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Mike Weir Miracle Golf Drive for Kids presented by Thomson Reuters

Fri, 17 Aug 2012 01:00:00

MONTREAL, Aug. 13, 2012 - The 6th edition of the Mike Weir Miracle Golf Drive for Kids, presented by Thomson Reuters, took place at the prestigious Le Club Laval-sur-le-Lac golf course. The generosity of partners and participants has made it possible for honorary president Luc Paiement, Executive Vice-President - Wealth Management, National Bank and Co-President and Co-Chief Executive Officer, National Bank Financial, to present a cheque for $517,000 to René Rouleau, Chairman of the Board of Opération Enfant Soleil.

This contribution will allow Opération Enfant Soleil, a member of Children's Miracle Network, to make tangible improvements to the quality of care provided to children in Quebec. It will go towards adapting care and equipment to children's needs-both in major paediatric centers and in regional hospitals-and towards providing kids with a better quality of life during hospitalization, through the creation of environments that help their recovery.

The Mike Weir Miracle Golf Drive for Kids is an initiative of The Mike Weir Foundation and Children's Miracle Network. "The support and generosity of the participants make a huge difference in the lives of sick kids," said Mr. Weir, whose trip to Montréal included a visit of the Montreal Children's Hospital at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), one of the four major paediatric centers of the province supported by Opération Enfant Soleil.

Thomson Reuters was proud to present the event: "Thomson Reuters has been a proud partner of Mike Weir since 2007. He is the embodiment of what we believe in: the power of professional dedication combined with a commitment to the community," said Eileen Lynch, Senior Vice President, Global Brand Marketing at Thomson Reuters.

"At National Bank, we put great value on the development of young people. That's why we support Opération Enfant Soleil, who is playing a leading role in this regard," said Luc Paiement, honorary president of the event.

The success of the event is largely due to the support of its sponsors: Thomson Reuters, National Bank, TELUS, CGI, Fiera Capital, Horizons Exchange Traded Funds, Jean Coutu Group, Pomerleau and RE/MAX.

About The Mike Weir Foundation The Mike Weir Foundation is dedicated to advancing the physical, emotional and educational welfare of children in Canada. Since its inception, and through the support of our generous sponsors and donors, we are proud to report that more than $5 million has been raised for children's wellness. Over the past five years, The Mike Weir Foundation has provided more than $3 million in support of children's health care and related causes, as well as a wide variety of other children's issues. Hundreds of local and national children's charities have received support from The Mike Weir Foundation to assist their causes. Beyond direct monetary contributions, the Foundation also helps charities raise money through a Mike Weir memorabilia charitable giving program, which helps charities obtain auction items for fundraising purposes. For more information, go to

About Children's Miracle Network Children's Miracle Network® raises funds for 170 children's hospitals and foundations, 14 of which are in Canada. These foundations and hospitals, in turn, use the money where it's needed the most. When a donation is given, it stays in the community, ensuring that every dollar is helping local kids. Since 1983, Children's Miracle Network has raised more than $4 billion, most of it $1 at a time. These donations have gone to support critical research, purchase life-saving equipment, and ensure excellence in care, all in support of our mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Learn more at

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About Opération Enfant Soleil For 25 years, Opération Enfant Soleil has supported the development of high-quality paediatric medicine and contributed to the realization of social intervention projects for all Quebec children. Year after year, the organization has partnered with numerous participants in the healthcare milieu throughout the province in order to improve children's healing and wellbeing.

Philanthropy is a very important source of funding for large paediatric centers as well as for regional hospitals and organisations. As a direct result of community support, Opération Enfant Soleil raised last year over $ 17.2 million to pursue its mission. Learn more at