Sears Canada to Present Major Donation at OES Telethon on Sunday
ST-JEAN SUR RICHELIEU, QC, Jun 3, 2005 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) -- Not long after dawn and a
hearty breakfast, nine Sears Canada Inc. associates will mount their bicycles
on their first leg of a 300 kilometre ride with one goal in mind - to collect
funds for Opération Enfant Soleil (OES) and present a significant cheque at
the annual Opération Enfant Soleil telethon in Québec City on June 5, 2005.
These nine intrepid cyclists from Sears stores across Québec hope to
raise $100,000 to bring the company to its total donation goal of $1 million.
Accompanying them from start to finish is well known humorist, Maxime Martin,
and a motorcade of Sears volunteers including Claude Sénéchal, General Manager
for Sears Canada in Québec.
"We hope that our customers and associates will come and cheer us on
along the route," said Sénéchal. "We will also be collecting donations to help
Québec children through the Opération Enfant Soleil program."
Beginning in St-Jean Sur Richelieu, the cyclists will take the following
route over the three days, stopping at many Sears stores and Catalogue
Counters along the way:
Friday, June 3 - 91 km:
St-Jean sur Le Carrefour Richelieu Departure
Richelieu - 550 rue Pierre time : 8:00 a.m.
Beloeil - Image Plus - Approximate
Sears Catalogue 256 rue Duvernay arrival: 10:30 a.m.
Sorel - Sears Les Promenades Approximate
de Sorel arrival: 2:15 p.m.
525 rue de Ramesay
Saturday, June 4 - 88 km:
St-Barthélemy - Marché Jovi Approximate
Sears Catalogue Croisetière arrival : 9:00 a.m.
2000 rue Bonin
Louiseville - Tissus Sylvie - Approximate
Sears Catalogue Sécurité Max arrival: 10:00 a.m.
483 ave. St-Laurent O.
Pointe-du-lac - Station de Approximate
Sears Catalogue service Sonic arrival: 11:15 a.m.
850 ch. Ste-Marguerite
Trois-Rivières - 2950 boul. Approximate
Sears Décor des Récollets arrival: 12:30 p.m.
Trois-Rivières - Centre commercial Approximate
Sears Les Rivières arrival: 1:30 p.m.
4025 boul. des Forges
Sunday, June 5 - 127 km: Approximate
Quebec City - Place Fleur de Lys arrival: 3:00 p.m.
Sears 500 boul. Wilfrid Hamel
According to Sénéchal, members of the Sears cycling team will join him
at the PEPS of l'Université de Laval in Québec City to present the company's
donation to Opération Enfant Soleil during its 18th annual telethon.
"Sears Canada is a very committed partner of Opération Enfant Soleil,"
added Sénéchal. "Each year, we direct the majority of our charitable
contributions in this province to the organization."
For the past six years, Sears and its associates throughout the province
have supported the work of OES, donating in excess of $2.2 million to help the
organization raise money for the province's pediatric hospitals. Every year,
the company also fully furnishes and decorates the "Maison Enfant Soleil"
which OES raffles off. This year's home was built in Chambly.
Sears Canada, an Imagine Caring Company, works with more than 300 local
charitable organizations across Canada and has several national level
partnerships. Sears Young Futures, the Company's community investment program,
contributed over $4 million to Canadian charities in 2004.
Sears Canada, the retailer with the most extensive multi-channel network
in the country, began serving customers in 1953. The Company has 41,000
associates and, in any independent consumer survey, ranks high in customer
services, trust, respect and quality products and services. There is a Sears
location within a 10-minute drive of 93% of Canadians and Sears is dedicated
to providing them with quality merchandise and exceptional service coast to
coast through its 122 full-line department stores, 218 off-mall stores,
64 home improvement showrooms, over 2,200 catalogue merchandise pick-up
locations, 113 Sears Travel offices and a nationwide home maintenance, repair
and installation network. The Company also publishes Canada's most extensive
general merchandise catalogue and offers shopping online at www.sears.ca.
Claude Sénéchal, Sears Canada Inc., (514) 236-4710;
Michael Bouliane, Sears Canada Inc., (416) 662-2245