3:30 a.m., Oct. 29)
Orleans Bengals mentor receives Mayor's City Builder Award
By Fred Sherwin
Bellefeuille lives, breaths and bleeds Orleans Bengals black
Bellefeuille is presented with the Mayor's
Community Builders Award by his worship Mayor
Jm Watson. Photo supplied
communications strategist with Health Canada by day, he's
volunteered more than 1,000 hours to the minor football
club during the evenings and weekends as a coach and mentor
to the Bengals players.
dedication to the Bengals organization has extended beyond
coaching to fundraising, safe-contact training for coaches,
and helping players access academic advancement opportunities
in the form of athletic scholarships.
Bellefeuilles' proudest accomplishment has been in securing
sustainable funding for the Bengals' award-winning "Be
A Bengal, Not A Bully" program.
program helps participants identify and recognize risk
factors like social isolation, financial barriers or having
friends who bully, and teaches them how to avoid being
his volunteer contributions to the Bengals football club
and its players, Bellefeuille was presented with the Mayor's
Community Builders Award before Wednesday's city council
was nominated for the award by "Be A Bengal, Not
A Bully" director Tammy Copp.
commitment to service delivery is truly excellent as are
his results. Aldège provides as much attention
to the small, day to day details (i.e. smiling warmly
and greeting everyone by their first name) as he does
to the large scale initiatives that shape our community,"
Copp wrote in her nomination letter.
excellence in service delivery is most commonly understood
to be that friendly face that greets you at the field,
there is a level of behind the scenes service delivery
that is just as important. Aldège understands the
safety imperatives behind annual helmet certifications,
inventory updates to ensure unsafe equipment is serviced
or removed from circulation and long before amateur football
made it a requirement; Aldège was raising funds
to ensure coaches were receiving safe contact training."
comes by his love of football naturally. His brother Michel
Bellefeuille was the former head coach of the Hamilton
Ticats and is the current offensive coordinator of the
Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
will be pacing the sidelines this Saturday as the Orleans
Bengals mosquito team goes for the NCAFA B-Cup championship.
story was made possible thanks to the generous support
of our local business partners.)
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