Funds awarded to six community organizations

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Andre Fortin presents a cheque to PAA president, France Lamarche.

Allyson Beauregard

MRC PONTIAC – On April 8, Pontiac MNA Andre Fortin visited several organizations across the Pontiac to award them with financial


Andre Fortin presents a cheque to PAA president, France Lamarche.

Allyson Beauregard

MRC PONTIAC – On April 8, Pontiac MNA Andre Fortin visited several organizations across the Pontiac to award them with financial
assistance through the discretionary ‘Soutien à l’Action bénévole’ Program.
The Centre de loisirs des Draveurs and Comptoir St-Pierre in Fort-Coulonge, Bouffe Pontiac, the Pontiac Artists Association, the Saint-Joseph Manor in Campbell’s Bay and the Shawville Curling Club were all recipients. Although Fortin would not reveal the amounts awarded to each organization, he said they were chosen to highlight the “great work they do in the community”.
According to PAA board president, France Lamarche, the PAA was very surprised and pleased to receive the funds, which will be added to their general funds covering recurring expenses. “The grant wasn’t attached to any program and doesn’t have any requirements, so the funds can be used where needed,” said Lamarche. Bouffe Pontiac will also be adding the grant to their general budget.
The Saint-Joseph Manor will be using the funds to maintain their hot and frozen meal program for seniors and those with disabilities. “In 2015, we distributed over 2,300 hot and frozen meals between Quyon and Sheenboro with the help of TransporAction,” said Manor Director General Colleen Larivière.