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Ormstown resident receives provincial volunteer award

On April 17, Valériane Besombes was recognized in Quebec City as part of the Hommage bénévolat-Québec Awards for her work with the Ormstown Soccer Club.

Chantal Rouleau, minister responsible for Social Solidarity and Community Action, and Suzanna Roy, minister of Family and Minister responsible for the Montérégie region, presented Besombes with the Young Volunteer Award.

This year, 220 nominations for the Hommage bénévolat-Québec awards were reviewed. The awards are broken down into three categories: Young Volunteer (people aged 14 to 35), Volunteer (people aged 36 and older), and Organization (non-profit organizations). A total of four volunteers and two organizations were recognized from the Montérégie region.


Huntingdon MNA Carole Mallette and Chantale Rouleau minister responsible for Social Solidarity and Community Action as well as selection committee members Bruno and Philippe Masson presented Ormstown resident Valériane Besombes centre with the Hommage bénévolat Québec Young Volunteer Award on April 17 PHOTO Office of Huntingdon MNA Carole Mallette


As the vice president of the Ormstown Soccer Club, Besombes implemented and steered a sponsorship project that not only helped to ensure the club’s future but helped to create links with local organizations and businesses.

Huntingdon MNA Carole Mallette spoke highly of Besombes. “As soon as she arrived at the Ormstown Soccer Club, Valériane gave 110 per cent. Her passion, drive, dedication, and leadership have had a profound effect on the community, and she has become a key figure for parents of young players. Always ready to roll up her sleeves and come up with innovative ideas, she is a true ambassador for sport in Ormstown.” (CF)

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