Upcoming conference by Christian Vachon


February 16 : Deux-Rives Brompton School and Sherbrooke Adult Training Center

February 17 : Montessori school and La ruche school

February 18 : Saint-Jean-Bosco School and Asbestos Adult Education Center

February 19 : Sant-Pie-X School

Christian Vachon

perseverance and self-confidence, the road to success!


This man's reputation is second to none and his journey is exceptional. Being a young person with learning difficulties upon his arrival in elementary school, he began a long fight towards success and self-transcendence. It was through running that Christian redefined his own limits.

Christian shows us how he was able to pass from a young man with a bad start in life to this determined and athletic man who, in 2006, became the first runner to run 106 kilometers on the road along the shores of Lake Memphremagog in a single day. This feat, although memorable from a sporting point of view, also gave rise to a major fundraiser for the benefit of underprivileged elementary school students. Subsequently, he set up the Christian Vachon Foundation. Each year the Foundation is able to help an increasing number of young people in need. His efficiency grew at the same rate as the challenges faced by Christian.


The Foundation therefore works tirelessly to pursue its mission, which is to Financially support perseverance and educational success by giving all young people in need an equal opportunity to have access to this success. It is through the profits raised during the Relais du Lac Memphrémagog and several other activities each year that the Foundation is able to help all these young people. Since its creation, the Christian Vachon Foundation has sponsored more and more schools every year.

To return to the sporting plan, in 2009, Christian tackled one of the most difficult ultra marathons on the planet : the Marathon des Sables in Morocco. It is, moreover, the experience of this ordeal that is recounted in the conference. We draw a parallel between this ordeal which allowed him to go to the end of himself and his extraordinary life course.

Regularly invited as a speaker in schools for the purpose of motivating and stimulating young people, Christian wishes, by sharing his experience, that young people realize that they have control over their success, that they can overcome all the trials of their journey with, among other things, perseverance. Christian, who still defines himself as a young person in difficulty, shows us through his extraordinary journey that to be successful in any field, we must have perseverance and never give up. To hear Christian Vachon in a conference is to receive a lesson in perseverance, surpassing oneself and social commitment.


Conference by Christian Vachon perseverance and self-confidence, the road to success!


  • Perseverance : It doesn't matter what road you take, it's how you travel it that says it all. You should never give up .
  • Self-confidence : In life, the most important thing is not to be strong, but to feel strong. You have to put yourself to the test at least once in your life to find out who you are.
  • Discipline : To be strong in difficult times, we must prepare our body and our mind to live in these moments. When the road is difficult or full of obstacles, we have to stay in the course and make the effort, otherwise we don't make it to the end of the dream, we don't reach our goals.
  • Get involved : In life, there are two types of people: people who get involved and people who get involved. Christian believes that there is only one way to succeed in life and that is to invest all his means and those of our loved ones in our goals. Great successes are achieved as a team .

*Distance doesn't matter, it's how you ride it that says it all.


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