QFMA raises $54K for town hit by train wreck
December 4, 2013,
Lac Megantic Mayor Colette Roy-Laroche, center, receives a check for her community’s rebuilding fund from the Quebec Furniture Manufacturers Assn. representatives Daniel Pelletier, left, Martin Tardif, Sylvain Blais and Sylvain Gervais.
This past July 6, half of Lac Mégantic's downtown core was destroyed and 47 people were killed when a runaway train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded, sending fireballs into the sky.
The recovery and reconstruction efforts are ongoing and are likely to continue for months to come.
Lac Mégantic, which is east of Montreal near Quebec's border with Maine, is also home to two members of the QFMA - ready-to-assemble furniture producer Bestar and Tafisa Canada, North America's largest producer of particleboard and decorative TFM (thermofused melamine) panels for furniture and interior design. Tafisa is also the community's largest employer.
Some 121 industry people took part in the QFMA tournament, which was held at the Club de golf St-Hyacinthe. The day started with brunch and golf before ending with dinner, featuring a live and silent auction.
The guest of honor was Colette Roy-Laroche, mayor of Lac-Mégantic.
All profits from the event were donated to Fonds Avenir Lac-Mégantic, which is helping to rebuild the city and its small businesses.
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