50th Anniversary Celebration for Volunteer West Island

The 50th Anniversary Celebration held on April 24th, 2017 at the Sarto Desnoyers Community Center in Dorval was a huge success. Anne Pertus, President of the Board of Directors of VWI opened the the 50th Anniversary Celebration by recognizing the efforts of the many volunteers and the organizations which are served by VWI.

Anne Pertus, President of Board of Directors for VWI

Anne Pertus, President, Board of Directors for VWI

Frank Baylis, MP for Pierrefonds-Dollard

Frank Baylis, MP for Pierrefonds-Dollard

With over 300 attendees, the volunteers were well appreciated by the guest speakers, M. Fimba Tankoano, Directeur général Fédération des centres d’action bénévole du Québec; Alison Stevens, Volunteer Centre Consultant, Volunteer Canada; Frank Baylis, Member of Parliament for Pierrefonds-Dollard who read a message from the Prime Minister of Canada.

Martin Coiteux,Member for Nelligan, Quebec Liberal Party

Martin Coiteux, Member for Nelligan, Quebec Liberal Party

Also present was Martin Coiteux, Member for Nelligan, Quebec Liberal Party,Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, Minister of Public Security, Minister responsible for the Montréal region.

Andrea DeRome with Karen Cross

Andrea DeRome, Youth Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator for VWI with Karen Cross, Beaconsfield Meals on Wheels Kitchen Coordinator

Diane Fry and Patricia Empsall, Ambassador for VWI

Diane Fry and Patricia Empsall, Ambassador for VWI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos courtesy of West Island Blog

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