The Beaubassin-est Rural Community, in collaboration with the Père-Edgar-T.-LeBlanc School in Grand-Barachois, held the Tree of Hope Lighting on Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 in front of the school. Approximately 100 people came for this 6th Tree of Hope Lighting in Beaubassin-est.
Deputy Mayor Susan Cormier, Pierrette Gallant, Principal at the school, Jessica Léger, President of the student council, Jacques B. LeBlanc, President and CEO of the CHU Dumont Foundation, Paul Bourque of Grand-Barachois and Marilyn Légère of Saint-André-LeBlanc, cancer patients/survivors, took part in the ceremony. A choir made up of more than twenty students from the school interpreted a few songs.
The Grand-Barachois Knights of Columbus and the organizing committee of the Plant Exchange, as well as the Haute-Aboujagane Firefighters Association, took advantage of the illumination to present donations to the Tree of Hope Campaign. There was hot chocolate and cookies for the participants.