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*Free if room is avail­able for Church events, ser­vice club events, and rec­og­nized char­i­ta­ble org. only. *Send all ac­tiv­i­ties or changes by Mon­day, 3 p.m., at least one week be­fore the event, only by email at jour­nal@stanstead-jour­nal.com (not re­spon­si­ble for typing er­rors) AN­NUAL PET CON­NEC­TION FUNDRAISER – 240 Café bar Sans Fron­tieres, Stanstead. Fe­bru­ary 28th 9 p.m. Pro­ceeds go to Pet Con­nec­tion Lennoxville. IN­DOOR GARAGE SALE – base­ment Hope Com­mu­nity Church (cor­ner of Col­lege & Queen) Satur­day March 7th 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pick-up or info. 819-563-7750. LDWC AN­NUAL IN­TER­NA­TIONAL WOMEN’S DAY – Mu­si­cali-tea, Thur., March 12th at 5:30 p.m. in the Amédée-Beau­doin Com­mu­nity Cen­tre (10 Sa­muel-Gratham Street in Lennoxville) 819-5646626, www.ldwc.ca. ACEF ESTRIE – De­fense of con­sumers’ rights or­ga­ni­za­tion. Free ser­vices from third year stu­dents from Fac­ulty of Law, ready to an­swer ques­tions. Info ACEF Estrie 819-563-8144. FUN FEAR­LESS FIT­NESS – Women 16 and + highly qual­i­fied in­struc­tor. Ev­ery Mon­day, 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. Lennoxville French El­e­men­tary School, École St-An­toine’s Gym. Park­ing on Church and Speid St., Info Su­nita 819-563-9987. WEL­COME WED­NES­DAYS – Or­ga­nized by Women’s Cen­tre. “Get to­gether” for cof­fee or tea or have a chat, meet friends, browse the li­brary and learn to cro­chet. Ac­tiv­ity room avail.1:15 - 3:45 p.m. Bring knit­ting or crafts. of writ­ing skills among many bud­ding au­thors.

The “Cit­i­zen­ship & Vol­un­teer Work” award was pre­sented to Ge­orge Fowlis. Mr. Fowlis epit­o­mizes the essence of vol­un­teerism and re­flects the true spirit of this award rec­og­niz­ing an ex­cep­tional cit­i­zen of our bor­ough. Most peo­ple know that Ge­orge gives his time to the curl­ing club, but he also vol­un­teers on Sun­days with the youngest group in the Ap­ple Juice Hockey League. He has also been in­volved in the St. Pat’s Old Boys Camp for un­der­priv­i­leged chil­dren. Ge­orge is of­ten help­ing oth­ers around the com­mu­nity through the Com­mu­nity Aid or­ga­ni­za­tion, ei­ther de­liv­er­ing meals or do­ing re­pairs.

Dar­ren Bar­dati won the “Busi­ness Devel­op­ment” award for hav­ing founded the As­so­ci­a­tion du Marché Agri­cole de Lennoxville, a non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion that en­ables res­i­dents to buy fresh pro­duce from lo­cal farm­ers. The mar­ket brings added value to the Lennoxville com­mu­nity.

In the “Ed­u­ca­tion” cat­e­gory, the award was pre­sented to the Lampe Foun­da­tion, a non-profit com­mu­nity or­ga­ni­za­tion ded­i­cated to sup­port­ing ed­u­ca­tion by en­cour­ag­ing el­i­gi­ble stu­dents from the Eastern Town­ships through both fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance and men­tor­ing.

The “Lennoxville Vol­un­teer Fire­fight­ers Hero­ism” award was pre­sented to Eric MacKeage for his brav­ery in res­cu­ing two young men in­volved in an au­to­mo­bile ac­ci­dent sev­eral years ago. Eric has also been a Lennoxville vol­un­teer fire­fighter for a num­ber of years. He is a well-known and ac­tive mem­ber of the com­mu­nity.

Jeff Cheal and Kevin Frost won the “Sports” award for their lead­er­ship, ded­i­ca­tion, and com­mu­nity spirit in cre­at­ing the Wil­son Street Soft­ball League. This league en­ables youth to prac­tise on two fields: in Wil­son Street Park (Hunt­ingville) and Darcy Bennett Park (Bor­ough of Lennoxville).

Shal­i­mar re­ceived the prize for “Ur­ban Plan­ning” for the ar­chi­tec­ture of its new build­ing con­structed af­ter the fire in De­cem­ber 2012 and for its new sign.

Fi­nally, the Don­ald Pa­trick Award, given to an in­di­vid­ual or a group hav­ing greatly con­trib­uted to the Bor­ough of Lennoxville com­mu­nity, was pre­sented to Les­lie Beaulieu, Ian McGre­gor, Steve Har­vey, and Larry Par­adis for their tire­less work in or­ga­niz­ing and over­see­ing the Tim An­nes­ley Me­mo­rial Hockey Tour­na­ment ev­ery year. Over the past 20 years, the tour­na­ment has raised more than $55 000 for a va­ri­ety of char­i­ta­ble or­ga­ni­za­tions and fam­i­lies in need.

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