FREDERICTON – New Brunswick New Democratic Party Leader Dominic Cardy offered congratulations to NDP Memramcook-Tantramar candidate Hélène Boudreau on being named one of the YWCA’s 2014 Women of Distinction. Boudreau joins seven other community leaders who were honoured Thursday night in Moncton.
“This recognition is well deserved for all eight honourees,” Cardy said. “I know Hélène’s track record as a civic leader and community activist speaks for itself. I congratulate Hélène and the other nominees for this tremendous honour.”
Boudreau is being recognized for her body of work in the Non-Profit and Public Service category. Boudreau spent much of her career in clinical research, starting at the Dr. Leon-Richard Oncology Centre in Moncton. Prior to this, she worked in the Extra-Mural Program at the Blanche-Bourgeois unit for four and a half years as a community nurse and a long term care assessor, which led her eventually to employment in a residential care home for dementia and Alzheimer residents. A firm believer that women should have a voice in decision making in their community, Hélène entered politics in 2008 as a municipal councillor in the City of Dieppe.
The eight 2014 YMCA Women of Distinction are: Lourdes O’Reilly (Arts, Culture & Design), Ruth Barnes (Business & the Professions), Claudette Bradshaw (Community Building & Volunteerism), Michelle Marcil (Health & Wellness Living), Dacia Robertson (Education, Training & Development), Hélène Boudreau (Non-Profit & Public Service), Kayla Allain (Young Woman of Distinction), Marilyn Trenholme Counsell (Honorary Recognition Award).