Marie-Josée Taillefer and Rosalie Taillefer-Simard, speakers
From the age of 3, Marie-Josée Taillefer made her way into Quebec homes through memorable advertisings such as: the Galeries d’Anjou and the Caisses Populaires Desjardins. Thanks to her famous tagline: ‘‘pop sac à vie’’, everyone quickly fell for her! She rapidly became Quebec’s sweetheart. Thereafter, she and her mother Claudette hosted several TV shows, one of which aired on a daily basis, for over 10 years. Furthermore, she married René Simard, another Quebec’s icon and had two deaf children. Their daughter, Rosalie, is a genuine ray of sunshine and follows her parents’ footsteps as she works as a host, a comedian, and a painter. Marie-Josée Taillefer and Rosalie Taillefer-Simard, speakers, are living a moving relationship and wish to share their great complicity and anecdotes through their duo called: Taillefer & daughter.
Taillefer & daughter :
- Duration : 60-75 minutes, adaptable to your needs and preferences
- Keynotes available in French only
- A preparatory call with the speaker is planned to select and adapt the content of the presentation.
TO TAKE UP A CHALLENGE (Duo-conference)
For several years now, Marie-Josée did receive numerous conference queries. Nowadays, she has one of the greatest opportunities, which is to take on this journey with her daughter, Rosalie. In all humility, she will talk to you about her mother-daughter relationship that brings them to TAKE UP A CHALLENGE.
- Why it is that our two children are deaf?
- What did we do about it?
- Where do we start?
- How to go through the different stages
- Obstacles, challenges, and hassles
- Rosalie’s journey
- Her hearing
- Her adaptation
- Anecdotes and funny facts
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Marie-Josée Taillefer and Rosalie Taillefer-Simard, speakers, are also available for entertainment mandates. Should you need further details, please do not hesitate to contact us!
Marie-Josée Taillefer’s Biography :
At the age of 3, Marie-Josée made her debut in the TV show called: ‘‘Jeunesse d’aujourd’hui’’, in Pierre Lalonde’s opening number. Jacques Bouchard from the BCP agency noticed her. The result of this collaboration led to the popular ad: ‘‘Pop sac a vie sau sec fi co pin’’, which won numerous awards, such as: the Orange Award and the First Prize of the Festival canadien de la télévision publicitaire.
After graduating from a bachelor’s degree in physical education, she became a health and fitness reporter, then TV and radio host.
In 1989, she co-hosted with her mother Claudette daily TV shows called: ‘‘Bon appétit’’ and ‘‘Taillefer et fille’’. These had an unprecedented success in the province of Quebec and the recipe-card series broke all possible sales records. Such tandem lasted for 10 years.
Marie-Josée Taillefer broke her ‘‘good-girl’’ image when she joined the Labrèche Club in the TV show called: ‘‘Un grand blond avec un show sournois’’. Moreover, she was able to display her sense of humour in the ‘‘Juste pour rire en direct’’ TV show that she hosted for 2 years.
Then, the Radio-Canada network hired her to co-host the TV show called: ‘‘L’épicerie’’, with Denis Gagné for 5 years. This public affairs program is still seen as the reference in terms of food shows.
In 1987, she got married to René Simard, during a celebration that was no short of a royal wedding. They had two wonderful kids, Olivier and Rosalie, who were both deaf.
For 30 years, Marie-Josée and René have been involved in numerous causes dealing with deafness. Moreover, they became cochlear implant ambassadors, spokespersons of the Ecole oraliste de Québec for deaf or hearing-impaired kids and, more recently, she became the hearing health and Lobe clinics ambassador. Concerned about the hearing sense importance, she travels all across Quebec to educate and take care of people.
Rosalie Taillefer-Simard’s Biography :
At a very young age, Rosalie developed a passion for visual arts. In 2004, she made her first TV appearance by interpreting a solo classical dance performance as a tribute to Kent Nagano. The public discovered her on the TV show called: ‘‘LE MATCH DES ÉTOILES’’ with her mother, Marie-Josée Taillefer. Both of them became ambassadors for the ‘‘RÉSEAU DE L’ENSEIGNEMENT DE LA DANSE.’’
Born with a profound deafness, her first method of communication was Quebec sign language. Thanks to her cochlear implant, she developed an outstanding communication capacity. For three years, she was the ARTV self-promotion captioning spokesperson. Fascinated by colours and stage design, Rosalie completed a college degree and a bachelor’s degree in visual and media arts at UQAM. She is pursuing her own talent and passion for painting. Furthermore, she presented 2 solo exhibitions in Montreal in 2015 and 2018. In 2016, she took part to the TV program called: ‘‘TOUT LE MONDE EN PARLE’’ with her father, René Simard, where she captivated the audience, thanks to her vivid enthusiasm and candour. Through their moving father-daughter duet, Rosalie and René travelled all across the province of Quebec to present their show called: ‘‘NOUVEAU RÊVE’’.
She recently revealed her great talent as a host in the ‘‘Mission Accessible’’ TV program, on Ami-télé and played a role in the TV series called: ‘’CLASH’’ which was produced by Fabienne Larouche on Vrak Télé, in 2018-19.
In 2017, with such an extensive background, she undertook a series of conferences with her mother, Marie-Josée Taillefer, called: ‘‘TAILLEFER AND DAUGHTER: HOW TO TAKE UP A CHALLENGE’’
- Living together
- Community and integrity
- Women empowerment
- Motivation, success, and personal growth
*Available in French only
1 Headset (without feedback)
1 standard headset
Small table to deposit note and bottle of water
Whiteboard and erasable marker
Projector and screen