by Ashley Paul, Membertou Communications

Joan Paul; Lifetime Achievement Award. Photo by Deanna Joe

On February 12, community members gathered at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre for Membertou’s Annual Shrove Tuesday Celebration and Awards Banquet. The awards banquet allows community members to reward and show appreciation to those who have excelled in the community. The evening began with a great performance by Membertou’s Elementary school students singing O’Canada in Mi’kmaq followed by the opening prayer from Viola Christmas.

Male sportsperson of the year was 13 year old, honour student Peter Jason Googoo. Peter is active in many sports but excels in running and has taken part in many five kilometer marathons.

Brother and sister Tuma and Carmen Stevens both won male and female sports persons of the year. Tuma, a g ...

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