Press Release

Éric Beauchesne, Guy J. Létourneau and Carole Théberge join the Board of Directors




“We can be a central access point of information and resources for high-level athletes and the next generation of athletes.”


Montréal, June 19, 2015 – The year 2014-2015 has been a time of transition for the Institut national du sport du Québec (INS Québec). The past year marked the opening of its new complex, built in the heart of Olympic Park. INS Québec also maintained its interventions with high-performance athletes and coaches, while starting to plan new services and programs. Among the year’s highlights, INS Québec provided services to 565 athletes, added 10 new employees, provided 3406 physiotherapy treatments, welcomed 1061 participants to training activities, and held 503 conferences under the “Jouez gagnant!” program. There were 32,779 visits to the Olympic Park complex in only 9 months. See INS Québec’s 2014-2015 annual report on


“We can be the central point of information and resources for high-performance athletes, the next generation of athletes, and the people who support and coach them, points out Tom Quinn, Chairman of the Board of Directors of INS Québec. To accomplish this, we must complete the deployment of the network of regional multi-sport training centres (RMTCs), by assuring they will have the necessary resources so that all the athletes of the next generation can have access to quality professional support, wherever they are in Québec. We must also continue to support single-sport training centres.”


Three new directors


The Board of Directors of INS Québec welcomes three new members who were elected at the June 18 annual meeting of INS Québec. Éric Beauchesne, Guy J. Létourneau and Carole Théberge are joining the Board, succeeding Johanne Derome, Gérald Janneteau and Marc Schryburt. “I warmly thank Johanne, Gérald and Marc for their inestimable contributions to INS Québec during the many years when we were able to count on their experience,” Tom Quinn declared. “I salute the arrival of our new directors, who will help complete our transition by contributing a new vision and additional expertise.”


Éric Beauchesne, a lawyer, heads a legal services firm of nearly two hundred lawyers with offices in Montréal, Québec and Trois-Rivières. He is currently the Chair of the Board of Directors of La Fédération québécoise de canoë-kayak de vitesse. He holds a Bachelor of Law degree from Université Laval and a Master’s of Business Administration from Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières.


Heading his own consulting firm since 2004, Guy J. Létourneau mainly focuses on the development of corporate strategies, the drafting of strategic plans and business plans, and trade-mark development and positioning. He holds a Master’s degree in Commercial Science from the Université de Sherbrooke and has served as Vice-President, Marketing at RDS.


Carole Théberge has over twenty years’ experience in public relations and business development. She has contributed to the development and success of organizations and companies by integrating a cross-cutting vision and every aspect of communications to ensure an optimum impact on her clients’ strategic planning. Until recently, she was Vice-President, Administration, Communications and Public Relations of the CSST. She was also a Minister in the Gouvernement du Québec from 2003 to 2007.


About the Institut national du sport du Québec


INSPIRING EXCELLENCE! – Headquartered at its new complex in the heart of the Olympic Park in Montréal, the Institut national du sport du Québec (INS Québec) is a private organization whose vision is to provide all Québec’s high-performance athletes and coaches with resources on a par with the world’s best practices. A key partner of the Québec and Canadian sports systems, INS Québec serves more than 500 high-level athletes and over 1000 coaches. As a member of the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Networks, it coordinates a Québec-wide network that currently includes seven regional multi-sport training centres and 17 single-sport training centres. The Institute is supported by the Ministère de l’Éducation, de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche, Sport Canada, Own the Podium, the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canadian Olympic Foundation, the Canadian Paralympic Committee and the Coaching Association of Canada, and by private-sector partners such as CISCO, Bell, AQUAM, Mondo, Teknion | Roy & Breton, Côté Fleury and Inaxsys.


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SOURCE: Institut national du sport du Québec |



INFORMATION:                       Jean Gosselin



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