CAB RH Rediker hon­ours vol­un­teers

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RH Rediker held their an­nual vol­un­teer brunch, last Fri­day, pro­vid­ing a de­li­cious meal to about seventy vol­un­teers. It has been re­ported that cook Jovette Hig­gins’ Texas Pota­toes were par­tic­u­larly ap­pre­ci­ated by the guests.

“We changed the for­mat a lit­tle this year to in­clude two speak­ers,” ex­plained My­lene Labonté, the Di­rec­tor of the CAB. Speak­ing to the crowd in English was Stanstead na­tive Emily Mur­ray who was in­tro­duced by the founder of the East­ern Town­ships Mae Sot Pro­ject, Mary Purkey. “Emily spoke about her ex­pe­ri­ences as a vol­un­teer teach­ing chil­dren with the Mae Sot Pro­ject. She had a lot of in­ter­est­ing anec­dotes and peo­ple re­ally en­joyed hear­ing about it,” said the Di­rec­tor. The sec­ond speaker, who ad­dressed the au­di­ence in French, was He­lene Hamel who de­scribed the vol­un­teer con­tri­bu­tion to the Pat Burns Arena Pro­ject.

In­vited guests who at­tended were MNA Pierre Reid, mayor Philippe Du­til who would also be con­sid­ered a vol­un­teer af­ter his stint as a de­liv­erer of Meals-on-wheels, and MP France Bon­sant who usu­ally sends a rep­re­sen­ta­tive but was able to come in per­son this time.

Vol­un­teers also had the chance to sign the “Thank You Chal­lenge” card, this year’s vol­un­teer­ing theme.

“We’re very for­tu­nate at the CAB. We don’t just have a lot of vol­un­teers, they’re nice peo­ple who say hello with a smile; these peo­ple are nice to know,” con­cluded Mrs. LaBonté.

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Al­most seventy gen­er­ous souls at­tended the CAB’s Vol­un­teer Brunch last Fri­day.

CAB pres­i­dent Re­nald De­mers (left) dined with Stanstead mayor Philippe Du­til (cen­tre) and MNA Pierre Reid at the brunch for vol­un­teers.

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