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Laurentian Ski Hall of Fame – LSM
The Richard Lemieux Foundation was incorporated on August 25th 1982 and received its registration as a Charitable Organization 5 years later in 1987. The Foundation has a broad mandate to help integrate persons with a disability into society. It has however focused on skiing as a perfect, exciting, fun and therapeutic activity for anyone with a physical disability. Skiing allows a fluidity of motion rarely accessible to persons with impaired mobility. The main activity of the Foundation has been to manage and run a disabled ski program with volunteer instructors who teach an 8 week program on Sundays and one evening. After 8 years at Mont-Habitant, it grew to 50 instructors teaching 50 students. Over the years it has helped start other ski programs at Mont-Rigaud, Owl’s Head, Mont-Video and elsewhere throughout Canada.