Hughes and Bisson Congratulate Kapuskasing Jubilee Medal Recipients

Kapuskasing – Kapuskasing’s Jubilee Medal recipients are pillars of the community and deserving of recognition, according to local MP Carol Hughes and MPP Gilles Bisson.

The elected officials presented the 60th Anniversary commemorative medals to Florent (Joe) Godin and Emile Dumaresq at the La Forge Winter Carnival Brunch on Saturday Morning.

“It is an honour to be able to recognize people who make their community a better place,” said Hughes.  “There are many people who do this kind of community building, but I am limited by the small number of medals I was allowed to direct.”

Both men were nominated for the honour from within the community in recognition of their long history of volunteerism and organizing.

“These are two builders who have dedicated themselves to this community, so it is nice to be able to shine the spotlight on them,” said Bisson.  “There is a lot of support behind these gentlemen receiving this recognition.”

The following short descriptions were provided to support the nominations of the recipients: 

Mr. Florent (Joe) Godin has proven that with hard work and determination you can realize a dream.  His came through when he founded La Forge 30 years ago.  The people who know Mr. Godin can always rely on him for fundraising, organizing events, or for a hearty meal.

Everywhere you look, you will see Mr. Emile Dumaresq.  He is always willing to lend a helping hand whether it’s by volunteering for various organizations, or participating in many local activities.  He is also an active member of numerous local organizations such as the Royal Canadian Legion, La Forge, and various others.