Moncton - Olympic champion and TV host Alexandre Despatie was the star of the Soirée des Champions on May 13 in Dieppe, a cocktail reception organized by a group of business people to benefit the Moncton-Dieppe Jeux de la francophonie canadienne 2017.
"I am very happy to have been part of this wonderful evening. The Jeux de la francophonie canadienne bring together young people who want to excel in the fields of sports, culture and leadership, and these initiatives should be encouraged. There are many obstacles, and determination is crucial when dreaming of becoming a champion. I can't wait to share my story and my experiences with the people of the region," said Alexandre Despatie.
The evening was hosted by actor Luc LeBlanc and is presented in collaboration with National Bank and Assumption Life. Local champions joined Alexandre Despatie during the evening. Several silent auctions and contests were a great success throughout the evening.
Date: May 13 at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Audi Moncton Dealer Showroom
"Local business people wanted to lend a financial hand to the organization of the Moncton-Dieppe Jeux de la francophonie canadienne, which will be held in our region next July. This is our way of encouraging our young people who will be participating and supporting the volunteers who have been working there for several years," said Denis Foulem of Groupe Foulem Construction.