SAINTE-ANNE-DES-MONTS, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Sept. 14, 2016) -
The Prix d'Excellence is the Harbour Authority Recognition Program's most prestigious award, honouring teams and individuals who have made exemplary contributions to the success of the Harbour Authority Program and the Small Craft Harbours Program of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
The fishing industry is an important part of the Canadian culture and economy. Our harbours are crucial to the fishing industry, therefore, it is essential that Canada's small craft harbours meet our commercial fishing industry's needs, while also supporting the broader interests of coastal communities. This award acknowledges individuals who have shown extraordinary dedication to the success of their harbours or who have significantly contributed to the Harbour Authority Program
Today, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament for Gaspésie-Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, presented a national Prix d'Excellence in the category of Individual Commitment to Mr. Sylvain Gaumond, Port Warden and Member of the Harbour Authority's executive office of the Sainte-Anne-des-Monts multipurpose harbour.
The Government of Canada is pleased to recognize the leadership and dedication of Mr. Gaumond. For the last 15 years, the Harbour Authority and community in Sainte-Anne-des-Monts multipurpose harbour have been relying on his exceptional commitment and contribution. Mr. Gaumond's efforts have been recognized by the National Harbour Authority Committee and many other harbour authorities across the country.
More specifically, Mr. Gaumond instigated several harbour improvement projects, such as the construction of a work platform, the removal of floating wharves, and the construction of a pedestrian walkway. These initiatives will ensure that fish harvesters can continue to operate safely and efficiently, as well as the safety of other harbour users.
"We are proud to recognize members of our Harbour Authorities with such a prestigious award. Because of their extraordinary dedication and commitment, our harbours provide commercial fish harvesters and other harbour users' with safe and accessible facilities."
- The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament for Gaspésie-Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine
"We are pleased to recognize Sylvain Gaumond for his ongoing commitment to the Sainte-Anne-des-Monts multipurpose harbour. His hard work to improve the vitality of the harbour benefits the entire community and exemplifies the dedication that members of Harbour Authorities across Canada demonstrate every day."
- The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard
"It is a great honour to receive this award. The safety of the community is very important to me personally. I was very impressed with the support from all of you, and particularly our leaders, to improve our harbour."
- Sylvain Gaumond, Port Warden and Member of the Harbour Authority's executive office of the Sainte-Anne-des-Monts Havre polyvalent and recipient of the Prix d'Excellence
For more information about the Prix d'Excellence and about submitting nominations for future awards, visit this site.
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