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Foundation for Athletic Excellence Awards Bursaries

August 3, 2018 - Canadian Football League (CFL) - Montreal Alouettes News Release

Montreal - The Foundation for Athletic Excellence awarded a total of $35,000 in individual bursaries to 22 of Quebec's most promising high school, college and university level football players through its Montreal Alouettes Bursary Program, presented by RDS. Patrick Boivin, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Montreal Alouettes, and Marie-î=88ve Bergeron, Head of Community Investment for Quebec at Bell Media, presented the bursaries with pride and optimism.

For over 20 years, the Alouettes have promoted school perseverance and fought against school dropouts across Quebec," said Mr. Boivin. "Thanks to this partnership with FAEQ, which we are very proud of, many young football players have been recognized for their achievements in their studies as well as for their performances on the field. Their success demonstrates that it is possible to combine academic excellence and high-level sports."

The ceremony took place at McGill University's Douglas Hall just before the Alouettes' game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Six types of bursaries were awarded: four Academic Excellence bursaries to reward outstanding scholastic achievement, 11 Academic and Athletic Support bursaries to promote a balance between football and academic pursuits, three Leadership bursaries to recognize community involvement, one Perseverance bursary to commend an exemplary attitude in the face of difficult circumstances, two College Recruitment bursaries for student-athletes who have completed high school and will be pursuing their academic and athletic careers at Cegep, and one University Recruitment bursary for a student who has completed Cegep and will be pursuing his academic and athletic career at a Quebec university. All the recipients were invited to stay and watch the game.

The Montreal Alouettes Bursary Program, which is officially presented by RDS, is managed by the FAEQ and Football Québec, represented respectively by Jonathan Collin and Bob Mironowicz, in partnership with the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ), whose president is Gustave Roël.

The 22 Recipients of the Montreal Alouettes Bursary Program (sharing a total of $35,000)

Age Amount * City School and team in 2018

Adam Auclair 22 $1,500 S Notre-Dame-des-Pins Université Laval, Rouge et Or (Red and Gold)

Régis Cibasu 24 $1,500 S Laval HEC Montréal, Carabins

Christopher Cléroux 16 $1,000 CR Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville Cégep de Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Géants

Antoine Couture 18 $1,000 S Montreal (Ahuntsic - Cartierville) Collège André-Grasset, Phénix

William Desgagnés 18 $1,000 S Saguenay (Jonquière) Collège Champlain-Lennoxville, Cougars

Arnaud Desjardins 18 $1,000 EX Montreal (Ahuntsic-Cartierville) Cégep du Vieux Montréal, Spartiates

Fabrice Hennekens 17 $1,000 EX Saint-Lambert Collège Charles-Lemoyne, Dynamiques

Bruno Lagacé 20 $10,000 UR Montreal (Cî-te-des-Neiges - Notre-Dame-de-Grî centce) Université de Montréal, Carabins Jérémie-Billal Lardi 24 $1,500 L Baie-Comeau Université de Sherbrooke, Vert et Or (Green and Gold)

Samuel Leduc 16 $1,000 EX Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Collège Sainte-Anne (Lachine), Dragons

Alexandre Masri Fliss 17 $1,000 CR Quebec City (Sainte-Foy) Notre-Dame-de-Foy Campus, Notre-Dame

Kevin Mitale 19 $1,000 S Longueuil (Saint-Hubert) Collège André-Grasset, Phénix

Louis-Mathieu Normandin 23 $1,500 EX Montreal (Cî-te-des-Neiges - Notre-Dame-de-Grî centce) HEC Montréal, Carabins

Khadeem Pierre 21 $1,500 S Ottawa Concordia University, Stingers

Tommy Roadley Trohatos 21 $1,500 S Varennes Université de Sherbrooke, Vert et Or (Green and Gold)

Marc Rondeau 16 $1,000 S Quebec City Collège Saint-Jean-Eudes, Condors

Gabriel Royer 18 $1,000 L Lawrenceville Cégep de Sherbrooke, Volontaires

Jérémy Sauvageau 22 $1,500 S Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures McGill University, Redmen

Lukas Schuster 24 $1,500 S Regina, Saskatchewan Bishop's University, Gaiters

Franî - ois Smith 16 $1,000 L Napierville î=89cole de la Magdeleine, La Milice

Xavier Tremblay 16 $1,000 S Laval î=89cole Curé-Antoine-Labelle, Loups

Zachari Zon 16 $1,000 P Montreal (Ahuntsic - Cartierville) Collège Mont-Saint-Louis, Kodiaks

*EX: Academic Excellence / S: Academic and Athletic Support / L: Leadership

P: Perseverance / CR: College Recruitment / UR: University Recruitment

The Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence ( ( ) has made a name for itself with a personalized approach, a rigorous style of management and its influential role in the sports and education circles. In 2018, the QFAE will award close to $1,425,000 in bursaries to over 500 student-athletes and encourage the conciliation of school and high performance sports. The QFAE teams up with former scholarship recipients and partners towards the success of all laureates in their academic and sports/personal advancement. Please note that the 2nd edition of the Bonneville 808 Challenge will be held on September 22 and 23, 2018 at Mont-Tremblant. This major cycling event will benefit the FAEQ. To register log on to ( .

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