All of Prescott-Russell’s frontline workers are the recipients of the 2020 J.P. St-Pierre Award for their selfless dedication to providing health care, emergency protection, food, and other necessities to the public during the 2020 pandemic. Pierre Leroux, during one of his final duties as the outgoing warden of the United Counties of Prescott-Russell (UCPR) maded the award announcement during the December 16 inaugural meeting of the UCPR council.
All of Prescott-Russell’s frontline workers are the recipients of the 2020 J.P. St-Pierre Award for their selfless dedication to providing health care, emergency protection, food, and other necessities to the public during the 2020 pandemic. Pierre Leroux, during one of his final duties as the outgoing warden of the United Counties of Prescott-Russell (UCPR) maded the award announcement during the December 16 inaugural meeting of the UCPR council.

Frontline workers honoured for outstanding service

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The J.P. St-Pierre Memorial Award goes to those who have done outstanding work on behalf of their communities and the 2020 recipients of the award are all the frontline workers of Prescott-Russell for their service during the pandemic.

“This year has been an unusual year, with the COVID-19 pandemic, and its effect on our health system, our hospitals, our long-term care facilities, and our day-to-day services such as education, protection, and even our grocery shopping,” said Pierre Leroux, warden for the United Counties of Prescott-Russell (UCPR) during the December 17 inaugural meeting. “It is thanks to these essential service workers that our communities were able to limit the impact and the spread of the pandemic.”

2020 UCPR warden Pierre Leroux.

As one of his last remaining duties before stepping down as warden for the UCPR, Leroux announced that the 2020 J.P. St-Pierre Memorial Award for Outstanding Community Service is dedicated to the efforts of all frontline workers, including doctors and nurses, police, paramedics, and firefighters, long-term care workers, employees in grocery stores and other businesses, teachers working online, local and regional media, and all others who continues to do their jobs to provide residents of Prescott-Russell with necessary health care, emergency protection, food, education for students, and information on both the pandemic and efforts to deal with it.

Warden Leroux also announced the recipient of the annual Warden’s Award, which honours municipal workers for exceptional service and contributions to their community. The 2020 award has two recipients, with the first nomination going to Marc-André Drouin, UCPR information technology director, for his efforts, with the aid of his staff, in helping UCPR staff and council keep in touch and continue their work online during the pandemic.

The second Warden’s Award nomination goes to the frontline and essential care staff at the Prescott-Russell Residence for their work during the pandemic to care for residents at the long-term care facility, especially under very difficult conditions.