Sesquicentennial Award ceremony recognizes community members
Outstanding community members from Glengarry-Prescott-Russell were recognized by MP Francis Drouin last week.
Every Member of Parliament received special Canada 150 pins, made from the copper of the roof of Parliament, to hand out to outstanding community members in their respective districts. MP for GlengarryPrescott-Russell Francis Drouin presented his Sesquicentennial Awards on Thursday, February 22, at the River Rock Inn in Rockland, during an official ceremony.
The 17 people recognized are from all corners of the region, from Hawkesbury and Vankleek Hill to Saint-Isidore, and from Russell and Limoges to Rockland. “I am glad Le député fédéral de Glengarry-Prescott-Russell, Francis Drouin a présenté le Prix Sesquicentenaire à des membres remarquables de la communauté, le jeudi 22 février au River Rock Inn de Rockland. Ici on peut reconnaître les récipiendaires et les invités distingués. Dans la première rangée, de gauche à droite, Chanelle Beaudry-Andrews, Laura Beaudry-Andrews, Denise Latulippe, Connie Johnston, Marie-Claire Ivanski, Shirley Racine, le maire du canton de Champlain Gary Barton et Shelley MacPhee; dans la deuxième rangée, Francis Drouin, le maire du canton de Russell Pierre Leroux, le président des CUPR et maire de La Nation François StAmour, Louis Latulippe, Fred Hyde, Marius Bauer, Cst. Alexander Young, Claude Levac, Claude Thériault, le maire de la Cité de Clarence-Rockland Guy Desjardins, le maire suppléant du canton de Glengarry Nord Jamie MacDonald. that we were able to recognize the amazing work accomplished by these individuals,” said Drouin. “They truly make our community a better place.”
Gary Barton from Vankleek Hill, Marius Bauer of Alexandria and Claude Thériault from Hawkesbury were amongst the recipients. Marie-Claire Ivanksi from Russell, Chanelle and Laura Beaudry-Andrews from Casselman, Connie Johnston from Russell and Shirley Racine from Limoges were also recognized.
There were also recipients from SaintIsidore, namely Louis and Denise Latulippe and Claude Levac. From Rockland, Cst. Alexander Young, Stéphane Lacroix, Sylvie Bisson and Denis Vaillancourt were also among the recipients, along with Fred Hyde from Navan and Shelley MacPhee from Dunvegan.
Their families, friends and fellow community members nominated all the recipients. The call for nominations took place during the fall of 2017 and over 75 nominations were received. Constable Alexander Young has been a member of the RCMP for 37 years. He also supports local charities such as CHEO and the Terry Fox Foundation, and volunteers for Red Serge Duties. He can be seen here with MP Francis Drouin and Guy Desjardins, Mayor of Clarence-Rockland.