The Ataxia Charlevoix-Saguenay Foundation receives the majority of its income from private individual donors and from the contributions of individuals during events. The main fundraising event is “Le Dîner des Producteurs” held annually in Montreal.
Another important source of income are fundraising events organized by private persons and groups who take the initiative to assist in helping the Foundation reach its research objectives. Please let the Foundation know of your plans and ideas in advance of the event so that we can include them on our website.

Zumbathon raised $905 !

$ 905 raised for ARSACS research thanks to zumba dancers. The zumbathon, organized by Catherine Morel, Elizabeth St-Louis, Charlotte Boisvert and Shanlie Théroux, took place on October 26, 2017 at UQTR. Thank you to all the dancers for their participation and to the organizers of the event. Photos of the participants.

Diner Des Producteurs

Host chef: Éric Ripert from Le Bernardin!


Honorary president : Mr. L. Jacques Ménard, Chairman, BMO Nesbitt Burns and President, BMO Financial Group, Quebec
Special guest: Jarno Truli, Formula 1 Toyota driver


Honorary president: Mr. Laurent Verreault, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer, GLV
Wine producer: Gian Annibale Rossi di Medelana, Italy


Honorary president: Mr. Serge Godin, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Board of CGI
Guest grand chef Daniel Boulud, France
Wine producer: Mauro Mascarello


Honorary president : Mrs. Isabelle Hudon, President, Sun Life Financial, Quebec
Guest grand chef: Anne Sophie Pic, France
Wine producer: Laurent J. Drouhin, France


Honorary president : Mr. Lino A. Saputo Jr., Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of the Board, Saputo Inc.
Guest grand chef: Massimo Bottura, Italy
Wine producer: Franco Conterno, Italy


Honorary president : Mr. Andrew Molson, Chairman of the board of NATIONAL
Guest grand chef: Andoni Luis Aduriz ,Spain
Wine producer: Pablo Alvarez , owner, Spain


Honorary president : Mr. Jacques Bougie
Guest grand chef: Michel Rostand,France
Wine producer: Claude Chevalier, Domaine Chevalier Père et Fils (Bourgogne)
Participation Maison Veuve Cliquot


Honorary president : Mrs.Sylvia Soyka, president,Soyka Holdings Inc
Guest grand chef: Normand Laprise, David McMillan and Martin Picard
Wine producer: Virginie Taupenot-Daniel, Domaine Taupenot-Merme(France)
Participation Maison Veuve Cliquot
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Honorary president : Mrs.Sylvia Soyka, president,Soyka Holdings Inc
Guest grand chef: Corey Lee, chef-owner of the Benu Restaurant in San Francisco (Michelin 3 star rated)
Participation Maison Veuve Cliquot
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Honorary president :Mr. Jean-Guy Desjardins, Chairman and Chief executive Officer, Fiera Capital,
Guest grand chef: Eric Ripert
Wine producer: Cave Yves Cuilleron, Domaine François Villard and Les Vins de Vienne
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Honorary president : Erin Slater Battat and Joseph Battat
Guest grand chef: Massimiliano Alajmo
Wine producer: Bettina Bertheau, Domaine Castello del Terriccio & Rossi di Medelana
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Honorary president : Mr. Jacques Foissy, Chairman of the Board and Managing Partner, Novacap
Guest grand chef: Pierre Gagnaire
Wine producer: La Maison E. Guigal
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