The 27th edition of the Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau has started!

Départ symbolique

Today marks the start of the 27th edition of the Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau. From now until July 7, close to 900 cyclists will pedal, in person or remotely, on 11 different routes ranging from 50 to 600 kilometers. The goal is to raise a net total of $3.5 million to put an end to pediatric cancer. Donations collected during the event will help fund pediatric hemato-oncology research.

Since 100% of Quebec children diagnosed with cancer are cared for at a Centre Charles-Bruneau or Unité Charles-Bruneau, the cyclists will also be riding throughout the province, to raise awareness of the cause and the Foundation’s impact. From Saint-Georges de Beauce, via Quebec City, Sherbrooke, Gatineau and Saint-Hyacinthe, everyone will meet up for the traditional grand finish in Boucherville, birthplace of Charles Bruneau.


Involved in spreading the word

For this 27th edition, six children undergoing cancer treatment or in remission have been chosen as the event’s Heroes and Heroines. Hailing from the four corners of Quebec, Charles, Olivia, Malik, Alyah, Mia and Victoria will be cheering on the cyclists as they take up this challenge, so that every young person can grow up healthy.


In brief – Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau 2023

  • 27th edition
  • 11 different routes
  • A total of 1,130 participants involved in fundraising – A RECORD!
    • 770 cyclists registered for the in-person courses
    • 100 cyclists registered for the distance course
    • 260 supporters registered to support a colleague or friend through fundraising without taking part in the cycling challenge.
  • More than 2,345 km
  • Over 200 volunteers
  • More than 60 families
  • Over $44 million raised since the first Tour in 1996
  • Goal for 2023: $3.5 million net


Together on the road to recovery

Throughout the event, each cyclist is symbolically paired with a child who is suffering from or in remission from cancer, or who has passed away from the disease. Each cyclist proudly wears, close to the heart, a button bearing the photo of the child he or she will meet during the event. In all, some 60 children are matched with cyclists.



“It’s a real pleasure for me to be the new spokesperson for the Charles-Bruneau Foundation. The Foundation’s mission and its events are close to my heart, and it was a nice surprise to be able to officially join the team. Every year, I’m blown away by people’s generosity and their commitment to advancing research. My wish: to continue to help fund imminent projects that will enable children to receive less invasive treatments, so as to limit long-term sequelae. Together, we can make it happen!

– Florence Breton, spokesperson for the Charles-Bruneau Foundation

“As with every edition, I’ll be pedaling, only from a distance this time, as I’m currently out of the country. It’s a great feeling to share this mission with so many people. I’m always moved to see that people come out year after year to support the cause and help put an end to pediatric cancer. Thank you all for getting involved in such a wonderful way to make Charles’ dream come true.

– Pierre Bruneau, spokesperson for the Charles-Bruneau Foundation

Have a great Tour! Thank you for cheering on our cyclists this week!

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