Defi Courage McKinley 2011
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.