Our teams are rising the challenge
On June 14th, two teams
from Bagotville’s cycling group took off in the Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie ( GDPL) challenge in La Baie for the fourth consecutive year. In total, 206 teams consisting of five cyclists each rode the 1000 km route which ended in Montreal on Sunday, June 16th. To achieve this, cyclists had to travel between 336 and 673
km’s each during the 60 hours that the journey lasted. " We've all had our share of problems, but we stayed positive. Our trials are nothing compared to those of children inflicted by childhood diseases, like little Alycia, daughter of Pte Josée Girard, who has a severe disease called Epidermolysis Bullosa. Our thoughts were for these children; their daily struggles and their tenacity to overcome them has served as an example! “, Said Lieutenant Mélanie Jodoin, one of the cyclists from Bagotville who took part in the challenge. Cyclists were not the only people to represent Bagotville’s squadrons; many civil
ian employees and military personnel joined the team of Pierre Lavoie as volunteers. Their hard work and enthusiasm helped make this event a success.
Fundraising and school
The Grand Défi is an opportunity for cycling teams to contribute to the improvement of children’s lifestyles by spon
soring a school in their community. As a result, close to $ 10,000 will be paid to the schools sponsored by the Bagotville cyclists. The schools are: Médéric- Gravel in La Baie and Saint- Grabriel of Ferland- Boileau. By sponsoring these two primary schools, cyclists encourage young people to participate in their " Get up and
move” challenge. The team’s financial contribution will be invested in projects that support the adoption of healthy lifestyles and will also go towards the purchase of sports equipment. The team thanks all those who participated in their fundraising.