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For several years, Portage Québec has been organising an annual benefit evening to pay tribute to one of its supporters, highlighting his or her exceptional career and outstanding commitment to the community.

On September 23th, 2010 more than 600 guests gathered in the “Salle des pas perdus” of Montréal’s Windsor Station to express their esteem and respect for Lino Saputo, Chairman of the Board of Saputo. The evening honoured Lino Saputo’s outstanding contribution to Portage, to the business community, and to the well-being of our society.

In attendance at the glittering event were Québec’s Minister of Finance and Minister of Revenue Raymond Bachand and Montréal Mayor Gérald Tremblay. It took place under the honorary chairmanship of Corporate Director André Bérard and benefited from many generous sponsors.

Portage would like to thank its GOLD sponsors, National Bank Financial Group, Bombardier, Gestion Transforce, Groupe Canam, Groupe Petra, Power Corporation of Canada, La Presse, Famille Bourgie, and Transcontinental and the SILVER sponsors, Brault & Martineau, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg, Antonina & Isidoro Russo family, Elina & Giuseppe Borsellino family, Maria & Giuseppe Monticciolo family, Francesco & Lia Saputo and Children Trust, Gianni (John) & Gloria Saputo, Desjardins Group, Stikeman Elliott, Samcon, and Uniprix.

With the participation and support of all in attendance, a cheque in the amount of $650,000 was presented to Portage to assist in its mission of helping substance abusers reintegrate into society and live positive, drug-free lives.


Left: Portage’s 2010 Tribute Evening was held in the Salle des pas perdus in Montréal’s Windsor Station.
Right: Membres of the Honour Comittee : Claude Pinard, Executive Vice-President, Corporate Communications and Social Responsibility, Saputo, André Chagnon, Chairman and CEO of Fondation Lucie et André Chagnon, Peter A. Howlett, President, Portage, Lucie Chagnon, Mirella Saputo, Henri-Paul Rousseau, Vice-Chairman of Power Financial Corporation, Lino Saputo, Chairman of the Board, Saputo, Raymond Royer, Corporate Director, André Bérard, Corporate Director, François Olivier, President and CEO, Transcontinental, Elina Borsellino, Giuseppe Borsellino, President, Petra Ltd.

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