Laurent Duvernay-Tardif announced the creation of the Fondation the LDT scholarship program within the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence (QFAE).Last week to launch the partnering, Duvernay-Tardif hosted an Urban Sugar Shack at the Windsor Station with a sweet result of $325,000 being raised for his foundation and the QFAE. The Kansas City Chiefs’ offensive lineman ,Duvernay-Tardif, a former QFAE Fellow and holder of a doctorate in medicine, took the opportunity to announce the creation of the LDT Foundation Fellowship Program within the QFAE . The student-athletes targeted by this program will have to be 12 to 14 years old, be at the forefront of their talent in their sport, have outstanding academic results and cultivate a passion for an artistic discipline. “ My foundation promotes balance between sports, studies and the arts, “ Laurent Duvernay Tardif said. “ We organize physical activty days, days of artistic creation and our bus that is fully equipped to hold those events has been all over the province meeting with sixth grade students.”
Inaugural candidates will be able to submit their applications in the autumn of 2019 and the first edition of L’Érabl’Hier de Demain with LDT the first presentation of the LDT Foundation grants will take place in February 2020. “ I am so pleased with this first fundraiser to star tour bursaries,” Duvernay-Tardif said. “ I am looking forward to presenting our first ones next year.”
Dr. Duvernay-Tardif was joined by some forty Olympians, Olympic medalists, professional athletes and sports personalities of all generations such as Alexandre Bilodeau, Anthony Calvillo, Guy Carbonneau, Mathieu Darche, Chloé Dufour-Lapointe, Nicolas Gill, Émilie Heymans, Benoit Huot, Mikaël Kingsbury, Guy Lafleur, Nathalie Lambert, Cindy Ouellet, Annie Pelletier, Richard Pound, Aurélie Rivard, Matthieu Proulx, Marianne-St-Gelais, Antoine Valois-Fortier, Aleksandra Wozniak and many others to sample the L’Érabl’Hier de Demain with LDT menu along with some 500 guests in attendance . Inspired by spring and sugar time, those in attendance had their tastebuds treated y the various dishes prepared by McKiernan Luncheonette, Joe Beef group’s catering division. “ It’s just great to see so many people, and many faces who have been with the foundation (QFAE) since the start he said. “ It’s nice to be able to gather with all those who support the cause. “
During the cocktail session prior to the corporate dinner, nine QFAE partners, Aquam, Atrium Innovations, Cadillac Fairview, Corus Media, Bruny Surin Foundation, Gilles Chatel Foundation, Planète Courrier, RNC Media and Samson Groupe Conseil took the opportunity to ward $ 140,000 in bursaries to 40 outstanding student-athletes as part of their respective sponsorship programs.