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The Guignolée du Dr Julien: it's until January 15th!

The Guignolée du Dr Julien, our annual Christmas drive, is a vast appeal to the generosity and loyal support of the Quebec population. The donations received, all of which go to support the Fondation’s three community social pediatrics centres, are vital to accomplishing our mission. We owe the success of this event to the 600+ volunteers who help out on this day, to our loyal partners and allies, and to the 6,000+ donors who choose to support us because they believe in our dream.

Our Three Musketeers!

The success of the Guignolée du Dr Julien is made possible by the passion and dedication of our many loyal allies and partners. We would especially like to thank the Guignolee’s co-founders, Caroline Lafrance and Ève Christian, who have made this annual drive a real tradition. Also deeply appreciated is Christian Bégin, who every year takes to the airwaves with his co-spokesperson Ève Christian to make this gathering always festive and full of hope!

  • Ève Christian

    Ève Christian

    Columnist, meteorologist. Spokesperson and co-founder of the Guignolée du Dr Julien
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    Christian Bégin

    Christian Bégin

    Actor and host. Spokesperson for the Guignolée du Dr Julien
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    Caroline Lafrance

    Caroline Lafrance

    Editor. Co-founder of the Guignolée du Dr Julien
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The Guignolée’s humble beginnings

The very first Guignolée was held on November 29, 2003. Organized by Ève Christian and Caroline Lafrance, it was called Opération Coup du ciel (“manna from heaven drive”) and raised $800 for the Fondation. In 2007, Radio-Canada’s Samedi et rien d’autre with host Joël le Bigot joined the Guignolée for a special broadcast live from the Fondation’s headquarters in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve. This collaboration is still going strong today. Over the years the Guignolée has continued to grow in popularity and scale, relying on what has always been its cornerstone: volunteers. In 2015, it raised an impressive $1.6 million in donations!

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A heartfelt thank you to all of our many partners who make this event possible. The Guignolée is a wonderful day of laughter, giving and fun for the whole family. See our schedule of events for more details! And please remember to make a donation at one of our many collection points.

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