Quilting a cure
Russell Scotiabank staff, Russell Township Council and members of Victoria’s Quilts attended at Township Hall on Mon., Nov. 6, for a cheque presentation. Shown left to right are Scotiabank Representative Jennifer Bergeron; Councillor Jamie Laurin; Scotiabank representatives Suzanne Bolduc and Lynne Rochon; Victoria’s Quilts representatives Marie-Claire Ivanski, Anne Maines and Betty Giffin; Councillor André Brisson, Mayor Pierre Leroux, and Councillors Amanda Simard and Cindy Saucier.   Courtesy photo

Candice Vetter
Villager Staff
EMBRUN – On Mon., Nov. 6, members of Victoria’s Quilts attended at Russell Township Hall where they were presented with two cheques, one for $7,546 from Township, which was money raised at the recent Local Flavours Rendezvous, and one for $5,000 from the Russell Scotiabank as part of its community involvement program.

Victoria’s Quilts is a not-for-profit organization which makes and delivers free handmade quilts to cancer patients across Canada, and has a very active Russell chapter. The group was excited to be named as this year’s recipient and has lots of quilts planned. They are also happy to accept donations of 100 per cent cotton fabric and sewing supplies.

For next year’s event, the local association that will receive the funds raised will be selected from community member submissions. The selection criteria will be developed in the coming months and a selection committee will be created to select the association for the event. The Township’s social media and website (www.russell.ca) will announce the application period in early 2018.