Re­nald De­mers hon­oured by Que­bec

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Vic­to­ria Vanier Stanstead

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.

Photo cour­tesy

Re­nald De­mers (at right) re­ceived the Lieu­tenant Gov­er­nor’s Se­nior Medal

from the Hon­or­able Pierre Duch­esne in Sher­brooke on April 29th.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.