Ms. Louise Boisvert, President and Editor of La Tribune and La Voix de l’Est , will be welcomed today in the Order of Canada, the highest civilian honor in the country. Madame Boisvert will share this honor with 98 other Canadians whose exceptional dedication to their community is recognized.
In addition to Louise Boisvert, actor Michael John Myers, director Jean-Marc Vallée and hockey player Mark Messier are among those who will be invited to Rideau Hall to receive the Order of Canada badge from the hands of Governor General, His Excellency the Right Honorable David Johnston.
“When I heard the news, I first thought of my parents. I was happy for them, “explains Boisvert, a native of Bromptonville.
“My parents put their trust in education, instilled respect and sharing, and showed me the importance of being engaged in my community,” she says. I became what I am thanks to them. My love of people and of my community, it is they who have transmitted it to me. My father still volunteers at his age. This honor, I share a lot with them, my family, my children, but especially my partner Louis Côté. ”
She also wishes to acknowledge the collaboration of the managers and assistants who have surrounded her throughout her career and supported her in various campaigns.
The recipient of the Order of Canada would also like to salute the many Estrians with whom she has multiplied social, cultural and community projects and with whom she has served on numerous Boards of Directors over the years.
“The success of projects, whether local or regional as well as on a larger scale, is always based on communication and teamwork,” insists Louise Boisvert. You can have a positive impact on your community, but you can do that especially if you have the ability to bring people together around these projects and put the energy into it. ”
Her many commitments include her dedication to various organizations working for the well-being of the most deprived and children. These are the long and fruitful years of philanthropy that the Order of Canada has rewarded.
“I am honored and very proud. “It’s a little crazy,” Louise Boisvert said. I think that I was recognized as a committed person who always chose to work in his area. I am pleased with that too: that we underline what is done in the regions, outside the major centers, to our own dimension, while considering that it is also essential. ”
“For the past 15 years or so, my commitment has been mostly in the causes that affect children because I consider that everyone has the right to luck, have the right to eat, to be educated and to be loved. It’s important and it touches me a lot. ”
The Order of Canada aims to honor Canadians who are “desirous of a better country”. Since its creation in 1967, it has been handed over to nearly 7,000 personalities, whether as a companion, an officer or a member.