McCarthy Tétrault Challenge



Making a Difference Together

Montréal - Toronto Relay

By Marc-André Blanchard, Chair and Chief Executive Officer, McCarthy Tétrault

DEFI Montreal Toronto 2014 Challenge

This weekend, 29 lawyers from our Montreal office have challenged themselves do to something remarkable. As this is being posted, they are embarking on a 650 km relay run from Montreal to Toronto. Each participant will run approximately 90 km of the way, trading off for rest, but with little opportunity to sleep.

Over the last few months, this team has worked hard to train for this challenge. Most of the participants joined as novice runners. The relay will be difficult for them, and for all to succeed, teamwork will be critical, hence the group’s motto: nobody left behind.

Throughout the event, the stronger runners will work to encourage and push along their team mates, sometimes literally. This approach is what makes me particularly proud, because it mirrors the approach we take within our firm every day, where we lean on our individual and collective strengths to be the best we can be.

Through this challenge, our team is also raising funds in support of Pour 3 Points (P3P), a Montreal based charity that encourages children in need to stay in school. Funds raised will be directed to financing P3P’s new program designed to train sports coaches to become life coaches for the kids.

If you would like to support our runners, click here to donate.

To our runners, listed below, BRAVO! We are so proud of you for undertaking such a colossal challenge. You are truly an inspiration. Good luck and be careful out there. We look forward to welcoming you in Toronto!

Sophie Arpin Daniel Benay Martin Boodman Pierre-Jérôme Bouchard Miguel Bourbonnais
Lisa Chamandy Olivier Coche Fred Cotnoir Sandra Desjardins Chloe Fleurant
Philippe Fortier Isabelle Gagnon Éric Gosselin Laure Goubau Hart Anna Jankowska
Thomas Lavier Michele Lefaivre Maxime Léveillé Audrey Levesque C. Mark McEwan
Jocelyn Perreault Mary Jeanne Phelan David Platts Ryan Rabinovitch Max Rogan
David Roulx Alain Tardif Dominic Therien Jérôme Turcotte Routhier

Meet the Team

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