Foundation of Quebec CPAs raises $51,300 during its annual golf tournament

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Montreal, September 24, 2013 – It was with great joy and pride that Michel Verreault, FCPA, FCMA, Chair of the Foundation of Quebec CPAs and honorary chair of the 2013 golf tournament, announced the total amount raised during the organization’s annual golf tournament held on September 9, 2013 at the Saint-Raphaël Golf Club in Île Bizard. Thanks to the nearly 140 golfers who participated, the Foundation was able to raise $51,300, which will be redistributed throughout the year in the form of scholarships to students who make up Quebec’s next generation of accounting professionals.

“The participants’ generosity once again demonstrates the vitality of our profession and its ability to engage CPA members and the business community. We can all be proud of the money raised, which will help support aspiring CPAs and propel them to great heights,” said Mr. Verreault.

According to Daniel McMahon, FCPA, FCA, President and CEO of the Order, “Fostering and supporting the talent of those who will make up the next generation in industry, public practice, government and education is crucial. A world of new opportunities and exciting jobs await these future CPAs. Our support will enable them to realize their dreams and ambitions.”

From left to right: Gilles Séguin, member of the golf tournament’s fundraising committee, Michel Verreault, FCPA, FCMA, Chair of the Foundation and honorary chair of the golf tournament, and Laurent Bleau, FCPA, FCMA, member of the golf tournament’s fundraising committee.

A very special thanks to Ernst & Young for providing the Foundation with a 12-seat luxury suite for the Cirque du Soleil performance at the Bell Centre on December 20, 2013. This magnificient prize, won by Alain Cousineau and Michel Mercier, helped the Foundation raise $3,500 during its live auction. The Foundation would also like to thank all its partners who contributed to the event’s success, and especially its Elite, Distinction and Associate partners.

Desjardins Group
Industries Lassonde Inc.
Réservoir Publicité Conseil

Quincaillerie Richelieu Ltée
Saputo Inc.

CFC Dolmen
The Personal General Insurance

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About the Foundation of Quebec CPAs
The Foundation is a registered charity that contributes to promoting education and the advancement of knowledge in the accounting profession's areas of expertise. By awarding scholarships and research grants, the Foundation fulfills its mission to support academic perseverance and foster social and community involvement which can impact the development of the next generation and the visibility of the profession.

About the Ordre des CPA du Québec
The Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec has over 35,600 members and 6,500 candidates and students. The Order ensures the protection of the public and the visibility of the profession. It represents all areas of expertise of the accounting profession, including assurance, financial accounting, management and management accounting, finance and taxation.

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Cédrick Beauregard
Manager, Public Affairs
Ordre des CPA du Québec
T 514 288-3256 [3024] • 1 800 363-4688

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