Mr. Speaker, in recent weeks during my weekends in the riding of Brome—Missisquoi, I have had the pleasure to attend several galas as part of National Volunteer Week.
I must again express my admiration for the men and women of Farnham, Magog, Bedford, Cowansville and many other localities who give time and energy to their community.
I told them at these galas just how much I have been touched over the years by the anecdotes and little stories I have heard from them all because of their great human interest.
They never make the headlines yet they are unique examples of the spirit of respect, sharing, patience, generosity, love and creativity.
In this the International Year of Volunteers, I salute all the volunteers of Brome—Missisquoi whose contribution is so vital to our communities.