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  • April 28, 2015

MEMBERS' STATEMENT-Rotary Youth Awards

  • MEMBERS' STATEMENT - Rotary Youth Awards

Ontario Hansard-April 28th 2015

Mrs. Marie-France Lalonde: On April 19, I was pleased to be part of the Rotary youth awards in my community of Orléans. As a Rotarian, and an MPP, it was an absolute pleasure to be in the company of 27 dedicated and talented young people.

Ces jeunes, âgés entre 14 et 29 ans, ont été honorés pour leur engagement communautaire, leur entrepreneuriat, leur talent musical et leur succès académique.

The recipients were nominated by their peers, teachers, mentors and other community members not only for their dedication and passion, but for also embodying the Rotary Four-Way Test, which has to do with trust, fairness, goodwill and their actions being beneficial for all.

I was blown away by how much each of these young people has accomplished or overcome in order to be valuable members of their school and larger communities, like spending countless hours practising dance, singing, acting and playing instruments; volunteering their time to local charities; fundraising an impressive amount for international causes; or taking the time to mentor others to be successful as well.

Félicitations à ces incroyables jeunes.

Their commitment and dedication are impressive and will get them very far.

Ils montrent le chemin à la jeunesse ontarienne.

Our future is in good hands.

Lastly, I would like to thank past president Len Goddard, newly elected president Teresa Whitmore, and other Rotarians who organized this wonderful event.


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