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QCGN is looking for a few good men and women

Montreal, May 12, 2014 – 

The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) is seeking nominations for its sixth annual Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Award which celebrates individuals who have made outstanding contributions to Quebec’s English-speaking community.

“Candidates for our distinguished community service award should have demonstrated leadership and commitment as a volunteer or as a professional in their chosen field of endeavour,” explained QCGN President Dan Lamoureux, noting that contributions can be in any and all regions of Quebec and in any field from business to academia; from youth to seniors; from health and social services to arts and culture; and any other area such as heritage, the environment and sports.

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Honouring the best in Anglophone community-building

By Maurice Crossfield, The Suburban

Leaders of Quebec’s English community gathered to honour three exceptional Anglophones at the fifth annual Sheila & Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Awards gala on Thursday, Oct. 17.

“It is a privilege to be with the Quebec Community Groups Network in this effort,” said Sheila Goldbloom. “The winners give us their courage and their humour and their will to keep living here in Quebec.”

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Two ‘Goldblooms’ for Wesmount: Judy Martin, Kevin Tierney recognized

The Westmount Independent

Two Wesmounters have been recognized by the Quebec Community Groups Network with Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service awards. It is the fifth annual awarding of the honour.

Judy Martin was recognized for her work as a volunteer and professional working at ”improving the lives of troubled English-speaking youth and all children with muscular dystrophty,” according to the group’s press release.

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Outstanding leaders celebrated for community contributions

Global News

MONTREAL – Three outstanding leaders from across the province are honoured for their community contributions and for building bridges between Quebecers of different backgrounds.

 On Tuesday, the winners of the fifth annual Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Awards were announced and this year’s winners areRobina Goodwin, a retired home visit nurse and founder of the Council for Anglophone Magdalen Islanders; Judy Martin, the president of Batshaw Youth and Family Centres and a governor of Muscular Dystrophy Canada; and Kevin Tierney, a filmmaker and the producer of the bilingual hit movie Bon Cop, Bad Cop.

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Robina Goodwin, Judy Martin, and Kevin Tierney honoured for outstanding contributions to English-speaking Quebec

MONTREAL, September 3, 2013 – 

The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) is pleased to bestow its fifth annual Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Awards on three individuals with a record of outstanding leadership that has made a positive difference to the lives of English-speaking Quebecers

The winners of the 2013 Goldbloom Awards are Robina Goodwin, a retired home visit nurse and founder of the Council for Anglophone Magdalen Islanders; Judy Martin, President of Batshaw Youth and Family Centres and a governor of Muscular Dystrophy Canada; as well as Kevin Tierney, filmmaker and producer of the bilingual hit movie Bon Cop, Bad Cop.

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Nominate a worthy candidate for the 2013 Goldbloom Awards – Deadline: July 31, 2013

Do you know an exceptional individual who has made a significant contribution to Quebec’s English-speaking community? There are only a few weeks left to put forward deserving candidates for a Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Award. For more information on the Award or on how to nominate a candidate, click here: /2013-goldbloom-awards/. Submissions must be received by, or postmarked on July 31.

QCGN is looking for a few good men and women

MONTREAL, April 16, 2013 –

The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) is seeking nominations for its fifth annual Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Award which celebrates individuals who have made outstanding contributions to Quebec’s English-speaking community.

“Candidates for our distinguished community service award should have demonstrated leadership and commitment as a volunteer or as a professional in their chosen field of endeavour,” explained QCGN President Dan Lamoureux, noting that contributions can be in any and all regions of Quebec and in any field from business to academia; from youth to seniors; from health and social services to arts and culture; and any other area such as heritage, the environment and sports.

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Tyrone Benskin recognizes recipients of the 2011 Goldbloom Awards during House of Commons session

October 27, 2011 – Mr. Tyrone Benskin (Jeanne-Le Ber, NDP):  

    Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the recipients of the Quebec Community Groups Network’s 2011 Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Award.

    This year, three exemplary women, Ms. Joan Ivory, Ms. Gemma Raeburn-Baynes and Ms. Aline Visser, were recognized for their lifetime of selfless service in volunteerism to the cities and regions of Quebec. These distinguished women are a shining example of how anglophone Quebecers have dedicated themselves to the vitality of their communities and the richness of Quebec society.

    The award namesakes, Sheila and Victor Goldbloom, have themselves demonstrated their passion for giving for much of their 63 years together. They, and many other anglophone Quebecers who work alongside their dedicated French counterparts, make Quebec the most special and unique part of Canada.

    I congratulate these individuals and the QCGN for their tireless work throughout Quebec and their success at building bridges among their neighbours. Their work recognizes the fact that as Québécois and Québécoise we are all one and that, through their efforts and such dedicated individuals and organizations, we can celebrate the beauty, passion and strength that is Quebec.

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Quebec honour for Raeburn-Baynes

Share – Ethnic Newspaper

A tireless volunteer and active fundraiser in Quebec’s Black community has been honoured with a special award.
Grenadian-born Gemma Raeburn-Baynes was presented with the Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Award last Saturday night.
Established two years ago by the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN), the award celebrates individuals who have gone above and beyond in contributing to the vitality and understanding of English-speaking Quebec.

The Sherbrooke Record: Aline Visser recognized

The Sherbrooke Record

Well known community activist Aline Visser was one of three recent recipients of the Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Award. Visser, a Thetford Mines native, is a lifelong volunteer with an extensive list of involvements in the fields of education, health and community development in her local community. Active in women’s, youth and mental health issues, the indefatigable Visser is a founding member of the Megantic English-speaking Community Development Corporation (MCDC), has sat on the boards of both Voice of English-speaking Quebec (VEQ) and Townshippers’ Association, and has served as vice-president and as Chair of the Executive Committee of the Community Economic Development and Employability Corporation (CEDEC).  She also sits on the baord of the Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de Chaudière-Appalaches, is president of the Thetford health and social service center (CSSS), and sits on the provincial committee that advises the government on access to health and social services in English.

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