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QCGN Celebrates English-speaking Quebecers at its Tenth Annual Community Awards

QCGN Fêtes 10th Anniversary of Community Awards 

By Bea Vongdouangchanh

The Quebec Community Groups Network celebrated the 10th anniversary of its community award program on Nov. 1, recognizing three community leaders and a young Quebecer who’ve made contributions to the English-speaking community in the province.

Olga Melikoff, Murielle Parkes and John Rae received the Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Award. The annual award celebrates individuals who, like the award’s namesakes, have dedicated their lives to ensuring English-speaking Quebec remains a vibrant community within Quebec and Canada. For many years Sheila and Victor Goldbloom invested their talents and skills for the betterment of the community and inspired others through their outstanding contributions.

The Young Quebecer Leading the Way Award, which is sponsored by Quebec Community Groups Network, the Fondation Notre Home Foundation and CBC Quebec, recognizes and celebrates the outstanding achievements of young English-speaking Quebecers who are engaged in innovative initiatives that create change in our communities. This year’s youth leadership award was presented to were pleased to 23-year-old Hayley Campbell from Shawville, Que.

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Celebrating movers and shakers in Quebec

CBC is proud to partner with the Quebec Community Groups Network for the tenth edition of the Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Award.

The award honours individuals who have gone above and beyond in contributing to the vitality and reputation of the English-speaking community.

On Nov. 1,  four inspirational leaders of the English-speaking community are being celebrated.

The event will be emceed by CBC Montreal weekend anchor Sean Henry. (CBC)

Murielle Parkes and Olga Melikoff, known to many as the mothers of French immersion, and businessman John Rae are being honoured with Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Community Service Awards. Hayley Campbell has been chosen for the fourth annual Young Quebecers Leading the Way Award, which recognizes the outstanding achievements of English-speaking Quebecers under the age of 30.

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