The Event Chamberland made a new skin

L’ Événement Chamberland fait peau neuve

Three-Rivers — The Event Chamberland, which aims to enhance community engagement in Trois-Rivières is back this year for a seventh edition. Biennial, the event, presented by the community development Corporation (CDC) of Three-Rivers, however, has taken an extended break — the previous edition had taken place in 2016 —, the context of the austerity of recent years may have been less conducive to the mobilization, according to Robert Tardif, president of the corporation.

The three-year break will also allowed the organizing committee to review the formula of the event. Also, we no longer talk of the gala, but of an event-lunch. We also took advantage of the announcement on Thursday morning to unveil the new Event logo, Chamberland. “It was a long time that we were working with the old logo, the idea was to put it to the taste of the day,” said Mr. Tardif.

This is Isabelle Perron, who will take over the role of honorary president of the edition 2019. Animator 101,9 Rhythm FM, Ms. Perron explains that being new to the area, she sees this engagement as an opportunity of integration. “The best way to know a city is to get involved in the community”, she argues.

Robert Tardif says that these are 40 nominations that were submitted this year. In all, eleven awards will be presented, highlighting the different facets of community engagement.

“You know, these people often work in the shadows, these people are working with teams that are often reduced, with lots of volunteers, so for us it is a real pleasure to bring them to light,” says Melanie Hamel, director of communications and human resources at Desjardins, partner of the event.

To Robert Tardif, who is also director general of the peacemakers, it is important to sometimes stop and take a step back to appreciate the work accomplished. “It gives a sense of pride to all the volunteers and workers in the community,” he maintained.

The lunch will take place next may 8th at the Complex Laviolette Trois-Rivières. Tickets are on sale at a cost of $ 20 and are available at the CDC de Trois-Rivières.

More than 8,000 volunteers and nearly 1,500 workers are involved in the community he, according to figures from the CDC. More than 130,000 people who have the help and services offered by the different agencies involved in the community, according to the same figures.

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