The 16th Edition of the Déjeuner des Grands event raises over $85,000 for Breakfast Club of Canada

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Back in person, the event brought together participants from the business and educational sectors to benefit the cause


Boucherville, April 14, 2022 – This morning, at the Hôtel Mortagne, in compliance with local sanitary measures, hundreds of people from the educational and business communities took part in the 16th edition of the Déjeuner des Grands event. As life continues to be marked by the effects of the pandemic and rising food prices, people in Quebec continue to demonstrate their dedication to the cause and be present for the well-being of children.


The event, which returned in person this year, was held in the form of a morning show hosted by Benoît Gagnon, radio host and Club ambassador, celebrating 25 years with the organization. Several special guests and Club ambassadors participated, including Geneviève Everell, author, speaker, CEO and chef-owner of Sushi à la maison, Laurent Paquin, comedian, Thomas Nepveu, professional karting driver, Philippe Langlois, founder and owner of Philippe & Co. and the group 2Frères who put on a musical performance.


“It is events like this that make me particularly proud to have been a Breakfast Club of Canada ambassador for the past 25 years,” explains Benoît Gagnon. “Seeing the community come together and rally around the cause is something really special. As a father, I am very proud to be part of this important event.”


The event brought together participants from all regions of Quebec with the goal of giving children the energy they need to learn. An impressive total of ,946 was raised this year thanks to the generosity of all the participants.


In order to shine a light on the realities and the challenges that the Club faces, Benoît Gagnon welcomed Tommy Kulczyk, President and CEO of Breakfast Club of Canada to discuss the issues, the growing needs and the positive impacts of breakfast programs.


“In Quebec, the Club reaches more than 67,000 children in over 480 programs each day, but the needs continue to grow,” said Tommy Kulczyk. “The Club wants to ensure that it can continue to reach the considerable number of children who currently benefit from a breakfast program and extend its reach. The goal is to provide constant support and help children achieve their full potential. It is by working together with our important partners, donors, volunteers and other stakeholders that we will achieve this.”


About Breakfast Club of Canada

Accredited by Imagine Canada for its effective governance, the Club provides much more than breakfast: its approach is based on commitment, self-esteem and capacity development using an optimal formula adapted to local needs. Breakfast Club of Canada reaches more than 500 000 children in over 3,000 programs in academic and community settings across the country. To learn more, visit or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.


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Nathalie Rochette
Director, Communications and Marketing
Breakfast Club of Canada

Victoria Jaklin
Advisor, Corporate Communications and Public Relations
Breakfast Club of Canada