Gaiters Get Involved With The Lennoxville Community
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.