Mr. Speaker, on Saturday, in Lac-Mégantic, some forty volunteers from Granit were honoured at the 12th Gala des bénévoles. Over 400 people responded to the call of the organizing committee.
The gala provided the opportunity to present awards to six great volunteers: Clémence Roy-Campeau, Suzanne Martin, Carole Dodier, Marcel Couture and Yves Gilbert. In addition, Aurèle Dulac was named volunteer of the year.
I join with the organizers of the gala in recognizing the exceptional contribution of all these volunteers to their community. Their work and their involvement speak of remarkable dignity and deep devotion to community solidarity.
My congratulations to the volunteers recognized and my thanks to the organizers of and the participants in this important celebration. Well done, Yvan Plamondon. Well done, Aurèle Dulac.