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Edmundston City Council honors 2019 Community Stars

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick — At a special ceremony held on Sunday, May 5th, at the Edmundston Arts Centre, City Council recognized its new Community Stars in front of a packed hall.

In recognition of the work and community involvement and outreach of citizens and organizations, Edmundston City Council presents the “Community Stars” recognition ceremony each year. This initiative allows the council to recognize citizens, organizations and events that are “stars” in the community.

This year, 42 “stars,” first highlighted at regular City Council meetings, have been recognized more formally. They are:

  • Sylvie Carrier-Arsenault, Gabrielle Arsenault, Laurence LeBlanc-Cote, Sarah Nadeau, Sophie Ruest, Jolaine Lang, Joel Ruest, Antony Pedneault, Maude Caron, Fanny Albert, Bianca Picard, Gabriel Caron and Felix Levesque, members of the Cité des jeunes A.-M.-Sormany drama club, all of whom received awards at the New Brunswick Drama Festival in 2018.
  • Adrien Bouhtiauy for his award-winning project on concussion detection at the Canada-Wide Science Fair in 2018.
  • Gabriel Plourde who is very successful on the YouTube network with his video game music.
  • Eric Desroches who acted as official and line judge at the World Badminton Championship.
  • Rémi Poitras who won the Canada Ultra-Trail Harricana 80 km race.
  • Looka Levesque, Troy Albert, Audrey Daigle, Loelie Desbiens, Jack Marchand-Plourde and Olivier Dupuis, the first mini ambassadors of Edmundston.
  • Sophie Dupuis who was chosen to be part of the Generation 2018 tour of the Ensemble contemporain de Montréal.
  • Nadia Effendi, named as one of the 25 most influential lawyers in the country.
  • Jason K. Roy, multidisciplinary artist, who launched his first book of poetry, Bullets for Archers.
  • Tristan Martin, who has opened a new company that offers innovative technological solutions in refrigeration.
  • Sara Beaulieu, winner of the New Brunswick Excellence in Education Award.
  • Maegan Levesque who signed a contract, and since, published her first story ‘Origine Dominique / Malia.
  • Marc-André Pelletier and Chantal Doiron-Pelletier for their great commitment to the musical education of the children of the community.
  • Chloe Laplante, Jolaine Bosse, Samuel Bosse, Kamille Aucoin, Dominik Aucoin and Rémi Levesque for their participation in downhill skiing at the Canada Games.
  • Loïc Cassista, Vanessa Caouette and Claudie Marchand for their participation in judo at the Canada Games.
  • Marc Cyr for his second participation at the Canada Games in wheelchair basketball.
  • Rassim Ahmia for his participation in the Canada-Wide Science Fair with his project “Black Holes”.

“Our community is animated by people who do not hesitate to get involved. There are also people who make their mark elsewhere and who are true ambassadors for Edmundston. They make our city shine and they are all real stars for our community, “explained Mayor Cyrille Simard.

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