Lambertois Merit Awards


The Lambertois Merit Awards celebrate and publicly acknowledge individuals whose actions evoke a sense of pride that reflects on our community as a whole.

Several types of Lambertois Merit Awards pay tribute to the involvement and talent of a broad mix of outstanding individuals or organizations:

Awarded to an individual or organization that has either completed recently a project or received recently a tribute, distinction, or award, at the provincial, national, or international level, in one of the following categories: Professional Life, Humanitarian Commitment, Sports, Culture, and Community Involvement.

Awarded to a local individual or organization that has undertaken a specific project or action that has contributed to the improvement of quality of life in our community or served as an inspiration or model for fellow residents.

Awarded to an individual or organization for a body of work, an “exceptional” action, or professional involvement beyond the scope of career-related responsibilities. The acclaim garnered by the action should serve as an inspiration or model for residents while bringing a sense of pride to our city.

2023 Lambertois Awards

The 2023 awards were presented at a recognition evening on October 21, 2023.

2023 recognition evening

Janet Sader | Lambertois in Heart and Deed

A Lambertois “In Heart and Deed” award is given to Janet Sader to highlight her voluntary commitment to promoting and protecting the historical heritage of Saint-Lambert.

Janet Sader has passionately defended the architectural heritage of Saint-Lambert for more than 40 years. Since 1989, she has been active as a member of the Mouillepied Historical Society. She works there to carry out research and write publications on different historical and heritage themes of Saint-Lambert. From 2016 to 2020, she served on the Urban Planning Advisory Committee (UPAC) as a representative of the organization.

Over the years, Ms. Sader has helped to make Saint-Lambert a better place to live for her fellow citizens through her community involvement and her joy of spreading knowledge to others through exhibitions, conferences, interviews and workshops.

Maxime Bourassa | Lambertois Award in the “Sport” category

Maxime Bourassa receives a Lambertois Award in the “Sport” category for his outstanding cycling performances at the Jeux du Québec in summer 2023.

At the last Jeux du Québec, cyclist Maxime Bourassa distinguished himself with three gold medals in the U17 time trial, road race and mixed relay team time trial competitions. In the road race, he even managed to beat the next cyclist by 1 minute and 20 seconds. He demonstrated his power, especially after successfully competing against the best junior athletes in the country in Alberta at the end of June.

With this Lambertois award, the City of Saint-Lambert wishes to highlight his excellent season and encourage him to persevere in his sport. He is a great source of inspiration and pride for our community.

Saint-Lambert Council for Seniors | Lambertois in Heart and Deed

The Saint-Lambert Council for Seniors receives a Lambertois “In Heart and Deed” award in honour of its fiftieth anniversary and its important place in the community.

The Saint-Lambert Council for Seniors was founded in the Fall of 1973 by a group of individuals representing various organizations in the community. Their goal was to develop services specifically for seniors. Over the years, the Conseil des aînés has grown to become the reference point for seniors seeking services or entertainment.

Today, the Saint-Lambert Council for Seniors has over 500 members who together enjoy its various courses and activities, as well as a pleasant place to socialize. In addition to activities for our members, the Council promotes intergenerational activities with students from local schools and is always looking for ways to be involved in the community.

Carl-Eric Aubin | Lambertois Award in the “Professional Life” category

A Lambertois Award in the "Professional Life" category is presented to Carl-Éric Aubin in recognition of his work leading to his appointment as an Officer of the Order of Canada, Canada’s highest civilian honour.

Mr. Aubin is Full Professor Carl-Éric Aubin from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at the Faculty of Medicine at the Université de Montréal, researcher at CHU Sainte-Justine and Executive Director and scientist of the TransMedTech Institute. The award recognizes this leading expert in spinal biomechanics’s outstanding contribution to Canada. His work has led to significant advances in the treatment of musculoskeletal diseases affecting adolescents, and crowns a career that has been celebrated many times over.

Professor Aubin's achievements having already earned him the rank of Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering last year, an Honoris Genius award from the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec this year, an honorary doctorate from the Université Aix-Marseille in 2018, and the Prix Jacques-Rousseau from Acfas in 2015.

Ekaterina Lavrentyeva | Lambertois in Heart and Deed

Ekaterina Lavrentyeva receives a "Heart and Action" award in recognition of her efforts to help Ukrainian refugees here and those left behind.

An immigrant herself from Ukraine in 2005, Lavrentyeva became concerned for her family and compatriots when war broke out in 2022. She was quick to look for ways to help in whatever way she could, and has multiplied her actions both in our community and for those left behind.

Her participation as an artist in various cultural events has highlighted Ukrainian culture. She also took it upon herself to act as an interpreter for Ukrainian refugees. She was able to translate their words and emotions. She was able to explain to them the Quebec context in which they were evolving, which certainly facilitated their integration.

She was also involved in collecting clothing, sanitary products and medicines for the Ukraine. Last but not least, she is always present when called upon, and does so with discretion and humility. For all these reasons, Mrs Lavrentyeva is a truly generous woman of action, and she deserves this recognition.

Grands Lambertois

The Grand Lambertois awards are presented to individuals who have accomplished more than exceptional achievements. A Grand Lambertois is the highest honour that can be bestowed by our municipality. Over the years, very few people been honoured with such an award.

Huguette Letendre | Grand Lambertois

Huguette Letendre receives a "Grand Lambertois" award in recognition of her exceptional community involvement throughout her life.

For as long as anyone can remember, Mrs. Letendre has been involved in the well-being of the Lambert community. A resident of Saint-Lambert since 1963, and a business owner from 1968 to 2003, Mrs. Letendre first became involved as a volunteer in the development and prosperity of downtown Saint-Lambert. She was president of the Saint-Lambert Business Association from 1991 to 1995, and again from 1997 to 2001. She remained involved, even after retirement, as a liaison officer and in organizing activities such as the Saint-Lambert Days.

Ms. Letendre has always volunteered extensively for various causes, particularly with the elderly. She even sat on the selection committee for the Lambertois Award for several years. In 2007, she founded the Entraide Saint-Lambert committee, within the St-Thomas d'Aquin parish, to respond to urgent requests for help from immigrants and citizens. Without counting the hours, she coordinates this organization with passion and a sense of duty. The needs are great, with some 50 families a year welcomed and supported by the organization.

With this Grand Lambertois award, the City wishes to recognize her immeasurable contribution and inspire more Lambertois to become actively involved in the community, whatever their age.

This Grand Lambertois award is presented in honour of Isaac Yung Zung Zia, a former resident of Saint-Lambert and loyal library patron. The library renovations and major improvements to the library’s services in 2017 were made possible thanks to an exceptional bequest of more than 1 million dollars by Mr. Zia to the Friends of the Saint-Lambert Library Foundation, together with a financial contribution from the Ville de Saint-Lambert.

Mr. Zia’s belief in his neighbourhood library as a cultural hub for the community was truly exceptional.

A Grand Lambertois award was conferred on Dr. David Saint- Jacques to highlight his prestigious appointment to the astronaut corps of the Canadian Space Agency.

By giving this Lambertois Award, the City of Saint- Lambert seeks to underscore Saint-Jacques’ incredible perseverance and impressive track record. His latest achievement serves as a motivating example for many residents and is a source of pride for the community as a whole.

Dr. MacLean, a resident of Saint-Lambert, was presented with a Grand Lambertois Award for his outstanding achievements and, in particular, his role in the STS-115 mission, which have garnered international acclaim and are a source of great pride to his fellow citizens.

Dr. MacLean became the first Canadian to operate Canadarm2 and the second Canadian to walk in space.

Selection committee

The selection committee is responsible for evaluating the nominations submitted against a set of pre-defined criteria and for naming the award winners. The committee is made up of residents François Vary, Monette St-Jacques, Louise Rousseau and Jill Lacoursière, who are joined by Sara Brunelle, Executive Assistant, General Direction and Mayor's Office, as secretary.

Would you like to nominate someone?

If you know of an individual or organization that deserves a Lambertois Award, we invite you to nominate them. Simply complete the following nomination form.

The deadline for applications is October 1. Applications received after this date will be retained and considered for the next year's edition.
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