Gaiters Get In­volved With The Len­noxville Com­mu­nity

Stanstead Journal - - LEN NOXVILLE NEWS - Sher­brooke, Len­noxville

TheBishop’s Gaiters men’s bas­ket­ball team stepped off the hard­wood and picked up gro­cery bags on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 15. In the spirit of the hol­i­day sea­son the Gaiters vol­un­teered their time at Provigo in Len­noxville bag­ging gro­ceries and col­lect­ing do­na­tions for the Alexan­der Galt Christ­mas Bas­ket Pro­gram.

This event was an idea of former Gaiters as­sis­tant coach Charles Ko­belt in 2008 and has hap­pened ev­ery year since. It is spear­headed and or­ga­nized by the play­ers. This year they raised $625.

“It is a fan­tas­tic char­ity,” said Gaiters head coach Rod Gilpin. “The guys really take this on them­selves. They love get­ting out there and help­ing in the com­mu­nity, es­pe­cially at this time of year.”

The Gaiters hol­i­day spirit does not stop there as they will be joined by the women’s bas­ket­ball team on Satur­day, Jan­uary 5th for the sec­ond an­nual event. It will take place in the newly ren­o­vated Mitchell Gym­na­sium start­ing at 11 a.m. The

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Four­local stu­dents show­ing aca­demic prom­ise and a love for giv­ing back to the com­mu­nity were awarded schol­ar­ships by the Lampe Foun­da­tion, CFUW Sher­brooke & District, at a small awards cer­e­mony Tues­day night.

Their ac­com­plish­ments gained the at­ten­tion of the Foun­da­tion, which sup­ports stu­dents plan­ning to build ca­reers in East­ern Town­ships. All three win­ners are bilin­gual, and happy to pro­vide health-re­lated ser­vices in English.

In May 2012 the Lampe Foun­da­tion part­nered with the Til­lot­son Coat­i­cook Re­gion Fund to de­velop schol­ar­ships for stu­dents study­ing health care at Cham­plain Re­gional Col­lege and the Len­noxville Vocational Train­ing Cen­tre.

The first of th­ese to be awarded, the Til­lot­son Cham­plain Nurs­ing Award was pre­sented to Ken­neth McKelvey of Ayer’s Cliff. A gen­er­ous spirit, Ken­neth is loved by his pa­tients at the St. Fran­cis Manor in Len­noxville. A care­giver for the last four years, he loves imag­in­ing en­ter­tain­ing sto­ries to put smiles on his pa­tients’ faces as he of­fers them per­son­al­ized care. Of his work with the el­derly, “I adore it” he says.

Meaghan Bar­low of Mon­treal was pre­sented with the Eileen Healy Schol­ar­ship for Lead­er­ship. As Pres­i­dent of the Bishop’s Univer­sity chap­ter of Golden Key In­ter­na­tional Hon­our So­ci­ety and heav­ily in­volved in Bishop’s Re­search Week and Brain Aware­ness Week she is hop­ing for ad­mit­tance in McGill’s De­part­ment of Psy­chi­a­try for

Sher­brooke and District,

Heather Bow­man, pres­i­dent of the CFUW

pre­sented schol­ar­ships from the Lampe Foun­da­tion, last week, to (l. to r.) Meaghan Bar­low, Ken­neth McKelvey and Vanessa de Serre.

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