The City of Saint-Lambert pays tribute to its athletes
At the April 15 City Council meeting, Mayor Pierre Brodeur paid tribute to Lambertans who have distinguished themselves in their sport over the past year.
He considers it important to applaud citizens whose actions evoke a sense of pride that reflects on the entire community. As he explains, “These athletes represent inspiring role models of perseverance, while promoting healthy lifestyles. It is for this reason that I would like to officially congratulate them and highlight their achievements, which deserve our recognition.”
The mayor congratulated them and encouraged them to continue pursuing their passion, before inviting them to sign the guest book.
These athletes included participants in the 54th Finals of the Jeux du Québec: Mercedes Tanguay (diving), Philippe Letellier (speed skating), Marie Dumas (fencing), Amélie Rousseau (women’s hockey), Aurélien McDougall (judo) and Agathe Beauséjour (alpine skiing). Then, the lawn bowlers were acclaimed: Patrick Desranleau (singles bronze medalist at the Canadian Championships), Anne Morissette (singles provincial champion) and Gilles Cayer (bronze medalist at the China Open tournament). And last but not least to be hailed were Emily Derome (Canadian Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships) and Fabrice Hennekens (Football Canada Cup in Calgary).
It is within this context that City Council recently adopted a Policy on Grants to Organizations, Support for Excellence and In Memoriam Gifts. Through the Support for Excellence component, it aims to encourage Lambertans to participate in major sporting, cultural or artistic events that place the spotlight on performance.