Here is the list of the 2013 Lambertois Merit Awards winners.
Lambertois Award in the “Community Involvement” category
Seven years ago, retired French teacher Pierrette Comtois-Lauzière offered to run writing workshops for anorexic patients at Hôpital Sainte-Justine. Her hope was to help young people in difficulty build or rebuild their confidence by expressing themselves through writing. The first fruit of her workshops was a compilation of texts entitled Les poèmes du lundi, published in 2008 by Éditions du CHU Sainte-Justine. This was followed by the educational game L’animal caché, published in 2013 by Les Éditions Scolartek. The young people participated with interest and took pride in these achievements.
Through this Lambertois Award, the City of Saint-Lambert wishes to underscore Mme Comptois’s altruistic commitment to strengthening the well-being of young people in difficulty, and hopes to inspire the local population to get involved in their community.
Lambertois Award in the “Culture” category
This Lambertois Award goes to Yves Guillet to highlight his contribution to promoting Québec history, particularly that of Saint-Lambert, in a vital and interesting way, and to preserving it for generations to come.
A bookseller with a passion for history, Mr. Guillet is well-known locally and province-wide for his reliability and involvement and for his research into our heritage. From 1981 to 1984, he held the posts of executive secretary, administrative secretary, and managing director respectively at Fédération Histoire Québec. Mr. Guillet has also sat on the board of directors of the Mouillepied Historical Society since 2007, where he has been president since 2011.
In 2013, his latest work, La pointe de Saint-Vallier, une histoire de 300 ans, won recognition from Fédération Histoire Québec, which, in collaboration with the Chambre des notaires du Québec, awarded Mr. Guillet the Prix Rodolphe-Fournier.
David La Rue
Lambertois Award in the “Sports” category
This Lambertois Award is given to David La Rue to applaud his outstanding short-track speed-skating performances over the past year.
A worthy representative of Saint-Lambert, David performed brilliantly in his discipline this year, claiming three gold medals at the Jeux du Québec in Saguenay from March 6 to 8, four gold medals at the Québec championships in Lévis on March 16 and 17, and six gold medals at the Canadian championships in Halifax on March 23 and 24. David also ranked first overall in the four regional competitions of the 2012-2013 season and earned numerous tributes from the Fédération de patinage de vitesse du Québec, including that of athlète Espoir (promising athlete).
Putting himself through rigorous daily training, David has shown that with great effort, perseverance, and determination, it is possible to surpass oneself and attain ever-higher goals.
Lambertois Award in the “Heart and Action” category
Daniel Vuk has earned the Lambertois Award of Heart and Action in recognition of his exceptional involvement with young Lambertans through the Scout movement.
For 20 years, Mr. Vuk has worked with the St. Barnabas cub scouts pack. He diligently organizes and runs the group meetings, plans the summer, fall and winter camps, and performs numerous administrative tasks that allow the group to thrive and develop. For many years he has also contributed to the success of the pack’s annual fund-raising campaign. His involvement in all these activities demands countless hours of his time every week and shows children the importance of hard work.
Through his dedication and commitment, Mr. Vuk passes on the Scout movement’s principles to children: the importance of sharing, community spirit, and helping to improve the world in which we live.
Lambertois Award in the “Sports” category
A Lambertois Award also goes to Naomi Moindrot-Zilliox to underscore her excellent fencing season, in particular, her new title of Canadian Champion in the Women’s Foil, under 15.
With five years of fencing under her belt, Naomi turned in stellar performances during the 2012-2013 season. For starters, she placed first in the Circuit des jeunes du Québec and in the provincial championships. She then went on to collect three gold medals and one bronze at the Jeux du Québec in Saguenay last March. The highlight of the year was undoubtedly at the Canadian championships in Gatineau this past May when, not only did she win bronze in the cadet category, but she walked away with the title of Canadian Champion.
Rigorously combining her training with her studies, Naomi’s example shows young people her age that with passion and hard work, we can go far.