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Resolute head Rami Lalonde leads fundraising efforts in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean

September 20, 2022  By P&PC Staff

Resolute Forest Products recently raised funds to benefit local community organizations in Quebec and Ontario. It has been the company’s tradition for quite some time now to give back to these communities with dozens of Resolute operations and thousands of employees.

Resolute’s regular annual fundraising efforts in Quebec’s Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region resumed in full force this year. It was paused in 2020 and modified in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

On September 9, Resolute’s business partners and employees joined the company’s president and chief executive officer Remi Lalonde and other members of its executive team for a unique cycling event: la Grande virée à vélo du président. The event takes place on the Véloroute des bleuets, which loops around Lake Saint-Jean, running through 15 municipalities and the Mashteuiatsh First Nation community. The route allows cyclists to view magnificent scenery and sample regional gastronomy along the way. Participants could choose between a 20-, 40- or 80-kilometre course, all in support of several charitable foundations that Resolute holds dear.


The following day, employees took part in the Défi Déméter, a five-kilometre obstacle course for individuals or teams. Remi Lalonde served as honorary chair for this event benefitting the Fondation du Cégep de St-Félicien, a local educational institution.

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