Montréal, June 8, 2009 – The 12th annual Portage Open Golf Tournament held on June 8 at Club Laval-sur-le-Lac was a great success. The event raised $130,000 and a cheque in that amount was presented to the organization by Mr. Stéphane Boisvert, President, Bell Business Markets, Bell Canada, and Honorary Chairman of the Tournament. Since its first year, the Portage Open Golf Tournament has raised over $1million.
Portage is very grateful to all the participants, sponsors, generous donors, Organizing Committee and volunteers who contributed to the realisation of this event and to everyone whose generosity will help to give those who want to break free of drugs a second chance in the hope of a better life.
Since it was founded 36 years ago, Portage has helped over 33,000 individuals to overcome drug addiction. Today, the organisation offers a variety of programs tailored to the beneficiaries’ needs at its 11 centers across the country.
Left to right: Richard Halley, Senior Vice-President, Operational Effectiveness and Information Technology, Fédération des caisses Desjardins du Québec and member of the organizing committee; Luc Gastonguay CGI, Stéphane Boisvert, President, Bell Business Markets, Bell Canada, and Honorary Chairman of the Tournament; Colette Taylor, Senior Director, Development, Portage; Mario Bélanger, Senior Vice-President, Sales, Bell Business Markets, Bell Canada; and Chairman of the Tournament; Peter A. Howlett, President, Portage.