Defi Courage McKin­ley 2011

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Sher­brooke

Head­edby Rémy Beaulieu, on Fri­day, May 13th, a team of six will be­gin the first stage of a climb of North Amer­ica`s high­est sum­mit: Mount McKin­ley in Alaska. The aim of the climb is to raise $100,000 to equip a new room at La Mai­son AubeLu­miere which will be named in mem­ory of Mr. Beaulieu’s wife, MarieClaude Re­naud, who passed away in 2010 at the pal­lia­tive care cen­tre. $50,000 has al­ready been raised.

The climbers, who in­clude Mario Du­til, Don­ald Dionne, Mario Soulard who was MarieClaude’s doc­tor, Louise Le­blanc and Daniel Klinck, are ex­pected to take twenty days to reach the sum­mit. Each will carry a 30 pound bag and pull a sled of 100 pounds.

Peo­ple can par­tic­i­pate in this fundraiser by buy­ing “un pas dans la neige” from among the 100,000 steps that will be taken by the climbers dur­ing the ex­pe­di­tion. To buy a “step in the snow” go to http:// de­fim­ckin­ley.com or call 819 821-3120.

The­sum­mer of 2011 at the Musée des beauxarts de Sher­brooke will pro­vide noth­ing but plea­sure: the plea­sure of redis­cov­er­ing ma­jor works of Québec’s artis­tic her­itage, and the plea­sure of meet­ing the more con­tem­po­rary art, cheer­ful and ac­ces­si­ble, of the

Be­gin­ning Satur­day 11 June, the Musée des beauxarts de Sher­brooke presents works by a great Cana­dian sculp­tor, Joe Fa­fard, shown for the first time in the East­ern Town­ships. The vernissage will take place on Satur­day 18 June, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., in the pres­ence of the artist. The ex­hi­bi­tion, de­vel­oped by Sarah Boucher, cu­ra­tor of the Musée des beaux-arts, will con­tinue un­til Sun­day 25 Septem­ber.

The City of Sher­brooke in Québec is sit­u­ated in the bu­colic sur­round­ings of the East­ern Town­ships, where farm an­i­mals live out­side, with lakes and rolling hills to con­tem­plate all day long. It was thus ap­pro­pri­ate to in­vite Joe Fa­fard to spend the sum­mer here, via his works! A pro­posal he ac­cepted with en­thu­si­asm. The ex­hi­bi­tion Joe Fa­fard, or­ga­nized by the Musée des beaux-arts de Sher­brooke, will show some 50 works by the cel­e­brated sculp­tor, some never shown be­fore. It is a first for the re­gion.

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