The Beaubassin-est Merith and Youth Awards, as well as Certificates of Recognition, were presented to local citizens during the 8th Anniversary Celebration of the Beaubassin-est Rural Community on Thursday, July 24th. These awards recognize achievements in four categories and this year’s awards were presented to:
Arts & Culture – Brian Mallery from Trois-Ruisseaux;
Business – Shoreline Fuels in Grand-Barachois;
Community Leadership – Carmelia Boudreau from Boudreau West and Claudette LeBlanc from Grand-Barachois;
Sport, Recreation and Active Living – Cindy LeBlanc from Haute-Aboujagane;
Youth Award – Patrick Gagnon from Grand-Barachois.
Six RCMP officers live in Beaubassin-est: Michel Dupuis from Trois-Ruisseaux, as well as Eric Friel, Sylvain LeBlanc, Germain Léger, Gilles Savoie and Patricia Trépannier from Grand-Barachois. The municipality wanted to recognize their courage following the tragic events that occurred in June in Moncton. We often forget that these men and women demonstrate exceptional courage so that we are safe in our beautiful community.