Employees of the BRP company will be able to purchase, among other things, furniture from the house of the famous inventor of the snowmobile, according to La Tribune.
This special sale, not open to the public, will take place at the end of September, explains Émilie Proulx, company spokesperson.
“No piece of historical value will be put up for sale,” he says in an interview with La Tribune.
“The mansion will be updated and certain furnishings, such as furniture, will be replaced. They will be offered during this sale to employees and the proceeds will be donated to the CHUS Foundation. »
Other items will also be sold, such as tools from BRP factories. No sales objective is set.
Last June, BRP employees committed to raising $1 million for the CHUS Foundation over three years. This sale is part of this movement for a good cause.
The funds should go to research in pediatric oncology, Proulx adds.
This is not the first time Valcourt troops have offered to raise funds for the CHUS Foundation. Other fundraising activities have been carried out in recent years.
The Joseph-Armand Bombardier Foundation says it is not associated with this sale.
In the Heritage Registry
The Joseph-Armand-Bombardier de Valcourt house is registered in the Quebec Cultural Heritage Register.
It is described as a “bourgeois residence” built around 1915. Adjacent to the church, the two-story, almost square, red brick building is topped with a gently sloping pavilion roof. On the façade there is a circular crenellated tower, with three floors.
The Joseph-Armand-Bombardier house is located behind Saint-Joseph Street, on a large landscaped lot with mature trees. It is located in the heart of the urban core of the municipality of Valcourt, as indicated in the Quebec Cultural Heritage Directory.
«The house is of heritage interest due to its historical value based on its association with Joseph-Armand-Bombardier. The latter, who lived in the Valcourt house from 1944 to 1964, was an important figure in 20th century Quebec. Joseph-Armand, eldest son of Alfred Bombardier and Rose-Anna Gravel, was born in Valcourt,” we report.