A chance meeting with one of Muscular Dystrophy Canada’s volunteers set Normand Brathwaite on a path to becoming one of the organization’s most passionate supporters.
Soon after meeting Kevin Harrison in 1999, Normand was inspired to play an important role within the Quebec division of Muscular Dystrophy Canada. In 2001, he hosted the Kevin Harrison Gala – now known as The Great Show for Muscular Dystrophy. Normand is at the heart of the success of The Great Show. Each year, Normand, Kevin and numerous personalities from Quebec’s business community work tirelessly to put on a magnificent show with the goal of raising funds and awareness for muscular dystrophy.
Normand’s work to bring profile to Muscular Dystrophy Canada does not stop at The Great Show; he also participates in other events such as the Walk for Muscular Dystrophy, Défi Gratte-Ciel, and McHappy Day.
A popular award-winning Quebec comedian, movie and television actor, radio and television host and musician, Normand has received several awards including four consecutive Metro Star awards for best host in a game show. He is also the recipient of Gemini Awards for best host in a variety show in 1988, 1989 and 1992. During the 2006 Gemini Awards he received an honorary award for his career.
Like his fellow Ambassadors, Normand has a desire to improve the lives of people affected by neuromuscular disorders. This is evident in the eagerness he displays in always finding time in his busy schedule to attend various events for Muscular Dystrophy Canada and in lending his fame to the mission.