*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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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.