Volunteer Week

Le Buffet des Continents honours 788 individuals for their community contributions

LAVAL, Monday, April 11, 2016 – Tonight the Buffet des Continents restaurant chain honoured some 788 deserving volunteers in the regions of Quebec City, Trois-Rivières, Sherbrooke, Gatineau, Lanaudière and the Laurentian Mountains as part of its annual volunteer tribute evening.

This is a yearly event organized by the management of each of the chain’s six restaurants, in collaboration with the leaders of various volunteer organizations, and is intended to honour the most dedicated and deserving individuals in each region during Volunteer Week.

“This tribute to volunteers takes place at the same time in all the restaurants; it rewards each region’s volunteers for their exemplary involvement in society,” explains the chain’s spokesperson and owner of the Gatineau restaurant, Tony Priftakis.

“The work of these volunteers is vital in our regions. These people are committed, dynamic and innovative, as well as being available and reliable. They are genuine leaders who set an example for others to follow!”

Close to 1,500 people were served a free dinner in all Buffet des Continents restaurants as the volunteer honourees received expressions of admiration and appreciation from their communities for their involvement in organizing social, community and sports activities for youth, adults, seniors, handicapped individuals and underprivileged people.

The support offered to these volunteers and organizations by Le Buffet des Continents is clearly reflected in the fact that each restaurant in the chain provides food to the volunteers involved in the various social and sports activities held throughout the year in each region.