Dear Bishop’s community,
I am pleased to let you know that our colleague Nancy Robichaud is one of this year’s recipients of the Outstanding Townshipper Award given by the Townshippers’ Association.
This award is presented to someone who has generously given of themselves, beyond the usual expectations of their job or profession, through volunteering, social activism, mentoring or philanthropy, to make their community a better place.
As many of you know, Nancy has been a long-time volunteer for the Bishop’s and Champlain Student Refugee Sponsorship Group, generously contributing time, energy, elbow grease and enthusiasm to the mammoth annual garage sale which is consistently the group’s largest fundraising event. Nancy is an avid proponent of the student refugee sponsorship program and says of it, “I strongly believe that education can change the world and am grateful to be part of a group that gives young adults the opportunity to further their education.”
Nancy assists with the annual Daffodil Days campaign in support of the Canadian Cancer Society and volunteers at the Lennoxville Library. In her many years of service to the community she has also been involved with Pet Connection, Lennoxville Friendship Day, the Weekend to End Cancer, Grace Village, the Lennoxville & District Women’s Centre, Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre, and the Canada Games.
On behalf of the campus community, I would like to express our admiration and appreciation of Nancy’s leadership and congratulate her on this well-deserved honour.
The Townshippers’ Association awards evening is free and open to the public, who are warmly invited to attend and cheer for this year’s honourees. It will take place this Saturday, September 16, at the Piggery Theatre in North Hatley (215 ch. Simard, Ste. Catherine de Hatley, J0B 1W) at 7:00 p.m. Sue Smith, host of CBC Montreal’s Homerun, will emcee. RSVP at www.Townshippers.org/Awards or by calling 819-566-5717.
Michael Goldbloom, C.M.
Principal & Vice-Chancellor