Regional life of the South Shore

Vie régionale de la Rive-Sud

Tribute to Céline Plourde
The member for Nicolet-Bécancour, Donald Martel, has paid tribute to Céline Plourde, a pharmacist from Saint-Léonard-d’aston, which was received last November honorary member of the College of family physicians of Canada. Granted for the first time in Canada in a pharmacy, this prestigious award is in recognition of a career of 40 years. Already a winner of the prix Louis-Hébert in 1987, Ms. Plourde was awarded the title of Fellow of the Ordre des pharmaciens du Québec in June 2017. She’s a part of the first 29 recipients of this new title in Quebec. In awarding him the medal of the national Assembly, Mr. Martel pointed out the dedication of Ms. Plourde to the community.

Club Vélozone Nicolet
The Club Vélozone Nicolet resumes its activities for the 26th year. The evening registration will take place on Wednesday, April 18th, at 19 pm, at the salle Jean-Paul Chartrand of the Arts Center of Nicolet, (725, boulevard Louis-Fréchette). Tours are available for beginners, intermediate or experts. The first exit will take place on Saturday, April 28. Among the novelties this year, there are day hikes and evening every Wednesday. More information on

Arena of Saint-Pierre-les-Becquets
The upgrade of the arena of Saint-Pierre-les-Becquets can be less costly than expected. In fact, the process proposed by Aubin Pélissier to change the freon gas R22 to R507 will spend the invoice from 1.3 million to 81 500 $. This includes the replacement of certain mechanical components used in the refrigeration as well as the replacement of the ventilation system of the bleachers. “We will be the first arena to benefit from this system”, proudly announces the mayor Éric Dupont. The funds required for such work the spring will come from the Fund of development of regional territories (of $ 35,000), while a sum of $ 55 000 stems of the Committee Réno-Arena, collected during financing activities. “It is a service of proximity that we could not afford to lose, because more and more young families settled in Saint-Pierre-les-Becquets,” concludes one who is proud of the program of recreational hockey offered, while highlighting the existence of a program profile hockey at école secondaire les Seigneuries.

More than $ 65,000 for the health
Held at the Auberge Godefroy, the 4th edition of the gourmet Dinner of the Fondation Santé Bécancour–Nicolet‐Yamaska has raised 65 000 $ which will be invested 100% in the health on the territory of Bécancour–Nicolet‐Yamaska.

Recall that the Foundation has given close to $ 40,000 for the children of Bécancour–Nicolet‐ Yamaska and their families by 2018. Other gifts will be announced shortly. The objective of the Foundation is to invest $ 100,000 in health every year.

The priorities of the Foundation are children and their families, mental health and seniors. The Foundation is there to help maintain and develop the services of nearby health.

Also, a partnership has just been renewed for a second year with the Triathlon Nitek Laser, which will be held on may 27, next to Nicolet. The profits from a portion of the activity will be donated to the Foundation, either a run‐walk 2.5 or 5 km.


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