Saguenay, February 23, 2022 – "After several years of research and development, the team of experts at Widescape are introducing a brand-new motorized vehicle to the North American market to make the most of the winter. I'm proud of how Desjardins Business–Saguenay and Desjardins Capital have worked together to help a local entrepreneur achieve his goals and turn his vision into reality."
Guy Cormier, President and CEO of Desjardins Group, shared these words to mark the launch of Widescape External link. This link will open in a new window., the first-ever stand-up snowmobile. Present at the launch, Jean-Yves Bourgeois, Executive Vice-President of Business Services at Desjardins, said, "The vehicle unveiled today is a testament to the innovative use of aluminum by the highly skilled people of Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean."
Desjardins Capital's regional involvement in 2021: $21 million for 21 businesses
Widescape has the long-term financial support of Desjardins Capital and Desjardins Business–Saguenay. In 2021, Widescape and 20 other businesses in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean split $21 million in patient capital from Desjardins Capital. Other businesses include Résidence intermédiaire d’Éloïse et Destany and Canmec. Desjardins Capital is also a partner of CONFORMiT (Chicoutimi), Nutrinor cooperative, and daily newspaper Le Quotidien 's relaunch as a cooperative.