A Gold River resident is being recognized for her volunteer efforts.

Raymonde Brosseau received the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation Award on Tuesday. 

The award is given to civilians or veterans who show dedication and volunteer service to their local veteran community. Around 30 people across Canada receive the award every year. 

Rachel Blaney presented the award to Brosseau in Gold River. The presentation was attended by Brosseau’s family, Gold River mayor Brad Unger, local first responders, veterans and other community members. 

“It is people like Raymonde who make our communities as great as they are,” Blaney said.

“We all know that legions pay an important role in supporting our veterans, and she is one of the people who for years has gone above and beyond to ensure Gold River’s veterans and the whole community are well taken care of.”