Ray­mond Par­ent Skat­ing Rink

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE -

As of yes­ter­day af­ter­noon, Ray­mond Par­ent can walk a lit­tle prouder! Af­ter nearly 40 years of up­keep of the out­side skat­ing rink in Stanstead on Park Street, Tues­day af­ter­noon the Town of Stanstead held a small in­au­gu­ra­tion cer­e­mony to name the rink “Ray­mond Par­ent Skat­ing Rink”. At the monthly town meet­ing, it was unan­i­mously de­cided to pro­ceed with the nam­ing of the skat­ing rink. For Mr. Par­ent, tak­ing care of the rink is not a job, it is a pas­sion. There were about 20 peo­ple present at the in­au­gu­ra­tion, in­clud­ing coun­sel­lors Guy Ouel­let, Michèle Richard and Jody Stone and our Mayor, Mr. Philippe Du­til, gave a very nice speech about Mr. Par­ent fol­lowed by Mr. Par­ent’s son Marc, an­other “ice-fa­natic”, who proudly said a few words about his fa­ther. A short but sweet thank you speech was there­after given by the man of the hour. Af­ter­wards, warm bev­er­ages and dough­nuts were of­fered by the town thanks to Marise Tré­panier from the Stanstead Cul­tural and Re­cre­ational As­so­ci­a­tion. Con­grat­u­la­tions to Mr. Par­ent for his de­ter­mi­na­tion and hard work. This des­ig­na­tion is well de­served.

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