Canada 150

I am honoured under the role of Senator to have this special opportunity to recognize the contribution that is made to communities in different ways through various organizations that make Montreal and its surrounding area a place we are so proud to call home.

The Senate of Canada 150 Medal is a table medal designed by LCol Carl Gauthier, Director of Honours and Recognition at the Department of National Defence. The Medal celebrates the 150th anniversary of the first sitting of the Senate and must be given to Canadians who are thoroughly involved and have made significant contributions in their communities.


Mr. James Beauchamp

Mr. James Beauchamp: Jim Beauchamp is the founder of a tournament to support under-privileged youth wishing to play football. The success of this event has grown and is now in its fourteenth year. Mr. Beauchamp has also run a tournament for ... Full Article

Mr. Anson Williams

Mr. Anson Williams: Anson has been dedicated to coaching football for nearly three decades. He coached for 12 years from the age of 18 at Sunnybrook Park in Dollard-des-Ormeaux at the Peewee level, later in life moving on to Ville St-Laurent at ... Full Article

Mrs. Caroline Tremblay

Mrs. Caroline Tremblay: Caroline has been volunteering for 10 years for the Patriotes Lacrosse Association. In her second year, she assisted in starting a tournament for the organization which now is in its 8th year and has grown to host 62 ... Full Article

Mrs. Ghislaine Théoret

Mrs. Ghislaine Théoret: For over 20 years, Mrs. Théoret has been the heart and soul of the Garde-Manger Pour Tous which feeds daily over 3,000 students, including over 2,500 children from underprivileged areas in Montreal. This organization ... Full Article

Mr. Robert Sauvé

Mr. Robert Sauvé: Mr. Sauvé has volunteered with the Sun Youth Organization of Montreal for over 20 years. He first started getting involved through his work as a Commander in the Montreal Police Service, organizing and taking part in numerous ... Full Article

Mr. Frank Royle

Mr. Frank Royle: Frank Royle has been a dedicated volunteer for many community organizations. With his personal expertise in the field of finance, Mr. Royle has provided many volunteer years as treasurer for a number of organizations. To list a ... Full Article

Mr. Bob Mironowicz

Mr. Bob Mironowicz: Bob is currently the President of Sun Youth’s Board of Directors. His history with Sun Youth goes back to his childhood. In 1965, as a young adult he took part in the growth of the organization, always available to ... Full Article

Ms. Jill Martis

Ms. Jill Martis: With a background in social work, Ms. Jill Martis joined the Old Brewery Mission as a volunteer director in 1999 and remained so until this past July. Ms. Martis has served as the Board’s Vice-Chair and has chaired the ... Full Article

Ms. Debbie Magwood

Debbie Magwood: Debbie Magwood is the founder of the West Island Cancer Wellness Centre. With a background in psychology and being a cancer survivor herself, Ms. Magwood recognized that there was a need to provide citizens special support as ... Full Article

Mr. Peter Lombardi

Peter Lombardi: The town of Hudson was lacking medical services for its citizens and the old location could not hold any new office space to provide for the growing need of more doctors to serve the community. Mr. Lombardi, together with Mr. ... Full Article