Chamber honours local volunteers

By Marianne Curtis

On May 14, the community of St. Malo recognized a dozen local volunteers for their tireless dedication to the community.

Lorraine Jones-Racine, president of the St. Malo & District Chamber of Commerce was pleased with the event, which is expected to become a yearly event.

“There were nearly fifty nominations submitted for twelve adult and two volunteer awards,” Jones-Racine says. “The evening took more than 500 volunteer hours to plan, organize and host so I am very proud of my board of directors for their vision, dedication and hard work they put into this event.”

There are thirty-five committee’s in the St. Malo area with approximately two hundred and forty volunteers that sit on the boards of these groups, she says.

“These individuals make a difference,” Jone-Racine added.

The twelve adult volunteers recognized during the event were Marcel Colette, Gabriel Catellie, Gisèle Marion, Gilles Forest, Hervé Marion, Gilles Hébert, Denis Hébert, Robert Lambert, Henri Hamonic, Orest Christiuk, Monique Catelier, and Léo Lafrance.

The two youth volunteers honoured were Justin Colette and Raelene Gosselin.

The St. Malo and District Chamber of Commerce is already looking forward to next year’s banquet which is scheduled to take place May 12, 2012.


Herve Marion was one of a fourteen volunteers recognized for their dedication to the community who received an award from Lorraine Jones-Racine, president of the St. Malo & District Chamber of Commerce.


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