Missisquoi-Nord volunteer gets top honors
Murielle Fraser-Parkes was the recipient of a Hommage benevolat-Quebec 2013 award, last Tuesday, at the Quebec National Assembly. The actions of Mrs. Fraser-Parkes transformed linguistic relations in Quebec and Canada when, for the future of her children, she fought for French immersion. Very audacious, it was when getting involved in the field of education that she became involved with people with learning difficulties. A unifier, she co-founded, in 1969, a committee for children with learning difficulties and she was implicated with these children and their parents for a decade. Persevering, in 1982, she founded, with the minister of her church, the
Parrainage civique de l’Estrie organization which later became the Missisquoi North Volunteer Centre. Mrs. Fraser-Parkes is the president of the Ken Jones Centre committee which has a mandate of helping adults with intellectual impairment. Today, this optimist continues to work to reinforce the power to act in her community.
Murielle Fraser-Parkes (centre) is seen here with the Minister of employment and social solidarity, Work and the Feminine Condition, Agnes Maltais, and Orford deputy Pierre Reid after receiving her plaque at the National Assembly.