Mis­sisquoi-Nord vol­un­teer gets top hon­ors

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Vic­to­ria Vanier

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.

Photo courtesy

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.

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