02 / 10 / 2017
02 / 10 / 2017



Québec, September 29, 2017 –  Pumped up and ready to hit the ice to show their skills and get the crowd cheering, the Quebec Remparts have an inspiring record to break: giving back to their community by collecting tons of refundable cans. In addition, they need your help. Throughout the season, take part in the game by dropping off your empties in the marked campaign containers. You will be supporting les Ambassadeurs de coeur, a group of six community organizations working to help families in need in the region of Quebec. Objective: help the environment while transforming your community. 

“We all know how important recycling is and for the Remparts, teaming up with Consigneco to participate in this campaign and help community organizations in the region of Quebec was a natural fit”, says Louis Painchaud, Vice President of Operations, Quebec Remparts.

“Consigneco salutes the leadership of the Quebec Remparts and the support of the fans who will allow them to perform as impressively as they do for every match. Returning cans is one of the most efficient ways to protect the environment being the materials are 100% recyclable. It also constitutes a source of financing for a variety of community projects. I wholeheartedly hope that the initiative with the Remparts will inspire others and that businesses and organizations in the region of Quebec will in turn contribute to the refundable can social movement that is growing in Quebec”, adds Pascale Demers, spokesperson for Consigneco. 

During the Remparts first home game, pinning them against the Shawinigan Cataractes, hockey lovers could watch two players, team Captain Matthew Boucher and goalie Dereck Baribeau, in action in a humorous video projected on a giant screen (https://youtu.be/37U01ajGEKY).

Numerous return containers have also been installed on the site, allowing spectators to support their team and help them set a new record in support of les Ambassadeurs de coeur. Again, Les Ambassadeurs de coeur regroups six organizations: La Bouchee genereuse, Motivaction Jeunesse, le Pignon Bleu, le Patro Laval, la Fondation Philippe Boucher et le Patro Roc-Amadour. These organizations all have one point in common, which is helping young people and families in need in the region of Quebec. 

Did you know that can refunds were established in Quebec more than 200 years ago by the brewing industry? In fact, all beer containers can be returned for refund, without exception. Quebec is a pioneer in North America for can refunding. Nearly 80% of refundable containers are returned. Despite these impressive numbers, every year, in Quebec, more than 515 million refundable cans are not returned…which represents a value of nearly $30 million. In the Capital region only, we estimate that nearly 46 million refundable cans disappear, a value of about $2.7 million. We can identify more than 450 community groups and foundations that could greatly benefit from that kind of financial help to support their missions and bring projects to life. 


The Quebec Remparts hockey club, owned by Quebecor Sports and Entertainment, is a member of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League which consists of 18 teams throughout Quebec and the Maritimes. Since 1997, the Quebec Remparts have made a name for themselves in greater metropolitan Quebec and developed a sense of belonging among the public in the region. They have been playing at the Videotron Centre since September 2015, a multifunctional amphitheatre with more than 18,000 seats. Follow the Remparts: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


Les Ambassadeurs de cœur is a group of several individuals and businesses who have associated themselves with the Quebec Remparts. Throughout the hockey season, they will provide a memorable experience to hundreds of youth and families: attending a Quebec Remparts game thanks to tickets presented in their name. 


Founded in 2011, Consigneco is a not-for-profit association with the goal to communicate the economic, ecological and social value of refundable cans. The association came about from an agreement between brewers and RECYC-QUEBEC. Your cans are valuable: return them! www.consigneco.org

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