Béatrice Picard has been the provincial patron and spokesperson for Little Brothers since 2007. A fixture in Quebec’s television, film and theatre community for over 60 years, she is showing no signs of slowing down any time soon. She has been the voice of Marge Simpson in the Quebec-dubbed version of The Simpsons for the past 25 years. Recent stage appearances include Peter et Alice and Les chroniques de Saint-Léonard with the Duceppe theatre company. She was made an Officer of the National Order of Quebec in 2012.
“Thank you for reaching out to elderly people who are all alone and, sadly, far too often forgotten by society.”
— Béatrice Picard, Little Brothers’ provincial patron
On October 1, the International Day of Older Persons, Béatrice Picard sent a special message to remind everyone of the importance of staying in contact with the seniors in their lives all year round. (French only)
Louis Garneau, respected businessman, philanthropist and avid cyclist, has been giving back to Little Brothers since 1995. He is the proud organizer of Granfondo Garneau-Quebecor, a 118-kilometre cycling event that has raised more than $380,000 for the organization. This is how Mr. Garneau actively contributes to Little Brothers’ growth and development across Quebec and to the maintenance and operation of the Lac Saint-Joseph vacation lodge.
“There are plenty of organizations out there that work with seniors, but precious few focus on providing them with one-on-one love and attention until the end of their lives.”
— Louis Garneau, spokesperson for Little Brothers – Quebec City
Émilie Lévesque has been spokesperson for Little Brothers – Sherbrooke since 2012. She first came into the public eye in 2009 as a contestant on the popular Quebec reality show Star Académie. Her song Dimanche après-midi in which she talks about the loneliness of seniors, touched audiences across the province.