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Making a Difference, One Donation at a Time

Guignolée 2020

The Premier Tech Fundraiser, a meaningful tradition that has been deeply rooted within the company for 21 years now. In collaboration with the PA.RI.CI emergency fund, this initiative supports individuals and families of the Rivière-du-Loup area who are dealing with food and financial insecurities.

For Premier Tech, this tradition first started in 1999, following a friendly dare between colleagues. Indeed, in December of that year, some team members in a festive mood wanted to play a trick on their colleague by secretly publishing his Premier Tech business card on an advertising placemat. Amused, their colleague responded with a challenge: to donate the equivalent of the amount spent on the ad to a charity. And the rest is history! Since then, the event has gained traction and has become a holiday tradition, enabling the Premier Tech team members in Rivière-du-Loup to raise nearly $177 500 to support some 1 500 individuals or families in precarious situations.

The Premier Tech Fundraising Goes Virtual

This year, the 21st edition of the Premier Tech Fundraising was held online. The goal: to raise $21 000 to be donated to the community as food, meals, and basic hygiene items. In only ten days, the generosity of the team members of the Rivière-du-Loup Campus and of Premier Tech helped raise a total of $27 500 — a record in the history of the Premier Tech Fundraiser!

“Every year, the entire PA.RI.CI team is amazed by the growing generosity of Premier Tech and its team members. Once again, this unfailing support enables our team to help local people and families beyond the holiday season,” says Louis Étienne Vigneault-Cadrin, president of the PA.RI.CI emergency fund. 

In this very special time of year, the generosity of the Premier Tech team member will certainly help make this holiday season a little brighter for the people and families around us — and that is the best gift of all!

The entire Premier Tech Team wishes you a happy holiday season!