Rachel Gar­ber to Re­ceive

Queen’s Di­a­mond Ju­bilee Medal

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE -

Town­ship­pers’ As­so­ci­a­tion is proud to an­nounce that Eastern Town­ships res­i­dent Rachel Gar­ber will be hon­oured with a Queen El­iz­a­beth II Di­a­mond Ju­bilee Medal. Mr. Jean Rousseau, Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment for Compton-Stanstead, will present Ms. Gar­ber with her award dur­ing an in­vi­ta­tiononly event in Sher­brooke on Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 14, 2012.

Struck in hon­our of Her Majesty Queen El­iz­a­beth II Di­a­mond Ju­bilee and her ser­vice to this coun­try, the Di­a­mond Ju­bilee Medal hon­ours sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tions and achieve­ments by Cana­di­ans. Ms. Gar­ber has been se­lected as one of the 60,000 de­serv­ing Cana­di­ans who will re­ceive this award in recog­ni­tion of her sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to the Eastern Town­ships of Quebec.

Nom­i­nated by Town­ship­pers’ As­so­ci­a­tion Board of Di­rec­tors, Ms. Gar­ber worked for a decade through the As­so­ci­a­tion on be­half of the English-speak­ing community (ESC) of the Eastern Town­ships to en­sure their vis­i­bil­ity and rep­re­sen­ta­tion, and launched dozens of suc­cess­ful projects fo­cused on the health, so­cial ser­vice, ed­u­ca­tion, and em­ploy­ment needs of the ESC, es­pe­cially within the vul­ner­a­ble youth and el­derly pop­u­la­tions. Among her many tal­ents, Ms. Gar­ber is known for forg­ing bonds among mem­bers of the French and English-speak­ing com­mu­ni­ties.

Since her re­tire­ment from Town­ship­pers’ As­so­ci­a­tion in 2010, where she served for two years as the As­sis­tant Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor, then eight years as the Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor, Ms. Gar­ber has been an ac­tive leader of work­shops, con­sul­ta­tion or con­tracts in the ar­eas of com­mu­ni­ca­tions, max­i­miz­ing pub­lic vis­i­bil­ity, writ­ing for me­dia; eval­u­a­tion and re­search in the community sec­tor; and many more top­ics.

Rachel Gar­ber will re­ceive the Queen’s Di­a­mond Ju­bilee Medal for her many years at the helm of Town­ship­pers’ As­so­ci­a­tion.

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