La Montée des sommets: A Laurentian Bank Fundraising Initiative in Support of the Fondation Le Petit Blanchon

La Montée des sommets: A Laurentian Bank Fundraising Initiative in Support of 
the Fondation Le Petit Blanchon 
MONTREAL, Sept. 23, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The fundraising and family hiking 
event known as the Laurentian Bank Montée des sommets will be held September 
28 at Mont Sainte-Anne in the Québec City region. The event is aimed at 
supporting the Fondation Le Petit Blanchon, an organization dedicated to 
helping children in difficulty. 
Still Time to Register
Whether participating alone, with children, or as a team, the Laurentian Bank 
Montée des sommets is a wonderful opportunity to experience a unique day of 
invigorating physical activity, while taking in the vibrant fall colours on 
magnificent Mont Sainte-Anne site. The challenge involves a five-hour hike, 
with the goal being to complete as great a distance as possible along the 
3.9-kilometre La Pichard trail. Distance is calculated by referring to the 
signposts erected at 800-metre intervals. As such, the event is accessible for 
both young and not so young, regardless of physical condition. 
People who wish to participate can purchase individual or group packages 
online at the event's Web site ( To make the 
event even more family-oriented, children aged 12 and under can take part free 
of charge. 
Fun for the Entire Family
A large family area will be arranged at the foot of the mountain especially 
for the occasion, and Laurentian Bank's Little Heroes Club will be on hand to 
keep youngsters amused. The diversions will include inflatable games, face 
painting, and much more. A show featuring Tarra's Band will also be presented 
at the foot of the slopes from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Those unable to make the 
hike up the mountain will still be able to encourage the participants and make 
a donation to the cause, while enjoying a beautiful autumn day in the great 
Andrée Watters Goes Acoustic
Québec City singer, Andrée Watters, will also be at the summit of Mont 
Sainte-Anne to perform an acoustic concert for hikers who opted for the Mon 
sommet Plus and 4 versants packages. Accompanied by one of her musicians, she 
will be performing a number of hits from her Country Rock and Country Rock 
Covers albums. 
An Initiative Conceived and Designed by Bank Employees 
The Laurentian Bank Montée des sommets is the product of Bank employees' 
creative imagination. "We believe that this activity is perfectly aligned with 
our organization's commitment to be actively involved with communities and 
youth," underlines Hugo Côté, the Bank's Vice-President of Retail Financial 
Services for the Québec City and Eastern Québec region. 
The Fondation Le Petit Blanchon is planning a major project for 2014 — the 
construction of Phare du Blanchon, a special place of learning. Designed 
specifically for youth who are cut off from the regular school system, this 
group home to be located in a semi-rural setting is being established for 
young people between the ages of 8 and 13 who are dealing with the 
repercussions of having dropped out of school. 
About Laurentian Bank 
Laurentian Bank of Canada is a pan-Canadian banking institution that has $34 
billion in balance sheet assets and $37 billion in assets under 
administration. Founded in 1846, Laurentian Bank was selected in 2012 as one 
of the 10 winners of the Canada's Passion Capitalists program in recognition 
of its sustained success in creating "Passion Capital" among its people. The 
Bank employs more than 4,200 people. 
Recognized for its excellent service, proximity and simplicity, Laurentian 
Bank serves more than one million clients in market segments in which it holds 
an enviable position. In addition to occupying a choice position among 
consumers in Québec, where it operates the third largest branch network, the 
Bank has built a solid reputation across Canada in the area of real estate and 
commercial financing thanks to its teams working out of more than 35 offices 
in Ontario, Québec, Alberta and British Columbia. Its subsidiary, B2B Bank, 
is a Canadian leader in providing banking products as well as investment 
accounts and services to financial advisors and brokers, while Laurentian Bank 
Securities is an integrated broker, widely recognized for its expertise and 
effectiveness nationwide.

SOURCE  Laurentian Bank of Canada 
Mary-Claude Tardif Public Relations Advisor 514 284-4500, extension 4695   
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