Lo­cal woman hon­oured by Que­bec

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Vic­to­ria Vanier

Ge­orgeville res­i­dent Judy Bachelder was hon­ored by the Que­bec gov­ern­ment, in April, for her many years of vol­un­teer­ing when she re­ceived the Hom­mage Benevolat-Que­bec award. The pres­ti­gious award rec­og­nizes peo­ple who have made sub­stan­tial con­tri­bu­tions to im­prove the qual­ity of life of cit­i­zens in their community.

Mrs. Bachelder helped es­tab­lish the network of vol­un­teer driv­ers for the Meals-on-Wheels pro­gram, or­ga­nized many ac­tiv­i­ties and fundrais­ers for the Cana­dian Can­cer So­ci­ety, works with the lo­cal Ge­orgeville United Church and cre­ated a community news­let­ter.

Two other Town­ship­pers, Veron­ick Beau­mont and Me­lanie Lemay, also re­ceived the award in the youth vol­un­teer­ing cat­e­gory. “I am ex­tremely proud of Ms. Beau­mont, Lemay and Bachelder! They con­trib­ute un­de­ni­ably to the well-be­ing of our community. It is their huge gen­eros­ity that our gov­ern­ment would like to rec­og­nize by award­ing them the Hom­mage Benevolat-Que­bec,” com­mented Sher­brooke deputy Luc Fortin.

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