Happy International Day of Peace!

The YMCAs of Québec - September 21 2015

On this International Day of Peace, the YMCAs of Québec have awarded Peace Medals to seven laureates who are making Québec society a place where understanding, respect, and collaboration are more valued and more present in our lives during a gala dinner at Marché Bonsecours.

  • Honorary laureate: Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
  • Volunteer Peacemaker: Corey Fleischer
  • Youth Peacemakers: Cédric Csukassy, Anne-Audrey Dieudonné, Léane and Yasmine Ducheisne-Grenier, Imen Ghrairi, Iverson and Miranda Medrano, Kenny Salomon and Isaac Varin
  • Corporate Peace Initiative: Tax Mediation Association
  • Local Peace Initiative: The Family and School Support and Treatment Team
  • International Peace Initiative: Million Peacemakers
  • Coup de Cœur: The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

Presented by Manulife and hosted by Maxime Charbonneau, the event also featured special performances by France D’Amour, Marc Hervieux, Stéphanie Bédard, as well as a band led by Francis Gaulin.

The Peace Grantmakers Network has awarded each Medalist $1,000 to donate to the organization of their choice. The evening’s proceeds will go towards YMCA youth development programs that are related to peace, such as YMCA Alternative Suspension and Youth Zones.

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