New Am­bas­sadors for Ma­gog Marathon

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS BRIEFS - Vic­to­ria Vanier, Ma­gog

For this third year of col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween the Marathon de Ma­gog and the Mem­phrem­a­gog Hos­pi­tal Foun­da­tion, the run­ners reg­is­tered for the marathon can use a web ‘ap’ to raise money for the Foun­da­tion. The fundrais­ing can even be done by a team, and three lo­cal en­ter­prises and two elected of­fi­cials are the am­bas­sadors of this new method.

“The peo­ple of all the com­mu­ni­ties in the MRC ben­e­fit from the care and ser­vices of the hos­pi­tal,” com­mented Ayer’s Cliff mayor Alec van Zuiden. “Young peo­ple, old peo­ple, Fran­co­phones, An­glo­phones, on bikes or on horses, the hos­pi­tal and the foun­da­tion are there for ev­ery­one. This is why I ac­cepted to be a kind of am­bas­sador of the Foun­da­tion for the Marathon to the English com­mu­nity of the MRC. I in­vite the other mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties to make teams and take part in the marathon,” he added.

“The im­por­tance of phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity to main­tain good health goes without ques­tion,” said Stephane Be­gin of Con­cep­tromec. “An em­ployee in good phys­i­cal con­di­tion is more pro­duc­tive, they are sick less of­ten, and they are more in­volved in the en­ter­prise. “For my part, par­tic­i­pat­ing in the 5 km will be a per­sonal chal­lenge,” said Dany Lan­glois of Lo­ca­tion Lan­glois. “With a fam­ily and a busi­ness, one of the first things that we put aside is a lit­tle time to stay in shape,” com­mented Mr. Lan­glois.

“The Marathon de Ma­gog will take place in our city so it is nat­u­ral that I would form the Ma­gog team,” said Ma­gog’s mayor, Vicky May Hamm. “Sooner or later, ev­ery­one among us or some­one we know will need the ser­vices of the CSSSM.”

Seen at yes­ter­day’s pre­sen­ta­tion by the Mem­phrem­a­gog Hos­pi­tal Foun­da­tion of the new web based ap­pli­ca­tion that will help it raise money for the Oc­to­ber 26th Ma­gog Marathon, now avail­able in English, were: Charles Mé­tivier;

Pa­trick Ma­honey, the Marathon or­ga­nizer and pres­i­dent of Flu­idApps which de­vel­oped the web sys­tem; Alec van Zuiden, mayor of Ayer’s Cliff and English spokesper­son; Foun­da­tion’s Pas­cale Gin­gras; Pier-Luc Gen­dreau of Flu­idApps; Ma­gog Mayor, Marathon vol­un­teer and par­tic­i­pant in the 5km, Vicky May Hamm; one of the busi­ness am­bas­sadors, Dany Lan­glois of

Lo­ca­tion Lan­glois; Jac­ques De­mers, pre­fect of MRC; and Con­cep­tromec’s

Stéphane Bé­gin, an­other am­bas­sador.

photo Stanstead Jour­nal

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