And the winners of the 2024 Volunteer Recognition Evening are…

Our Sutton Volunteer Recognition Evening took place on April 19. Once again this year, the festive event gave us the opportunity to bring together and thank personally the volunteers who contribute to the animation and well-being of our community. Nearly ninety people attended this annual celebration, held at the Auberge-hôtel Le Montagnard.

Last March, the organizations were invited to nominate one of their volunteers who stood out during the year 2023. A total of eighteen organizations nominated twenty-six volunteers (one organization nominated 6 people together, and another nominated 2 people). An evaluation committee then selected the winners in the four categories: culture, recreation and sport, community life and youth (for young people under 30). In 2023, the Recreation, Community Life and Culture Department added a new category to these four to honor one of the 35 volunteers of the Sutton Municipal and School Library. The winners each received a gift card from Sutton’s Pixel Nano restaurant and, for the Young Volunteers prize, a gift card from the ice cream bar Snöbol.

Finally, Mayor Robert Benoît wished to honor two citizens through the “Mayor’s Tribute” category, which recognizes a person’s overall volunteer achievements over a long period of time. This year, he chose to pay tribute to : Mrs. Jeanne Morazain, who was involved in several organizations before devoting herself body, heart and soul to the Heritage Sutton Historical Society, of which she has been a member for over 20 years and president for 15; and Mr. Kenneth Hill, who is recognized for his active volunteer work with the Royal Canadian Legion of Sutton, La Paroisse of Saint-André de Sutton and, in particular, the Habitations abordables Sutton project, which is coming to an end this year.

Here is the list of all the volunteers honoured during the evening:

Youth Award (Young People under 30)

  • Sutton School: Alice Bruneau-Lesieur, Camille Chouinard, Kaëla Hosteing, Léonie Laliberté St-Amour, Marguerite Luppens, Juliette Pinsonnault—WINNERS
Youth Award
Alice, Camille, Kaëla, Léonie, Marguerite and Juliette

Community Life Award

  • Sutton Volunteer Centre (CAB Sutton): Astrid and Peter Aschwanden
  • Corporation de développement économique de Sutton: Céline Charbonneau
  • Paroisse Saint-André: Marcelle Lefebvre
  • FADOQ Les Deux Monts: Doris Mondor
  • Jardins communautaires de Sutton: Francine Laplante
  • Maison des jeunes Le Spot: Candie Dennis
  • Grace Church: Beverly IremanWINNER
Beverly Ireman awarded by Councillor Marc-André Blain

Recreation and Sport Award

  • Coop Gym Santé: Marc Tremblay
  • Club Pickleball Sutton: Louise Gariépy
  • Parc d’environnement naturel de Sutton (PENS): André Arsenault
  • Curling Club of Sutton: Heather ScottWINNER
Heather Scott awarded by councillor Lynda Graham

Culture Award

  • Arts Sutton Gallery: Dominique Parent
  • Museum of Communications and History of Sutton: Nicole Beaudry
  • Musique et Traditions, carrier of the Sutton Traditional Fiddle Festival: Normand Goulet
  • Sutton School of Art: Nathalie Legault
  • Espace Sutton: Roland DeganiWINNER
Roland Degani awarded by councillor Lynda Graham

Municipal and School Library Award

  • Marjolaine Vallée, volunteer of the year
Marjolaine Vallée awarded by Mayor Robert Benoît
et the Library Coordinator Jakky Foster

Mayor’s Tribute Award

  • Jeanne Morazain for her involvement in several organizations, including Heritage Sutton Historical Society
  • Kenneth Hill, for his involvement in several Sutton organizations, including Habitations abordables Sutton

Evening memories

We would like to thank all the volunteers who contribute in the organizations and for the activities. Through their countless hours of volunteer work, they enable our organizations, associations and advisory committees to help our community flourish. Their dedication and generosity must be recognized! Thank you to all of them!

The evening was organized and hosted by the Recreation, Community Life and Culture Department: thanks to Élizabeth Deit, its Director, Marie-Claude Plasse, Cultural Officer, Charlotte Jacques, Recreation and Community Life Officer, and Jakky Foster, Coordinator of the Sutton Municipal and School Library!

From left to right: Charlotte, Marie-Claude, Jakky and Élizabeth