Vol­un­teers feted in Stanstead

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Vic­to­ria Vanier, Stanstead

The CAB RH Rediker held its an­nual Vol­un­teer Brunch last Fri­day, cel­e­brat­ing their over 150 vol­un­teers. “Last year, our vol­un­teers al­lowed us to deliver over 10,600 meals-on-wheels, to pro­vide trans­port and ac­com­pa­ni­ment over 900 times for out-oftown ap­point­ments, to run the fam­ily counter, the in­come tax clinic, the blood pres­sure clinic and much more,” said the di­rec­tor of the CAB, My­lene LaBonté.

Dur­ing the event, the over fifty vol­un­teers who at­tended were treated to two pre­sen­ta­tions. Justin Dewey, of Stanstead Am­bu­lance, spoke about the up­com­ing Hero in 30 train­ing on April 26th and why it is im­por­tant for people to get that train­ing. Ari­anne Chabot, of Vi­ac­tive, spoke about that ex­er­cise pro­gram, for se­niors, which is an­i­mated by vol­un­teers.

The CAB RH Rediker is in need of more vol­un­teers. People are wel­come to vol­un­teer just a few hours a year, a month or a week; it is very flex­i­ble. For in­for­ma­tion call 819 876-7748.

Spe­cial guests at the brunch were (l. to r.) Stanstead coun­cil­lor Rol­lande Rouleau, Og­den mayor Michael Sud­low, NDP MP Jean Rousseau,

Lib­eral MNA Pierre Reid and CAB pres­i­dent Pier­rette Gosselin.

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