Ommnium Québec Celebrities: a new name, but the same goal

Ommnium Québec Celebrities: a new name, but the same ;me goal


After two years of absence due to the pandemic, the Anciens Nordiques Golf Tournament was back today, but this time at the Cap-Rouge Golf Club and under the name of Open Quebec Celebrities.

Several former Fleurdelisé players were there, including Alain Côté and Dave Pichette, as has been the custom since 2010. 

But there were also other headliners from the Quebec sports community, such as Laval University Rouge et Or head coach Glen Constantin, former Remparts defender Marc-Édouard Vlasic, as well as snowboarder and Olympic medalist Laurie Blouin. 

Jacques Tanguay and Patrick Roy played together this Thursday.

“We always have the same pleasure of organizing a tournament for the Maurice-Tanguay Foundation. But now, as there are fewer [ex-Nordiques] than there used to be, we have a mix of athletes so that each quartet is accompanied by a celebrity, ”explained Jacques Tanguay today, who played with Patrick Roy. 

In this photo we see Michaël Drolet, Claude Lussier, Nathalie Langevin, Stéphanie Painchaud, Odette Lachance, Charles Drouin, Charles-Antoine Forest-Leblanc, Caroline Olivier and Pierre Émond.

$80,000 for children

The funds raised during the event help children with special needs. $80,000 was raised during this edition, which brought together 25 sports personalities and 155 members of the business community. 

“For the past two years, requests have increased and there is a lot of psychological distress, noted Olivier Tanguay, the director general of the Maurice-Tanguay Foundation. It is thanks to events like this and the people who participate that we can help them. »

This tournament was also the first played since the death of Maurice Tanguay, in February 2021. 

“Our goal is to perpetuate what he created”, said said his son Jacques, when handing over the check.