ALEXIA MARSILLO A life dedicated to improving other people’s lives Marie-Claire Ivanski a reçu le Prix pour le bénévolat du Canada dans la catégorie Leadership communautaire,

The Friends For Life team, now comprised of four women including Ivanski, organizes numerous fundraising events for the Breast Cancer Foundation, but also simply provides information to those who have just been diagnosed, and moral support for those fi- ghting their battle. “I knowwe can’t take away their diagno- sis or their fears, but sharing some of the knowledge that we have with themprobably brings them some type of comfort, knowing they are not alone,” said Ivanski. She is also currently working on putting together an information booklet to provide further aid. Other than her continuous dedication to the breast cancer cause, Ivanski gives her devotion to all types of cancer. She has been amember of Victoria’s Quilt Canada, a non- profit organization that provides homemade quilts to anyman, woman or child suffering fromcancer. Ivanski is also the spokesperson for the Russell branch of the charity. “I felt I was focusing a lot on breast can- cer, but every type of cancer is important,” said Ivanski. “Sometimes I happen to come across a womanwith breast cancer [at Victo- ria’s Quilt] so my experience with my other groups helps and it all really compliments each other. Her need to ensure she was helping people battling all types of cancer perfectly encapsulates thementality that Ivanski pos- sesses. She does the most she can possibly do to help themost people because she feels

Marie-Claire Ivanski has given a tremen- dous amount of her time to the Breast Can- cer Foundation and other charities for the past 12 years and was recently awarded with the Canada’s Volunteer Award. She was one of five people in the entire country to receive the prize this year. Ivanski, who has been living in Embrun for some time now, has devoted over a de- cade to her community inmany different ca- pacities and has particularly been dedicated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Twelve years ago, a friend of Ivanski’s was diagnosed with breast cancer and subse- quently lost the battle. “After a severe car accident I was left with permanent damage and wasn’t able to work on a full-time basis anymore so I just went slowly into volunteering,” she said. “Twelve years ago, I went full speed ahead and never looked back.” In 2005, Ivanski got involved with a cor- porate team that was raising money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, but when the corporate team dissolved their interests, Ivanski decided to branch out on her own. “I wasn’t ready to quit so I decided to make my own team,” she said. “I started Friends For Life and I had five beautiful la- dies joinme and work very hard in bringing support and awareness to people.”

le mardi 5 décembre, lors d’une cérémonie à Ottawa. Le ministre Jean-Yves Duclos a remis les prix à Marie-Claire Ivanski et aux quatre autres récipiendaires de différentes régions du pays. —photo fournie

that that is what everyone should be doing; that it should be a natural and automatic way of life. A friend of Ivanski’s nominated her for the Canada’s Volunteer Award and several other friends wrote testimonies to her character to solidify her recognition. When Ivanski’s friend told her she was nominating her, she was not too keen on the idea – until she heard that recipients of the prize get a $5000 donation to any charity of their choice. Ivanski received the Canada’s Volunteer Award for Community Leader on Tuesday, December 5, at a ceremony inOttawa. Minis- ter Jean-Yves Duclos presented the awards to Ivanski and the other four recipients from different parts of the country. “I was feeling so humbled to be amongst them and to feel that maybe I ammaking a difference in our community, and hoping that it’s going to cascade into everyone el- se’s municipalities and communities,” said Ivanski. “That others will find that caring and loving is what we should all be doing; giving

a helping hand to those in need.” For this reason, Ivanski gave her $5000 donation to Victoria’s Quilt, a nonprofit cha- rity that receives no funding from any go- vernment agency. “Everything that we do is from the sweat of our brow,” she said. “When I got the award, the first thing I thought of was that they were going to get this money.” It is clear that Ivanski does not care about the recognition or the praise; her sole goal is to get the work done. She has already began planning her next project – a Wellness Day in October of next year to shed light on the importance of keeping up a healthy lifestyle and diet. “We are looking to find the cure but we are also looking to find the cause,” said Ivanski. “We need to go back to less toxic things in the environment and look at what we eat, and provide some tips on not just curing but also preventing.” After 12 years of full- time dedication to her volunteerism, Ivanski shows no signs of slowing down.

EAP, éditeur de journaux à Lachute au Québec, ainsi qu’à Hawkesbury, Rockland et Embrun, en Ontario, est à la recherche d’un JOURNALISTE pour les régions de Lachute et Hawkesbury

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Updated maps include areas of Devine Creek from the Forced Road and Rockdale Road intersection to the Russland Road and Rockdale intersection; Marshall Seguin Creek from the intersection of Devine Road and Rockdale Road to Rockdale Road at Highway 417; and Nelson Charlebois Creek from the Trim Road and Giroux Street intersection to the Prescott and Russell Trail on Frank Kenny Road. For more information: 1-877-984-2948; Avis de journée portes ouvertes La CNS invite les résidents à assister à une journée portes ouvertes afin de consulter et de commenter les nouvelles cartes sur les risques naturels dans leur région dans la ville d’Ottawa. Veuillez vous joindre à nous :

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Les cartes mises à jour comprennent les secteurs du ruisseau Devine, de l’intersection du chemin Forced et de la route Rockdale jusqu’à l’intersection des chemins Russland et Rockdale ; le ruisseau Marshall Seguin, de l’intersection des chemins Devine et Rockdale jusqu’au chemin Rockdale à l’au- toroute 417 et le ruisseau Nelson Charlebois de l’intersection des rues Trim et Giroux jusqu’au sentier Prescott et Russell sur le chemin Frank Kenny. Pour plus d’informations : 1-877-984-2948 ;

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