Since 1997, La Fondation Maurice Tanguay organizes a sweepstakes draw for a brand new house to benefit the Enfants Handicapés de l’Est du Québec. Every year more and more Quebec businesses participate so that the Maison Tanguay and other prizes appeal to a wide audience and raise more money. More than 22 million dollars has been given to handicapped children, their families and caregivers over the last 25 years.
La Maison Tanguay used to be built and shown to the public. Even though many people lined up to visit it, the winners most often chose to receive the money value equivalent and not the actual house. It was imperative to find an alternative to building the house.
Wanting to optimize the Maison Tanguay formula in 2008, Mr Jacques Tanguay contacted Graph Synergie’s president, Francis Lessard, to create 3D images and a promotional clip. He wanted the public to be able to visit la Maison Tanguay via the internet and show high-quality images. Mr Tanguay had been seduced by the images of a European real estate project created by the Graph Synergie team. At the time, Francis Lessard was a young family man and was immediately moved by the plight of handicapped children. This is why every year Graph Synergie invests hundreds of hours of creation to promote la Maison Tanguay on a virtual platform.
Graph Synergie is always on the lookout for new technologies and the Fondation Maurice Tanguay benefits from them. As well as the 3D images and promotional video that started it all, there’s now a website and a realistic interactive 360-degree virtual visit. The virtual component allows the Fondation Maurice Tanguay to save on construction costs and give more money to the cause. And the popularity of the sweepstakes draw for la Maison Maurice Tanguay to benefit handicapped children keeps growing.
La Fondation Maurice Tanguay is a cause close to the hearts of all Graph Synergie’s team. It’s an honour to bring the Maison Tanguay floor plans to life. We’re proud of our contribution since 2008 and we wish the best of luck to participants in the upcoming draw.