RDP-PAT highlights the involvement of its volunteers
Mayors Valérie Plante and Caroline Bourgeois, members of the borough council and Patricia Higgings winning the prize for elected officials.
On November 11, the Borough Mayor of Rivière-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles, Caroline Bourgeois, was accompanied by her councilors and the Mayor of Montreal, Valérie Plante, to highlight the involvement of volunteers from the territory.
This recognition evening brought together more than 400 people to highlight the exceptional commitment of eleven volunteers who have had a positive impact on the community.
“The primary role of the borough is to offer the best services to citizens, but this would not be possible without the help and collaboration of organizations and volunteers,” said Ms. Bourgeois. You know the needs of the field and of the sometimes more vulnerable populations. By your presence, you help to guide our orientations and our projects so that they meet the needs and expectations of the community. We need you to support our living environments, because you have a positive influence on the community. Thank you all for your commitment and dedication.”
Patricia Higgins, from the Women's Center of Montreal-East/Pointe-aux-Trembles, earned top honors with the Recognition Award for elected.
A group project in particular caught the attention of the jury present and earned applause from its peers. This is the musical work When it comes from the heart,written by Jacques Racicot and Fauve Julien, and voiced by the volunteers of the organization Collective Kitchen Atout vapor. Broadcast during the evening, this piece highlights volunteering as a gift of self that comes from the heart.
Here are the eleven high-level volunteers:
Budding volunteer: Daniella Valentin, from the Lighthouse Community Promotion Center.
Volunteer Dean: Marcel, Pelletier, from the Volunteer Association of Pointe-aux-Trembles/Montréal-Est
Versatile volunteer: Jean Voltaire René, from the Benise-Normil Community Health Action Fund.
Sports volunteer: René Larivière, from the Pointe-aux-Trembles Minor Hockey Association.
Recreational volunteer: Guylaine Rivest, from the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada – East of Montreal section.
Volunteer in arts, culture and heritage: Lucie Dufort, from the organization Les Amis de la Pointe culture.
Volunteer in social and humanitarian development: Émilie Xavier, from the Community Promotion Center the Lighthouse.
Green and blue volunteer: Jocelyn Larouche, from the Belles-roses community garden.< /p>
Favorite volunteer: Nancy Hévia, from the Rivière-des-Prairies Volunteer Center.
Tribute award: Angelo Di Salvo, from the Fiamme d'Oro Golden Age Club.