicycle Tour Takes to the Roads for Young People and Raises $100,000 for Five Organizations

National Bank 2013 Bicycle Tour Takes to the Roads for Young People and Raises 
$100,000 for Five Organizations 
MONTREAL, July 16, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The third edition of the National Bank 
Bicycle Tour, which took place in Quebec's Laurentians and Lanaudière regions 
from July 12 to 14, was a resounding success. Some 185 National Bank 
employees, with the assistance of numerous volunteers, took part in this 
sporting and philanthropic event, which raised $100,000 for Fondation 
Tel-jeunes, the Marie-Vincent Foundation, the Communauté d'action jeunesse de 
la MRC Joliette (CAJOL), the Commission scolaire Seigneurie-des-Mille-Îles's 
Persévérons ensemble organization and École Simon-Vanier in Laval. 
"This remarkable initiative has grown each year since the first edition, 
thanks to the impressive teamwork of employees from all sectors of National 
Bank across Quebec. Over the past three days, some 62 teams proudly cycled 
across the beautiful Laurentians and Lanaudière regions with one goal in 
mind: Riding for young people," explained Alain Brunet, Senior Vice-President 
- Insurance and President, National Bank Insurance. "In addition to enjoying 
some healthy exercise, participants were front-line ambassadors for the One 
for Youth program, which contributes to the wellbeing of young people, as do 
the organizations that the Tour supports." 
Honorary event Chair Alain Brunet, Tel-jeunes Spokesperson Marina Orsini and 
Marie-Vincent Foundation General Manager Danielle Gabrielle Roy officially 
launched the Tour, as cyclists started out from the National Bank branch in 
Boisbriand. During the course of their 300-kilometre ride, participants made 
stops at a number of National Bank's branches in the Laurentians and 
Lanaudière. They also took advantage of their visit to Joliette to announce 
the amount to be donated to the CAJOL. The Tour also featured two official 
evening events organized by National Bank Financial and National Bank 
Insurance, where cyclists were treated to an inspiring talk by one of their 
own, none other than Canadian Olympic road cyclist Joëlle Numinville. 
Each year, National Bank supports hundreds of Canadian organizations through 
donations and sponsorships. It is particularly committed to young people 
through its One for Youth program, ensuring they are healthy and have the 
tools they need to become engaged citizens committed to building a better 
world. To learn more about the initiatives supported by the Bank and its 
employees, visit 
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Image with caption: "(From left to right): Marvin, Marie-Vincent Foundation 
mascot; Danielle Gabrielle Roy, Marie-Vincent Foundation General Manager; 
Alain Brunet, Honorary event Chair and Senior Vice-President - Insurance and 
President, National Bank Insurance; Marina Orsini, Tel-jeunes Spokesperson; 
and Céline Muloin, Fondation Tel-jeunes Chief Executive Officer. (CNW 
Group/National Bank of Canada)". Image available at: 
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