Friday, June 5, 2009

Cristal Bordeleau – Rideau’s Great Unifier!

Cristal in the flesh!
The other day, Cristal Bordeleau brought our whole company together!

Cristal works in our Merchandising Department. Next July 11-12, 2009, she will be riding her bike from Montreal to Quebec City in the Ride to Conquer Cancer.

It will not be an easy ride… it’s a distance of over 200 kilometers! But this is very personal for Cristal… her foster Mom and Grandfather have both battled cancer.

A group of Cristal’s colleagues (Francine Bellomo, Isabelle Lavigne, Eva Gouskos, Jonathan Hart,
The line up for food wrapped around the building
Jennifer Freire, Mary Metaxas, Samra Zaman, Troy Cunningham, Sally Khouri, Eric Simoneau, Paula Cordisco and Lance Bannister) decided they would help Cristal by holding a BBQ fundraiser.

It was great - the entire company turned out to support Cristal on a gorgeous summer day. Sadly, I couldn’t attend because I had a commitment in Minneapolis but that was ok… I’m a terrible cook and my brother Stephen filled in for me!

It’s people like Cristal that make a difference in our company and our community at large.

I salute her and wish her well! Ride on Cristal… ride on!

Our smoothies were made with environmentally friendly human powered mixers. Pictured here is our designated pedaler, Alex Buchanan.

Our hungry crowd

Our cooks