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Awards presentation
Harbour Authority Recognition Program
The three winners The three winners: Garry Josey, Pierre Léonard and Raoul Grenier.

DFO  B. Boudreau

Last October, the ceremony to present the Harbour Authority Recognition Program distinction awards for Quebec was held for the third consecutive year. Through these awards, Fisheries and Oceans Canada recognizes the work, accomplishments and efforts made by members of harbour authorities by officially saluting the important contribution of a person or team to the achievement of Small Craft Harbour Program objectives.

The winners
National Individual Commitment award
Raoul Grenier also won the awards for National
Individual Commitment presented to volunteers
who have shown extraordinary dedication to
the ongoing success of their harbour.

Left to right: The spouse of Mr. Grenier; Gail
Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans; Mr.
Grenier and Raynald Blais, MP for Gaspésie –

CCNAP  B. Baziuk

Raoul Grenier joined the Administration portuaire de Newport, on the Gaspé Peninsula when he retired from the groundfish fishery. He has been the authority’s president for some twelve years and is the only founding member still on the board. The Individual Commitment Award was presented to him for his dedication within his organization. Mr. Grenier also won the national Prix d’Excellence for Individual Commitment. His presence at the harbour sites in Newport and his daily management of operations are a model for others.

The Environmental Stewardship Award was presented to Garry Josey, who has managed the Entry Island harbour on the Magdalen Islands since 2001. Mr. Josey has managed the environmental aspect of the harbour in an exemplary and remarkable manner. Some of the many notable elements include the exceptional cleanliness of the service and landing areas, the cleanliness of the waste oil depot site, the high quality of waste management and the general cleanliness of the site for many years.

Pierre Léonard, President of the Administration portuaire des Escoumins for 16 years received the Achievement Distinction Award. Under his management, the harbour facilities are now used beyond the fishing season thanks to a rental agreement with the private sector. Because of this agreement, the harbour has attained self-sufficiency and enough earnings have even been generated to cover the cost of a preliminary study on the construction of a boat launching ramp. The Administration portuaire des Escoumins is one of the most profitable harbours on the North Shore.

Congratulations to these three worthy representatives who have contributed in an exceptional manner to the development of their harbour authorities.

Lyne Beaumont
Small Craft Harbours