Fagnon named Citizen of the Year

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April 28, 2016 12:00 AM

Lions Club member Glenn Fagnon was the guest speaker at one the club's regular meetings at Murphy's Restaurant on Monday, after which he was surprised with the 2016 Citizen of the Year award.

It started off as a regular Lions Club meeting, this time with member Glenn Fagnon as the guest speaker, showing up to talk about the Care-A-Van Society, something which he was instrumental in organizing.
Monday’s event at Murphy’s Restaurant was a bit of a ruse, however, and after he was finished his speech Fagnon was presented with the Lions Club Citizen of the Year award.
“It’s amazing, I’m really humbled,” said Fagnon after receiving the award.
“I certainly wasn’t expecting it and it was just a complete surprise—it’s fantastic—I love this city and it’s just great to be part of it.”
Fagnon has been active in the community since he arrived in Lloydminster more than 25 years ago,  when he joined the Chamber of Commerce, taking the presidential seat within five years of serving.
He also played a big role in fundraising for the Servus Sports Centre when the facility was in its beginning stages and he sat for a number of years on the Community Lottery Board.
Throughout the years Fagnon spent time with the Lloydminster Economic Development Corporation, the Rotary Club, the Handi-Van Society and KidSport, to name a few more.
To meet the criteria for the award one has to prove themselves as contributors to the community in non-paid or voluntary roles, and if the above list is any indication, Fagnon is more than qualified.
Lions Club member Vic Juba, chairman of the Citizen of the Year committee, explained a bit as to the significance of the award and Fagnon’s right to take it home this year.
“There are 30,000 people in Lloydminster and it’s a singular award; we’re picking one person out of that big crowd of people that we recognize for what their doing for our community in Lloydminster and Area,” Juba said.
“We talked about some of the personal things that have happened where he went over and above the norm—he’s just a great individual.”
After the event, as a bit of a side note, owner and operator of Li’l Tykes Dayhome of Marshall, Sk. Elizabeth Sproull presented the Lions Club with a cheque donation of $500.

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