Sherbrooke Scouts XMAN partners with Arthritis Society welcome Clara Hughes
Aboutone hundred members of the 10th Scout group, welcomed Olympic athlete Clara Hughes, last week, during her cross-country bicycling tour to raise awareness about mental illness. The Scouts had a chance to meet with the two-sport Olympic athlete and presented her with a special scarf with the colours of the 10th Est-Calade.
“The fact that our youth could meet Clara Hughes is an exceptional opportunity. She is a living example of perseverance and involvement, two important qualities for our Scouts. It was also an excellent opportunity to learn more about a taboo subject in our society: mental illness,” commented Etienne Boisvert, the president of the10th Scout group, Est-Calade.
A partnership was announced on March 28th,
in Montreal, between the XMAN Race and the Quebec Arthritis Society. Seen in the photo are (l. to r.) Audrey NadeauRobichaud, strongman Hugo Girard,
Nicolas Taillefer, Marie-Eve D’Aoust and Richard Turcotte.