Renald Demers honoured by Quebec
On Sunday, April 29th, Stanstead’s Renald Demers was recognized for his years of working on behalf of the seniors in the community, receiving the Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Seniors from the hands of Quebec Lieutenant Governor Pierre Duchesne during a special ceremony held in Sherbrooke.
“The Seniors Medal is given to people 65 or over who have had a positive influence in their community through their volunteer work. Micheline Roberge, who took my place on the Table de con
certation de Magog , put together a large file on my behalf and submitted it to the government,” explained Mr. Demers.
About five hundred people were present at the important ceremony which was held at the Delta Sherbrooke instead of its original location at the Cegep de Sherbrooke, because of the student demonstrations. “When I first got there I was brought to a room and showed what I had to do when receiving the medal,” said Mr. Demers. Asked how it felt to be so honoured, he replied, “It was a very nice ceremony but I didn’t feel that different because I have been at it so long.” Mr. Demers received a beautiful silver medal and a matching lapel pin in a display box as well as a certificate for framing. He volunteers with several local organizations and is the president of the CAB RH Rediker’s Board of Directors.
Renald Demers (at right) received the Lieutenant Governor’s Senior Medal
from the Honorable Pierre Duchesne in Sherbrooke on April 29th.