A spokesperson of the Défi sportif AlterGo for 23 years, Senator Chantal Petitclerc embodies determination, commitment, and perseverance. Her capacity to overcome obstacles and discipline led her to receive 21 Paralympic medals – including 14 gold medals – throughout her athletic career. She is a source of inspiration for students as well as business leaders. Her conferences on motivation show her desire to promote everyone’s ability to tackle obstacles and follow their dreams. Chantal Peticlerc is a world-class ambassador for the promotion of justice and equality for all. She constantly works to ensure that the rights of people with functional limitations are respected, and that they are able to go beyond their limits and fully develop their potential.
A spokesperson of the Défi sportif AlterGo for 22 years, Jean-Marie Lapointe has motivated hundreds of young athletes with functional limitations. He uses his communication skills to shine a light on disabled people’s potential. Being a talented artist, he knows how to win people’s hearts, an essential factor for changing attitudes. Apart from representing Défi sportif AlterGo, Jean-Marie Lapointe assists youth who struggle with drugs or who have eating disorders. He also works in palliative care with youth and their families. Jean-Marie is also passionately vocal when it comes to making the reality of homeless people be known. He is a dynamic ambassador for social inclusion in all its aspects.
Hugo Girard has been a special guest at Défi sportif AlterGo for 7 consecutive years, including 3 as ambassador. He has always been passionate about sports. At a young age, he committed to powerlifting. During his athletic career, he won many titles, including Canadian champion from 1999 to 2004 and North American champion in 2001 and 2002. Hugo continues to promote the benefits of training and excelling oneself by giving conferences throughout Quebec. For many years, he has been the spokesperson for BMR. He is also the host of several TV shows, such as “À vos risques et périls”, “Les Rénos d’Hugo”, and “BBQ Non Stop”.
Nancy Audet enjoyed her experience as an ambassador for the Défi sportif AlterGo last year so much that she is back as spokesperson this year! After 17 years of working in the newsroom and covering major sporting events, journalist Nancy Audet has decided to make a new move. Driven by a new mission, she used her own life story to raise awareness about the reality of children in the DPJ by writing her first book. A story about resilience, resistance and forgiveness. It is also proof that a helping hand can change a child’s life.
Host and columnist, Meeker Guerrier is a new spokesperson of the Défi Sportif AlterGo! He has been part of the RDS team in various shows, including Le 5 à 7, NBA basketball and Les 3 étoiles since 2020. Since 2021, he also hosts the news program Le fil week-end on Noovo. He also appears weekly on the radio through the Bell Media network (Rouge and Énergie) with his Sports and Society column and other humor columns. For the past three years, Meeker has also been a member of the team of contributors to La semaine des 4 Julie on Noovo and a regular guest on Radio-Canada’s On va se le dire à télé. He also speaks weekly in English on TSN 690, CTV and CJAD.