Selection Group celebrates summer with Québoom, a seasonal entertainment program for Sélection Retraite residences22 June 2020
Laval, June 22nd, 2020 – Selection Group is pleased to announce the introduction of Québoom, a seasonal entertainment program for Sélection Retraite residences, which this year will be themed “A summer for the young at heart.”
The well-being and happiness of our residents are core priorities in designing the programming at our residences. We place their health at the top of our priorities. The goal is to enable residents to flourish in a safe environment despite the pandemic. We are proud to present a range of activities that will enhance Québec culture, while fostering the rigorous safety measures that enabled us to limit cases of contagion in our complexes.
During the next few weeks, our teams will be mobilized to liven up our complexes so that everyone can enjoy the beautiful season, while respecting public health regulations. A series of initiatives with a local flavor will enable our residents to remain “Young at heart.”
Following are just a few of the events that we have planned:
1- Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day
On June 24th, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day, we are brushing aside our healthy eating habits and kicking off summer activities by our offering residents a local favorite: Poutine! This Québec classic, which is made of 100 % local ingredients will be offered in our residences during this notable holiday.
Singer Guylaine Tanguay, who last month launched “Country”, her 15th album, will deliver a live broadcast performance on Facebook which will be simultaneously retransmitted on the TV Tour network in all apartments in our residences.
2- The Selection Group book club
To help foster the creation of large book club in our residences, each week a resident will present one of his/her personal Québec literary favorites on Selection Group’s Facebook page. Our goal is to highlight the richness of local literature and to offer residents great summer reading suggestions. We are proud to count on Renaud-Bray as a partner in the book club. North America’s largest network of French-language bookstores will include 50 local titles on various themes. Sélection Retraite residents will vote for their 10 favorite titles, at the end of the summer book club.
The interior courtyards of our residences will convert into festive movie theaters where we will project iconic Québec films. Our complexes will benefit from this activity which residents can participate in from their balconies or directly in the courtyard, with chairs placed so they meet the new standards for cultural projections. Ciné-Sélection will provide a great opportunity for our residents to reconnect with their classics or to make cinematic discoveries.
4- The MSO-Sélection in music
Montreal Symphony Orchestra musicians will deliver a range of outdoor concerts that showcase classical music in all its forms. This unique partnership with the internationally renowned orchestra will enable us to discover the works of creators from here and elsewhere.
The music programs will include barbecues, dance activities and a full component of indoor activities that will follow as the deconfinement stages outlined by public health authorities unfold. To find out what is best to see, drink, read and eat, please visit the Québoom microsite: www.queboom.ca.
“Helping our residents to flourish and building community spirit in our residences are priorities we keep in mind during the development of our activities. Summer is the best season for holding indoor and outdoor activities designed to bring people together. In this unprecedented pandemic period, our teams have innovated to offer a program of safe activities that will entertain our residents while respecting safety measures. These activities promote the unifying aspect of Québec culture and cuisine and will help to give back to local economies in several of our regions. Québoom gives us a chance to experience our local culture.”
– Éric Vincent, Vice President, Operations Québec, Selection Group
“Entertainment, physical activity and a vibrant social life are key to a successful retirement. The past few months have reminded us of the creativity and dedication of the Sélection Retraite teams. Sélection Retraite residents are big consumers of Quebec culture and precious ambassadors. Québoom enables them to share their favorites and to make new discoveries throughout the summer.”
– Michel Forget, Ambassador, Sélection Retraite
About Selection Group
Selection Group is a Canadian leader in the creation and management of living environments where generations can come together and thrive. Amidst more than 30 years of unprecedented growth, Selection Group has become the largest private retirement complex developer in the country. Selection Group innovates through an avant-garde intergenerational vision and unique vertically integrated structure. These assets are the pillars of its geographic expansion and the diversification of its real estate products which target young people, families and retirees. Selection Group currently has more than 50 residential complexes in operation, under construction and in development in Canada and the United States and the value of its assets exceeds $5 billion. Selection Group, whose head office is in Laval, Quebec, employs more than 5,000 people who work every day for the well-being of some 15,000 customers whose exceptional satisfaction rate reaches 95%.
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