A tribute to Jacques Poirier

A tribute to Jacques Poirier

During the Fondation Santé Urbaine’s “Bal Urbain” event, held at the Cirque Éloize studio on February 22, 2019, the foundation paid tribute to Mr. Jacques Poirier, President and CEO of Magnus Poirier Inc., for his many years of involvement with and contribution to the Fondation santé et mieux-être Jeanne Mance. Here is the tribute that was paid to him.

We have all, at one time or another in our lives, met at least one person who stands out and who knows how to make a difference.

Without hesitation, I can tell you that Jacques Poirier is one of them.

Jacques is certainly a seasoned entrepreneur for the benefit of the family business he runs, but for more than eight years, he has been an exceptional philanthropic entrepreneur for the benefit of the Fondation santé et mieux-être Jeanne Mance.

As President of the foundation, having Jacques at my side was a source of motivation and encouragement, and above all, a great privilege.

I don’t know anyone who can remain indifferent to his ideas, his projects, his unique way of sharing them with you, and of course, the concrete results they produce.

For several years, he has been the creator, ambassador and leader of our Défi Basket. With passion and an infectious commitment, he has always made a success of this event.

Jacques, I’m well aware that you don’t do it for public recognition. I know it’s the cause that moves you, but believe me, it was impossible to remain silent after your time at the foundation.

I’m confident that all the members of the board, the staff, and our volunteers and beneficiaries are with me in giving you this well-deserved wink.

Just recently, I told you that your aura is very present on the board, and you can be sure that it will be for a very long time to come.

Thank you Jacques, thank you Mr. Governor, and see you soon!”

Alain Primeau, Director of the foundation.