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QAHN Employee Rachel Garber Wins Prestigious Medal

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--November 14, 2012.

QAHN is pleased to announce that staff member Rachel Garber has been chosen to receive the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

larger_garber.jpgJean Rousseau, Member of Parliament for Compton-Stanstead, presented Ms. Garber with her award at the Sherbrooke offices of Townshippers' Association, where Ms. Garber worked for ten years.

Struck in honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee and her service to this country, the Diamond Jubilee Medal honours significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.

Nominated by Townshippers’ Association's Board of Directors, Ms. Garber worked for a decade through the Association on behalf of the English-speaking community of the Eastern Townships to ensure their visibility and representation, and launched dozens of successful projects focused on the health, social service, education, and employment needs of the English-speaking community, especially within the vulnerable youth and elderly populations. Among her many talents, Ms. Garber is known for forging bonds among members of the French and English-speaking communities.

Since her retirement from Townshippers’ in 2010, where she served for two years as Assistant Executive Director, and eight years as Executive Director, Ms. Garber has worked on a number of projects. She is currently serving as co-manager of QAHN's ambitious "Significant Objects for Telling Identity" (SOFTI) project.