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The Four Corners of The Nation!

A quilt that tells our story from needle to thread.

An initiative of Councillor Marie-Noelle Lanthier in October 2018, this beautiful piece of art tells the story of the culture and history of the residents from each ward of the Municipality.  After 15 months and more than 900 hours dedicated by the 32 talented women who worked on the project, the quilt was unveiled on Dec. 14th 2020 and will adorn the wall of the Nation Council Chambers. This project united the women of the municipality and created not only a priceless work of art but also many new friendships and wonderful memories that will be cherished for years to come. For a more detailed description of the quilt and the story that the images represent, see the pamphlet below.

The Nation’s quilt…making of.

The Nation’s quilt…the pamphlet.

The Nation’s Volunteer Gala

The Nation’s annual Volunteer Gala was originally scheduled for April 4th, 2020 at the Caledonia Community Centre in St-Bernardin. Unfortunately, the event had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since The Nation Municipality wished to recognize the 2019 Volunteers of the Year, a special presentation was help during the Monday December 7th Council meeting.  Congratulations to Martine St-Onge from Ward 1 and Roger Paquette from Ward 2!

Ward 1: Martine St-Onge

Martine St-Onge received multiple nominations for the volunteer of the year award for 2019 because of her longstanding community involvement in her hometown of St-Bernardin. Many groups such as the Club d’Activités Familiales, Société Historique et Culturelle and the St-Bernardin Cemetery Committee have benefited from her loyalty, hard work and always friendly attitude! Community members of all ages have Martine to thank for some of their favorite annual activities, such as the Children’s Christmas event or the Easter bingo. Thank you for your years of community volunteering, Martine!

Ward 2: Roger Paquette 

Most people who live in St-Isidore, or have visited, have met Roger Paquette. Through being a volunteer at community events like the annual Festival du Canard et de la Plume to being the President of various local clubs throughout his community service years, he has demonstrated his passion for helping others and seeing his neighborhood thrive. He currently serves as the President for the Club Renaissance (for over 15 years!) and is a member of the Knights of Colombus chapter 6237 since 1990. Roger, thank you for being a friend  and lending a hand to everyone in your community.


A special presentation was help during the Monday December 14th Council meeting.  Congratulations to Paul DesRosiers from Ward 3 and Carolyn Bourque from Ward 4!

Ward 3: Paul DesRosiers 

If you are looking for an energetic and passionate community leader, look no further. Paul DesRosiers has organised many activities such as the St-Albert Christmas parade and has also brought together a group of volunteers to take charge of the outdoor community rink at Jean-Maurice Lavergne Park. Being the President of the Groupe Communutaire de St-Albert, he is also involved in the community Christmas lights initiative and many more projects. Paul, thank you for your dedication towards community involvement and volunteering.

Ward 4: Carolyn Bourque

After a huge show of support and nominations from fellow community members, Carolyn Bourque was the clear choice for this award for 2019. Not only has she been volunteering in her community since being a teenager, she is President of the Limoges Recreation Committee and has spearheaded many projects like the outdoor fitness equipment in Rodolphe Latreille Park and indoor/outdoor soccer groups. Limoges is lucky to have such an organized, imaginative and dedicated resident – thank you for all of your work Carolyn!


Congratulations to the winners and thank you for all your work!


Nominate a volunteer for Volunteer of the Year

Please make sure to read the Volunteer Recognition Policy before nominating a volunteer.

If you have any questions, please contact Carol Ann Scott by email at, or by phone at 613-524-2529.