Volunteers celebrated at CAB Rediker
Last week was Volunteer Week in Quebec and the CAB RH Rediker held a special luncheon, last Friday, to celebrate their dedicated volunteers. Balloons, ribbons and flower centerpieces at every table greeted the volunteers and special guests, including Orford MNA Pierre Reid, who attended.
Once the guests were seated, CAB director Mylene Labonté welcomed everyone with the words of this year’s Volunteer Week theme: “Votre presence fait la difference - Your presence makes all the difference!” “Volunteers really do make a difference and ensure the wellbeing of the community,” added the director sincerely.
Before the buffet luncheon was served, two Stanstead College students, Dian Yu and Alex Clermont, spoke to the audience about their experiences volunteering with their school’s Community Service program. That program began about ten years ago and has students regularly going out into the Stanstead community and the Newport community to do volunteer work such as tutoring elementary school children, visiting with seniors in seniors residences and helping at the local Frontier animal shelter, in Ogden. “It’s been a lot of fun meeting all the kids in the schools,” commented Dian as she talked about her volunteer work, in both English and French, with the help of a powerpoint presentation.
Jovette Higgins and her cooking staff must have been happy to have their new modern and efficient kitchen to cook and serve up the luncheon buffet to the over fifty guests.
Stanstead College students Dian Yu and Alex Clermont spoke to the volunteers at the CAB, last Friday, about their own experiences volunteering.
CAB director Mylene Labonté and CAB board member and volunteer Joe Stairs Pierre Reid to the volunteer luncheon held last Friday.