Awards for Exceptional Community Leaders
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.
Townshippers’ Association president Gerald
Cutting has received the prestigious Goldbloom Award for his contribution to the vitality of the English community in Quebec.