The Township of Alfred and Plantagenet and the Recreation Advisory Committee joined hands along with 125 attendees to recognize and celebrate outstanding volunteers in our community for the fourth edition of the Volunteer Brunch last Sunday, November 6 at the Lucien Delorme Community Centre in Wendover.

For the very first time, the nominated volunteers received prizes on behalf of the Township in front of their peers to highlight their contributions to their community in what the township hopes will become a yearly tradition to encourage community involvement.

Citizens and volunteers alike had the chance to nominate individuals they believed stood out in their contributions. These nominations were received by a panel of judges and distributed among three categories, and further separated by village.

Recipients in the category ‘Outstanding Resident Candidate’ in the Township of Alfred and Plantagenet’:

  • Outstanding volunteer for the village of Alfred: Rolland Péladeau
  • Outstanding volunteer for the village of Curran: Cécile Beauchamp
  • Outstanding volunteer for the village of Lefaivre: Natasha Jespers
  • Outstanding volunteer for the village of Plantagenet: Serge R Lalonde
  • Outstanding volunteer for the village of Treadwell: Donat Boulerice (À titre posthume)
  • Outstanding volunteer for the village of Wendover: Liette Hotte

Recipients in the category ‘Outstanding Resident Youth Candidate’ in the Township of Alfred and Plantagenet:

  • Outstanding volunteer for the village of Alfred: Jacob Cardinal
  • Outstanding volunteer for the village of Curran: Myriame Pelletier
  • Outstanding volunteer for the village of Lefaivre: Kally Fournier
  • Outstanding volunteer for the village of Plantagenet: Jacob Bissonnette

The recipient in the category ‘Lifetime Achievement’ was Lucille Poulin of Lefaivre, who began volunteering in the late 1940s. Poulin was a member of the Dames de Champlain and the cercle des fermières. She was president of the line dancing committee, president of the Club Entre Amis for 18 years and a member and honorary president of the Prescott Seniors’ Games for 20 years. In 2004, during the 125th anniversary of the Lefaivre Parish, she put more than 800 hours into the research and writing of the souvenir book.

Lucille Poulin has organized more events than you can imagine. For 18 years she was behind the bingos at the Mon Chez Nous residence and for 17 years she organized the Terry Fox Walk. She has organized numerous military whist, marches, drill sessions and leadership sessions.

Despite being 92 years old, Poulin remains politically active and leads various petitions. In addition to continuing to volunteer at Mon Chez nous for 2 hours a week.