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Ted Smith and Marc Demonceaux 
New presidents
at the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary

On March 19, 2011, the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary, Quebec Region, a volunteer organization, appointed its new president, Léopold Béchette, at its Annual General Meeting. Outgoing president Ted Smith handed over to Béchette, promoting him to the higher rank. Léopold Béchette has been an active member of the CCGA for 13 years.

On the same occasion, Marc Demonceaux, Assistant Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard, Quebec Region, formalized the appointment of Ted Smith as the new president of the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary by granting him the rank associated with this position. Smith was elected president during the CCGA National Council held in Moncton, New Brunswick, on March 3, 2011, and he now represents all Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers across Canada. Ted Smith has been with the CCGA for 17 years.

In Quebec, the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary has more than 650 volunteers involved in various activities including SAR operations, training, exercises and administration.

Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary


Nathalie Letendre