Ordre de Gatineau 2009

Gatineau is pleased to award the Ordre de Gatineau medal to its meritorious residents

Grand Citoyen de Gatineau
Jean-Yves Guindon

 

Well-known watercolourist Jean-Yves Guindon has successfully developed a unique artistic approach, which he has shared with the Gatineau community. This winner of several awards has taught watercolouring techniques with passion, and has given a number of conferences aimed at demystifying the art. Many of his most popular exhibitions were held in Quebec and other parts of Canada, and some in Europe, where he had the honour of showing his work twice as individual exhibitions in Brussels, Belgium. His works, some of which are part of Gatineau's permanent collection, have also been offered to various personalities such as Robert Bourassa, Stephen Harper and George W. Bush.

Grande Citoyenne de Gatineau
Martine Morissette

 

Martine Morissette, who has a degree in communications, worked in the community before becoming the first director to set up the very first Carrefour jeunesse emploi. In addition to playing a key role in the deployment of this concept at the provincial level, she is currently working on exporting the formula to other countries to encourage and help them to build their own youth centres. Ms. Morissette earned a Grands Prix québécois de la qualité in 2008 for her organization, and has been involved in her community by serving on the boards of directors of several organizations. She has become an inspiration for everyone, and her work benefits thousands of local and other youth.

Grand Citoyen de Gatineau
Benoît Pelletier

 

Benoît Pelletier was called to the Quebec bar in 1982, and has taught at the University of Ottawa since 1990, where he has served as Associate Dean. Mr. Pelletier has two doctorates in law, and was the President of the Association des professeurs de droit du Québec in 1998. He has written several works, and has received numerous awards, earning him high credibility in the legal world. As the member for Chapleau in the Quebec National Assembly, for six years he served as a minister, tirelessly supporting municipal elected officials in order to secure better infrastructures for Gatineau. For his contribution to the advancement of law, and his commitment to our community, Gatineau is honoured to award him the Ordre de Gatineau.

 

Awards ceremony

Medals were conferred on Tuesday, June 9, in the agora Gilles-Rocheleau, Maison du citoyen, in the presence of the Mayor of Gatineau, members of the Municipal Council, and several dignitaries.

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