Giving back to community builders

Giving back to community builders

Record Staff


On Saturday, July 15, Fernand Courchesne organized an inclusive ascent of Mont Orford for 89-year-old Donald Lizotte, former police chief (1970 to 1980).

Fernand Courchesne is a health care worker who provides home care in Magog. For the past three years, after a major change in his life and a return to fitness, he has carried out a number of sporting challenges and fundraisers linked to the inclusion of people with functional limitations in sporting.

For the recent Mont Orford hike, Courchesne enlisted the help of police officers from the Régie de police de Memphrémagog (RPM) to join the climbing team for the event.

Despite a busy weekend for the RPM due to the TriMemphré, three members of the organization gladly accepted, including current RPM director Mario Leblanc.

It was quite a surprise for Lizotte, who was not aware that police officers would be taking part in the activity, until a patrol car arrived on the scene with the team!

Despite his frail health, Lizotte enjoys getting out his home and being social. It’s what

what he misses most in his daily life.

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