Success for the 3rd Edition of the BMP MOVE BOUGE!


 

On Saturday, September 28th, the 3rd edition of the BOUGE BMP MOVE was held at the Énergie Sud Training Centre. Organized by its owner, Érick Grandmont, and its Organizing Committee composed of Émilie Côté, Francesca Mercier, Frédérique Raymond, Alexandre Beaulieu and Dominique Francis, this edition was a great success! Thanks to the two activities held, the Spin-o-thon and the X-Fit, as well as the contribution of all participants and sponsors, this fundraising event raised $ 40 000 for the Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital Foundation. This money will be used for the redevelopment project of the Orthopedic Clinic, the improvement of home care at the CLSC Pommeraie as well as for the Emergency Department. Thank you!

 

A day of high energy

This year, the BOUGE BMP MOVE had concentrated its activities on a single day. With X-Fit and X-Fit Junior competitions running all day and 6 hours of Spin-o-thon, things were on the move at the Énergie Sud training centre! Érick Grandmont would like to especially thank the coaches who organized the activities. Sports enthusiasts were indeed in good hands thanks to the X-Fit competition organized by Frédérique Raymond, certified Kinesiologist and CrossFit coach and with the Spinning event led by Jean-Christophe Lagacé, PhD student Kinesiologist. The Organizing Committee had worked hard to offer a day that lived up to the expectations of the participants: Continuous music for the ambiance, lunch offered by the Pub Principal in Cowansville, motivated and qualified coaches, everything was on track for the enjoyment of the athletes!

More than 225 people attended this year’s event. Thank you for stepping outside your comfort zone! Many thanks also to the volunteers for their incredible work and to the sponsors who made this event possible. Finally, thank you to the 2 spokespersons, Dr. Étienne Leclerc, Orthopedic Surgeon and Dr. Éric Benjamin, Head of the Emergency Department for their participation and motivation from the beginning to the end of the day!

 

“La Pincott”

Tite Frette developed a beer especially for the event in collaboration with Énergie Sud and the Microbrasserie Auberge Sutton Brouërie. Named “Dr. Pincott”, this light haskap beer is a tribute to Dr. Pincott’s work and dedication to his community.  Available in their 3 stores, a $1 per bottle sold was included in the grand total of the event. The beer was offered for all the attendees to taste – a good little refreshment for a good cause!

 

A history of commitment

The Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Foundation is above all a story of committed citizens who are concerned about the health of their community. Since its creation in 1993, the Foundation has raised and invested more than $30 million in major reorganization projects to provide better services and access to health care.

 

From left to right: Dr. Pincott; Sylvie Beauregard, Mayor of Cowansville; Lola Landes, Executive Director of the BMP Foundation; Alexandre Beaulieu, Organizing Comittee; Érick Grandmont, Owner of Énergie Sud training Centre; Lyne Bessette, Liberal candidate; Francesca Mercier, Organizing Comittee; Dr. Éric Benjamin, Spokesperson and Head of the Emergency Department; Dr. Étienne Leclerc, Spokesperson and Orthopedic Surgeon; Antoine St-Louis, Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer of the Groupe St-Louis and Mario Lagimonière, president of the Board of Directors of the BMP Foundation.