CAB RH Rediker honours volunteers
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.
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.