The Canada Games wins the high­est en­vi­ron­men­tal dis­tinc­tion in Que­bec

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Sher­brooke

Last­night, David Heur­tel, Min­is­ter of Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment, En­vi­ron­ment and the Fight against Cli­mate Change, pre­sented the Host So­ci­ety of the Canada Sum­mer Games– Sher­brooke 2013 with a Phénix en­vi­ron­men­tal award, the high­est recog­ni­tion in this field in Que­bec.

With more than 100 en­vi­ron­men­tal spe­cial­ists from Que­bec in attendance at the Na­tional Assem­bly for the oc­ca­sion, the Min­is­ter high­lighted the Sher­brooke 2013 or­ga­ni­za­tion’s ex­cep­tional character and achieve­ments in re­spon­si­ble con­sump­tion and sound waste man­age­ment.

After hav­ing re­ceived the Coup d’Éclat from the So­ciété des Attractions Touris­tiques du Québec and Fes­ti­vals et Québec, Coup de Coeur award from the Con­seil ré­gional de l’En­vi­ron­nement de l’Estrie, the CSTA 2014 PRES­TIGE Award for Sus­tain­able Sport Event of the Year, the Prix Vi­vats for Matière résidu­elles, the Coup de coeur’s 2014 Grand Vi­vats award, and the Sher­brooke Ville équitable’s Prix Dis­tinc­tion 2014, this sev­enth award demon­strates once again the re­mark­able suc­cess of this event that thrilled the re­gion in the sum­mer of 2013.

Th­ese Games stuck to their prom­ise of be­ing the green­est Games in his­tory and be­com­ing the ul­ti­mate bench­mark in sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment events in Canada, ac­cord­ing to Deputy CEO, Plan­ning and Sport Pro­gram­ming and In­terim CEO, Michel Dus­sureault, speak­ing at the award cer­e­mony last evening. “This recog­ni­tion re­flects back on the East­ern Town­ships, the 6300 vol­un­teers, and the 450 mem­bers of the Cas­cades Green Team who made peo­ple across Canada re­al­ize that it was pos­si­ble to do things dif­fer­ently, that it was pos­si­ble to or­ga­nize an event in a re­spon­si­ble and sus­tain­able man­ner.”

Man­ager of Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment Pa­trice Cordeau sim­i­larly re­called with pride the cre­ation of the FEVE or­ga­ni­za­tion (Fes­ti­vals et Événe­ment Verts de l’Estrie—green fes­ti­vals and events), which stemmed from the Host So­ci­ety’s legacy and has the man­date to en­sure the longevity of the en­vi­ron­men­tally re­spon­si­ble move­ment started by the Games. “From this point on, all event or­ga­niz­ers in Estrie have the op­tion to go green by us­ing FEVE’s ser­vices. The seed that was planted in 2013 is al­ready bear­ing fruit, and we con­grat­u­late

Even­the eu­phoric crowds emerg­ing from Pink Mar­tini per­for­mances would be hard pressed to de­fine the genre-bust­ing band’s ec­stat­i­cally fun mix of styles, from Latin jazz, Brazil­ian samba and AfroCuban rumba to Ja­panese film noir and sul­try ’30s cabaret songs, cre­at­ing an ex­hil­a­rat­ing sound that drapes a global per­spec­tive on ro­mance. The 15-piece “lit­tle orches­tra” in­cludes vi­o­lins, trum­pets, trom­bone, cello, harp, con­gas – with Thomas Laud­erdale at the pi­ano and China Forbes singing.

After their wildly suc­cess­ful 2012 per­for­mance, King­dom County Pro­duc­tions will stage the re­turn visit by Pink Mar­tini—7:30pm, Satur­day, Septem­ber 27th at Fuller Hall, St. Johns­bury Academy. The “lit­tle orches­tra” will be joined on stage for sev­eral num­bers by “The von Trapp’s” – four young mem­bers of the fa­mous fam­ily that in­spired “The Sound of Mu­sic.” Tick­ets for the con­cert are now on sale at King­domCounty. org or by call­ing 802748-2600. In­for­ma­tion is also avail­able at King­dom County of­fice – 802-3574616.

Pink Mar­tini is from Port­land, Ore­gon, formed in 1994 by pi­anist Laud­erville, who was joined a year later

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