Olivier’s Commitment to Debout pour la Cause, in Honour of the HMR Neonatal Unit

Olivier Quenneville

On September 16, Olivier Quenneville and his team will dash through Promenade-Bellerive Park as part of the Debout pour la Cause! event. 

This land and sea relay race is held in support of patients at the Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont (HMR). Find out what motivates Olivier, President and CEO of Réseau Capital, and proud ambassador of the second edition of Debout pour la Cause. 

A Commitment That Stems From the Birth of His Daughter

For over 20 years, Olivier has lived in the Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve borough, which he considers his heartland. The HMR became a familiar institution in 2021, when his youngest daughter was born prematurely at 26 weeks.

“For exactly 71 days, I was in the Neonatal Unit every day, at my daughter’s bedside, as she received exceptional care. This experience inspired me to give back to the healthcare teams. I started by donating to the HMR Foundation, then I wanted to get more involved by becoming a volunteer and ambassador for Debout pour la Cause,” says Olivier. 

Today, Olivier’s daughter is healthy and growing, and so is his support for the HMR Neonatal Unit. 

Why not Join Debout pour la Cause?

If he exceeds the $2,000 goal, the funds he has raised will naturally be dedicated to this department.       

Participer à Debout pour la Cause, pourquoi pas vous?   

Olivier feels that this relay race holds real promise. His team called, “Risky Business”, includes his brother, a CrossFit enthusiast, his equally athletic sister-in-law and a friend and colleague who excels in paddle boarding. Their foursome promises to be formidable!  

Why don’t you join them and take up the challenge? Bring along your family, friends and colleagues, and join in this fun and friendly relay race. Sign up or support a team now!  


“I’m delighted to be involved with the HMR Foundation, alongside other ambassadors who donate their time. This activity promises to be a great success!” says Olivier.


What Is Debout pour la Cause?

  • is a four-stage land and sea relay race in Promenade-Bellerive Park.
  • is a fundraiser for the Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont Foundation.
  • has raised over $24,000: Already achieving 50% of its target goal!

It is not too late! Register and relay for the Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont. Can’t attend? Donate now

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