Rachel Garber to Receive
Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal
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.