Sher­brooke Scouts XMAN part­ners with Arthri­tis So­ci­ety wel­come Clara Hughes

Stanstead Journal - - SPORTS - Vic­to­ria Vanier Sher­brooke

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.

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