Boucherville (Québec), May 26, 2017 – Uni-Select Inc. (TSX: UNS) today announced that it will be teaming up with l’Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés and will participate in the Grand défi Pierre Lavoie’s next edition, taking place from June 15 to 18, 2017. The Grand défi Pierre Lavoie’s mission is to encourage young people to adopt healthy life habits.
The team, comprised of four Uni-Select cyclists and a fifth cyclist representing l’Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés, will cycle 1,000 km from Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean to Montréal.
This event is also an opportunity to raise funds for the Grand défi Pierre Lavoie Foundation, to which the first $ 11 000 raised will be given. The surpluses raised during this event will be given to the La Broquerie primary school located in Boucherville, an establishment that welcomes over 375 students from preschool to sixth grade. With eighteen classes, including two language development and communication classes, students can count on the educational services of a skilled team comprised of 20 teachers and specialists in English, music, dramatic arts and physical education.
Funds raised for this school will help finance an outdoor development project comprised of 3 phases as well as replace the tchoukball equipment and will allow young people from our region to be even more active. The Uni-Select/CRHA team’s goal is to raise the largest amount possible in order to support the faculty in its healthy lifestyle integration program amongst the establishments’ young people.
“I am one of those who believe that the influence of Pierre Lavoie’s movement also passes through business initiatives. It is a great privilege for me to have been able to build, in collaboration with Uni-Select and l’Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés, a team to bike the 1,000 km and to have encouraged a dozen of my colleagues at Uni-Select to register for La Boucle 2017,” mentioned Patrick Dumais, team captain and Vice President, Human Resources, Uni-Select Canada.
Uni-Select and l’Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés would like to thank its many sponsors and partners who helped allow the participation to this event, in particular the Fasken Martineau law firm, this edition’s major sponsor.
Uni-Select is a leader in the distribution of automotive refinish and industrial paint and related products in North America, as well as a leader in the automotive aftermarket parts business in Canada. In Canada, Uni-Select supports over 16,000 automotive repair and collision repair shops through a growing national network of more than 1,100 independent customers and corporate stores, many of which operate under the Uni-Select BUMPER TO BUMPER®, AUTO PARTS PLUS® AND FINISHMASTER® store banner programs. It also supports over 3,900 shops and stores through its automotive repair/installer shop banners, as well as through its automotive refinish banners. In the United States, Uni-Select, through its wholly-owned subsidiary FinishMaster, Inc., operates a national network of automotive refinish corporate stores under the FINISHMASTER banner which services a network of over 30,000 customers annually, of which it is the primary supplier to over 6,000 collision repair centre customers. Uni-Select is headquartered in Boucherville, Québec, Canada, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol UNS.
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