Awards for Ex­cep­tional Com­mu­nity Lead­ers

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The Que­bec Com­mu­nity Groups Net­work (QCGN) is pleased to an­nounce that Mon­treal jazz leg­end Oliver Jones, so­cial

worker and com­mu­nity vol­un­teer Miriam Green and Town­ship­pers’ As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent Ger­ald Cut­ting will be hon­oured with the eighth an­nual Sheila and Vic­tor Gold­bloom Dis­tin­guished Com­mu­nity Ser­vice Award in Oc­to­ber. Com­mu­nity ac­tivist Da­fina Savic will re­ceive the sec­ond an­nual Young Que­be­cers Lead­ing the Way Award.

“This year’s hon­orees have all gone above and be­yond in con­tribut­ing to the vi­tal­ity of Que­bec’s English-speak­ing com­mu­nity,” com­mented QCGN board mem­ber and jury chair Irene Tsch­er­nomor, ex­plain­ing that is the main goal of the Sheila and Vic­tor Gold­bloom Dis­tin­guished Com­mu­nity Ser­vice Award, created by QCGN in 2009. “Our ju­ries are al­ways im­pressed with the qual­ity of nom­i­nees who are all out­stand­ing and ef­fec­tive in their par­tic­u­lar ar­eas of com­mu­nity in­volve­ment.”

An ed­u­ca­tor and for­mer direc­tor gen­eral of Cham­plain Re­gional Col­lege, Ger­ald Cut­ting has to­tally im­mersed him­self in com­mu­nity af­fairs since he re­tired in 2008. Over the past years, he has been an elo­quent spokesper­son for the English-speak­ing com­mu­ni­ties of the East­ern Town­ships and the whole of Que­bec dur­ing pub­lic hear­ings on leg­is­la­tion to re­form both health care (Bill 10) and ed­u­ca­tion (Bill 86) that threat­ened to re­move our com­mu­nity from the gov­er­nance of our own in­sti­tu­tions.

Re­cip­i­ents of the Sheila and Vic­tor Gold­bloom Dis­tin­guished Com­mu­nity Ser­vice Award and the Young Que­be­cers Lead­ing the Way Award have been in­vited to at­tend a spe­cial com­mu­nity recog­ni­tion cer­e­mony on Oct. 27 at Mon­treal’s St. James Club. Elysia BryanBaynes, host and an­chor at Global Mon­treal, will em­cee the event.

Photo cour­tesy Town­ship­pers's As­so­ci­a­tion

Town­ship­pers’ As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent Ger­ald

Cut­ting has re­ceived the pres­ti­gious Gold­bloom Award for his con­tri­bu­tion to the vi­tal­ity of the English com­mu­nity in Que­bec.

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