The Beaubassin-est Rural Community, in collaboration with the Tree of Hope committee of Cap-Pelé and Beaubassin-est, held an illumination of the Tree of Hope on November 13th in front of the Père-Edgar-T.-LeBlanc School in Grand-Barachois. More than 80 people were gathered for the 4th Tree of Hope Lighting in Beaubassin-est.
Pierrette Gallant, Principal at the school, and Janelle Poirier, President of the student council, Laurie McGraw, Acting Mayor in Beaubassin-est, Monique Bourque from Trois-Ruisseaux, cancer patient/survivor, Josée Turgeon-Roy, Assistant Director at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont Hospital Foundation, Phyllis Léger, Vice President Westmorland and Kent – Tree of Hope Cabinet, and Camille Léger, President of the Tree of Hope committee of Cap-Pelé and Beaubassin-est,took part in the ceremony.
Maryse LeBlanc sang a touching song for the occasion, accompanied by George Belliveau at the guitar. And there was hot chocolate and cookies for everyone.
(Pictures by Louis Melanson)