Lac Mégantic gets benefit concert cheque
Organizers of the big Bell Centre benefit concert for Lac Megantic earlier this month presented a cheque today to the town's most-famous resident: "madame la mairesse", Collette Roy-Laroche came to town to accept a cheque for more than $790 000 from organizers of the benefit concert for Lac Megantic, held at the Bell Center two weeks ago.
Roy-Laroche told organizers that it seemed to her that 8 million Quebecers were standing with them the night of the concert.
The mayor of the disaster-stricken town says the extraordinary show of solidarity remains every bit as important now as it was in the first hours following the catastrophic train derailment in the heart of Megantic.
The money from concert ticket, parking and concession sales will go toward the Lac Megantic reconstruction fund.