Montréal, September 20, 2007 – On September 20, close to 500 guests gathered in the Salle des pas perdus at Windsor Station to express their esteem, respect and friendship for Michael Sabia, Chief Executive Officer of Bell Canada. The Tribute Evening to Michael Sabia was organised by Portage to honour his outstanding contribution to Québec’s business community and social well-being.
The glittering event took place under the honorary chairmanship of Claude Rousseau, the Vice-President, Enterprise Québec Sales and National Government Practice, Bell Canada, and generous sponsorship of organizations including Bell Canada, Cirque du Soleil, CN, Cisco System Canada, National Bank Financial, Power Corporation, Saputo and Transcontinental Inc. Thanks to donations from companies and individuals who support Portage’s humanitarian vision, a cheque for $420,000 was turned over to the organisation.
Since its founding 34 years ago, Portage has helped over 33,000 individuals overcome drug dependency. Portage administers six treatment centres in Québec, located in Montréal, Beaconsfield, Québec City, Prévost (the Laurentians) and Saint-Damien-de-Buckland (Chaudière-Appalaches). Two other centres serve residents of Ontario and of New Brunswick. Portage is grateful to everyone whose generosity is helping to give those who want to break free of drugs a second chance in the hope of a better life.
Left to right : Peter Howlett, President, Portage ; Pierre Fitzgerald,
Vice-President, Portfolio Management, EDS Canada; Claude Rousseau,
Senior Vice-President, Enterprise Québec Sales and National Government
Practice, Bell Canada ; Colette Taylor, Senior Director, Development,
Portage ; Michael Sabia, Chief Executive Officer, Bell Canada ; Maarika
Paul, Senior Vice-President, Corporate Communications, Bell Canada ;
Marcel Côté, Founding Partner, SECOR; Yvon Bolduc, President and Chief
Executive Officer, Fonds de solidarité FTQ ; André Chagnon, Chairman of
the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Fondation Lucie et André Chagnon.