Outgoing Warden Gary J. Barton presented cheques, totaling $20,100, to 14 non-profit organizations in Champlain Township after passing the Warden’s torch to The Nation Mayor François St-Amour on December 20, 2017.

The 14 recipient organizations were the L’Orignal Food Bank, the Vankleek Hill Food Bank, the L’Orignal Old Jail, Patrimoine L’Orignal-Longueuil Heritage, the Vankleek Hill Agricultural Society, the Vankleek Hill Museum, the Arbor Gallery Cultural Centre, the Higginson Tower Committee, the Club de l’Amicale de L’Orignal, the Vankleek Hill Club d’Age d’Or, the Vankleek Hill Sunshine Club, the Champlain Minor Sports Association, Vankleek Hill Cougars Junior Hockey and the Eastern Prescott-Russell Minor Hockey Association.

These funds were raised during the Warden’s Golf Tournament and Warden’s Banquet fundraisers held during his term.