Marie-Claude Bibeau

Your member of parliament for


Compton-Stanstead

Marie-Claude Bibeau

Your member of parliament for


Compton-Stanstead

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Youth in action!

Guillaume is currently a teacher at Collège Rivier of Coaticook. Native of this city, he has always wanted to return to his hometown to pass on his passion for music and arts to young and less young. After starting a bachelor’s degree in music at the University of Sherbrooke, he was offered a teaching position in Coaticook, which he promptly accepted.

His passion for music has always been with him. His involvement began in high school, while he took part every year in musical camps. These camps gave him the desire to make music known within his community. Indeed, since now more than seven years, Guillaume organizes various events which goal is to reach the citizens from all backgrounds.

Every year, he is involved in the organization of shows and benefit concerts in order to help various groups and organizations on the territory of the MRC of Coaticook. These shows are made possible because of the important work he accomplishes with Harmonie de Coaticook and all his musicians.

In addition to these events, which are ensured by the performance of seasoned musicians, Guillaume tries to uphold the region’s musical succession by offering workshops of initiation to the young people of two to five years. These classes are offered at the Centre d’Action Bénévole (CAB) in Coaticook.

As part of his “music discovery” workshops, he offers sporadic free concerts in order to display his passion. During these concerts, he takes the time to let the curious try the instruments and carries out a c for private music lessons. A fascination is developing rapidly among the citizens.

Guillaume does not count the hours of community involvement he works every week. For him, this dedication is necessary and represents a large part of his life. In addition to the above-mentioned involvement, he hosts the “Talents du Rivier” show that highlights the different artistic talents of the students of Collège Rivier, he conducts the choir Clé des chants and is a member of the band “Coaticook Big Band.”

Guillaume is a very dynamic young person with a contagious energy who makes all the people around him happy. The happiness of others is the foundation to his involvement.

His entrepreneurial side is constantly pushing him to new challenges which he is trying to meet successfully. He loves to set up new projects as they fuel him of good energy.

Congratulations Guillaume for your involvement with your community!


Chelsea is now in her fourth and final year at Bishop’s University. Her academic career has been highlighted by her involvement and determination. Chelsea will graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a Double Minor in English language and Entrepreneurship. She will receive an honourable mention for her academic journey!

For Chelsea, her academic career was not only a matter of obtaining a diploma; it was much more than that. During her High School years at Alexander Galt, she became involved in her student association as president. That experience was repeated a few years later when she was elected president of the student association at Champlain College.

During her second year at Bishop’s University, Chelsea tried her luck in the student council and was elected vice-president for academic issues. She held that position for two years, during which time she worked on two major projects. During her first year in office, she became particularly concerned about the mental health of the university’s students. Indeed, they have grueling Fall and Spring semesters because of the impossibility for students to take summer classes. She thus put in place a motion in order to revive summer classes and lighten the fall and spring semesters. This has proven to be a success as it is now much easier for students to access them.

In her second year as academic vice-president, she tried to transform the learning structure to promote academic success. She wished to make student assistance services available in the form of mentoring in order to accompany students in difficulty, or students who require the help of mentors to carry out certain assignments. This desire to help students has been a great realization ever since the program was set and it’s still in place and functional today.

At the beginning of her last academic year, Chelsea was ready for new challenges. She ran for president of the Students’ Representative Council, a position she obtained! She set herself the objective of re-establishing the association’s constitution in order to make it more exhaustive and accessible to students. To do so, she set up a group of students who now help her in this arduous but necessary process. She is extremely proud of the accomplishments she has made over the years and is very grateful to all the other students who have worked closely with her.

In addition to her classes, Chelsea dedicates no fewer than 25 to 30 hours to her involvement in the Students’ Representative Council. Her availability, her experience, her background, and her knowledge make her a committed and determined young woman. The main motivation for her involvement is to always leave a personal touch in everything she does. She believes that everyone, without exception, is able to find their place in community involvement. The important thing is to find something that fascinates us!

Congratulations Chelsea for all of your accomplishments, we wish you great success in your future projects!


Mathias is a 4th year high school student at the College Rivier of Coaticook who lives in Sainte-Edwidge-de-Clifton. Full of ambition, he plans to continue his studies at the Cégep of Sherbrooke and afterwards go to university in hopes of getting a bachelor in Civil Engineering. This path he wants to follow is influenced by the work his father does. Mathias has been passionate about the construction of all sorts of objects since he was young. It’s his father who taught him different abilities in construction.

Younger, he built cabins and trailers for his bikes. Last summer, at the age of 15, Mathias wanted to take on a major challenge. He started building a camping trailer. He began his project with a trailer that his grandfather gave him and kept only the skeleton of the structure.  The walls, the ceiling, the counters, the table, the benches and the bed have all been done by him. In order to make his trailer more spacious, he lengthened it by eight feet. This kind of achievement is not typical for a young man in high school!

In addition to this big project, Mathias is also known for his involvement at school. He participates in the maintenance of the College Rivier with a team of volunteers. He is also contributes in the organization and management of certain events that his high school does, such as the lobster supper or the brunches.

Mathias plays for the College’s hockey team. He has been playing with the Griffons of the College Rivier for the past four seasons.

His participation in these different activities at school is motivated by the feeling of cohesion that he is developing with other students and the faculty members. The dynamism, which reigns at the College Rivier, is also a motivation for this citizen.

Mathias is actively involved in the Expo of the Valley of Coaticook. He is part of the very big team of volunteers that make this event possible.

This young man has a lot of ambition and does everything to achieve his goals and dreams. He finds solutions to all the problems that lie in front of him in order to carry out his projects. His humility and down-to-earth side unarguably help him achieve his accomplishments such as the major renovation of his trailer. These qualities are also helpful when he gets involved in his community.

Congratulations Mathias for your initiatives and your contribution in your high school!


Aude-Sophie is a third-year undergraduate student in Applied Political Studies. Her desire for involvement and dedication is not new. Starting in High school, she enrolled in an International Education Program and accumulated volunteer hours in various organizations.

After her High School studies, Aude-Sophie wanted to get involved more seriously. It was then that she joined the Cégep de Sherbrooke Student Music Association. Having assumed a secondary role during her career at the CEGEP, she felt ready to take on a more important role. Despite her shyness, she wanted to make her ideas known and have greater influence within the groups where she is involved.

During her first semester at the University of Sherbrooke, she could not find the motivation she had hoped for. Then, in the midst of her second semester, she decided to get involved in the Women’s Committee in order to find a more stimulating reason to attend University. She consequently held the position of Communication Officer. She quickly became ready to take on new challenges in the Committee and assumed thereafter the position of Coordinator. She wished to renew the committee’s essence as it lacked vision and activities. She has succeeded in this goal perfectly.

In addition to her Coordinator position, she is offered the position of coordinator of the General Students’ Association of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (AGEFLESH). She sees this position as a major challenge as her mission is to give back the luster the Association has lost in recent years. She believes that she has succeeded, through her involvement, in restoring the association’s positive image due to the positive perception of it that the students now have today.

After a little more than a year of involvement in the Women’s Committee and the Student Association, she tries quietly to withdraw from the coordination of these groups in order to prepare her future and succession. However, she still plays an important role as an advisor to them.

Because of her constant need to get involved and to bring her personal touch to several projects, Aude-Sophie wanted to get involved in another organization. She is currently co-organizer of the Applied Policy Circle, a student initiative of the Bachelor of Applied Policies. She and her team organize meetings, discussions and events for students and faculty members. She is, moreover, in the final preparations of an event that is particularly dear to her heart – Women and Politics – which will put to work two things that deeply motivate her.

Congratulations Aude-Sophie for your involvement at different levels and good continuation in your community projects!


Chelsea is now in her fourth and final year at Bishop’s University. Her academic career has been highlighted by her involvement and determination. Chelsea will graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a Double Minor in English language and Entrepreneurship. She will receive an honourable mention for her academic journey!

For Chelsea, her academic career was not only a matter of obtaining a diploma; it was much more than that. During her High School years at Alexander Galt, she became involved in her student association as president. That experience was repeated a few years later when she was elected president of the student association at Champlain College.

During her second year at Bishop’s University, Chelsea tried her luck in the student council and was elected vice-president for academic issues. She held that position for two years, during which time she worked on two major projects. During her first year in office, she became particularly concerned about the mental health of the university’s students. Indeed, they have grueling Fall and Spring semesters because of the impossibility for students to take summer classes. She thus put in place a motion in order to revive summer classes and lighten the fall and spring semesters. This has proven to be a success as it is now much easier for students to access them.

In her second year as academic vice-president, she tried to transform the learning structure to promote academic success. She wished to make student assistance services available in the form of mentoring in order to accompany students in difficulty, or students who require the help of mentors to carry out certain assignments. This desire to help students has been a great realization ever since the program was set and it’s still in place and functional today.

At the beginning of her last academic year, Chelsea was ready for new challenges. She ran for president of the Students’ Representative Council, a position she obtained! She set herself the objective of re-establishing the association’s constitution in order to make it more exhaustive and accessible to students. To do so, she set up a group of students who now help her in this arduous but necessary process. She is extremely proud of the accomplishments she has made over the years and is very grateful to all the other students who have worked closely with her.

In addition to her classes, Chelsea dedicates no fewer than 25 to 30 hours to her involvement in the Students’ Representative Council. Her availability, her experience, her background, and her knowledge make her a committed and determined young woman. The main motivation for her involvement is to always leave a personal touch in everything she does. She believes that everyone, without exception, is able to find their place in community involvement. The important thing is to find something that fascinates us!

Congratulations Chelsea for all of your accomplishments, we wish you great success in your future projects!


Mathias is a 4th year high school student at the College Rivier of Coaticook who lives in Sainte-Edwidge-de-Clifton. Full of ambition, he plans to continue his studies at the Cégep of Sherbrooke and afterwards go to university in hopes of getting a bachelor in Civil Engineering. This path he wants to follow is influenced by the work his father does. Mathias has been passionate about the construction of all sorts of objects since he was young. It’s his father who taught him different abilities in construction.

Younger, he built cabins and trailers for his bikes. Last summer, at the age of 15, Mathias wanted to take on a major challenge. He started building a camping trailer. He began his project with a trailer that his grandfather gave him and kept only the skeleton of the structure.  The walls, the ceiling, the counters, the table, the benches and the bed have all been done by him. In order to make his trailer more spacious, he lengthened it by eight feet. This kind of achievement is not typical for a young man in high school!

In addition to this big project, Mathias is also known for his involvement at school. He participates in the maintenance of the College Rivier with a team of volunteers. He is also contributes in the organization and management of certain events that his high school does, such as the lobster supper or the brunches.

Mathias plays for the College’s hockey team. He has been playing with the Griffons of the College Rivier for the past four seasons.

His participation in these different activities at school is motivated by the feeling of cohesion that he is developing with other students and the faculty members. The dynamism, which reigns at the College Rivier, is also a motivation for this citizen.

Mathias is actively involved in the Expo of the Valley of Coaticook. He is part of the very big team of volunteers that make this event possible.

This young man has a lot of ambition and does everything to achieve his goals and dreams. He finds solutions to all the problems that lie in front of him in order to carry out his projects. His humility and down-to-earth side unarguably help him achieve his accomplishments such as the major renovation of his trailer. These qualities are also helpful when he gets involved in his community.

Congratulations Mathias for your initiatives and your contribution in your high school!


Aude-Sophie is a third-year undergraduate student in Applied Political Studies. Her desire for involvement and dedication is not new. Starting in High school, she enrolled in an International Education Program and accumulated volunteer hours in various organizations.

After her High School studies, Aude-Sophie wanted to get involved more seriously. It was then that she joined the Cégep de Sherbrooke Student Music Association. Having assumed a secondary role during her career at the CEGEP, she felt ready to take on a more important role. Despite her shyness, she wanted to make her ideas known and have greater influence within the groups where she is involved.

During her first semester at the University of Sherbrooke, she could not find the motivation she had hoped for. Then, in the midst of her second semester, she decided to get involved in the Women’s Committee in order to find a more stimulating reason to attend University. She consequently held the position of Communication Officer. She quickly became ready to take on new challenges in the Committee and assumed thereafter the position of Coordinator. She wished to renew the committee’s essence as it lacked vision and activities. She has succeeded in this goal perfectly.

In addition to her Coordinator position, she is offered the position of coordinator of the General Students’ Association of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (AGEFLESH). She sees this position as a major challenge as her mission is to give back the luster the Association has lost in recent years. She believes that she has succeeded, through her involvement, in restoring the association’s positive image due to the positive perception of it that the students now have today.

After a little more than a year of involvement in the Women’s Committee and the Student Association, she tries quietly to withdraw from the coordination of these groups in order to prepare her future and succession. However, she still plays an important role as an advisor to them.

Because of her constant need to get involved and to bring her personal touch to several projects, Aude-Sophie wanted to get involved in another organization. She is currently co-organizer of the Applied Policy Circle, a student initiative of the Bachelor of Applied Policies. She and her team organize meetings, discussions and events for students and faculty members. She is, moreover, in the final preparations of an event that is particularly dear to her heart – Women and Politics – which will put to work two things that deeply motivate her.

Congratulations Aude-Sophie for your involvement at different levels and good continuation in your community projects!