Napierville, August 25, 2022 - On August 20, the Défi Sollio and Uniag Cooperative's Summer Party were held, with a special edition to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Sollio Cooperative Group! A total of 200 employees of the network, member producers and their families enjoyed this beautiful day in Ormstown, in the Montérégie region.
To see the highlights of the day, we invite you to take a look at the photo album of the event!
Despite the high temperature of 30 degrees Celsius, the sporting challenge was successfully completed by about 100 people. The cyclists had the choice between 85 or 125 km route. As for the runners, paths between 5 and 21 km were organized. Finally, participants who chose to walk had the options of 5 or 10 km. This unique experience raised $99,000, which was divided equally among three organizations that support the community: Sourires sans fin, Le Phare Enfants et Familles and United Way East Ontario.
After the sporting achievements, everyone took part in the Uniag Cooperative Summer Party. In addition to inflatable games, a corn maze and a speed contest, a rally immersed visitors in the history of Sollio Cooperative Group’s 100th anniversary and the 88th anniversary of the cooperatives that created Uniag. Participants received a limited-edition cap with the old Co-op logo and had the chance to taste local beer brewed specially for the occasion. The evening ended with a rhythmic and energetic performance by Julie Lefebvre and her band Hitlist.
The contribution of two former board members of the cooperative, Mr. Daniel Lemieux (9 years of service) and Mr. Luc Leroux (10 years of service), was recognized during the evening with the presentation of honorary plaques and generous gift baskets.
In addition, Mr. Brault, President of Uniag Cooperative, thanked Mr. Jean-Sébastien Leblanc for his 4 years of service at Uniag as General Manager. He then passed the torch to Mr. Sylvain Boyer, the new General Manager, who took office on August 20.
The Uniag Cooperative team would like to congratulate and thank all the people gathered at the event!