for participating in the
PC® BBQTown Event!
Our Community would be the perfect choice to host the President's Choice BBQ Town Grand Prize because we are a small town with a BIG HEART. We prove this by pulling together as a community to help others whenever the need arises. Some great examples of our commitment to Community is coming together yearly to raise money for cancer, autism, and various other charities. On a more local level, the generosity of people here when it comes time for our Christmas Telethon and Kid's Safe Halloween(Local Businesses and community members donate their time and candy to be given out in our local Complex) is overwhelming. This example of generosity is also seen in our children. Each year my daughter's French Catholic High school, Franco Cite( they initiated this event many years ago)along with the French Catholic elementary schools, have one of the most AMAZING FOOD DRIVES I HAVE EVER SEEN(''Une canne, ça dépanne'' . They collect over 20,000 pounds OF NON-PERISHABLE FOOD every year for the local Food Bank! They get volunteers with vehicles to drive them door to door to collect food in the community, and then bring the food back to their high school. The next day they form a human chain and pass the food from one person to another right up to the food bank doors. It's an amazing and heartwarming thing to see. I would like to tell them all how proud I am of all their efforts. You wouldn't be disappointed in choosing us as your host community because you would be able to see true NORTHERNERS AT THEIR BEST AND SEE IN PERSON THEIR PASSION AND ENDLESS COMMITMENT TO THEIR COMMUNITY AND IT'S WELL BEING. It's no wonder our town slogan is "Joie de vivre"!