The organizing committee for this year’s Canada Day celebrations in Sherbrooke has selected longtime Canada Day volunteer and community leader Robert Groulx as this year’s citizen emeritus. Groulx, who is a past recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Lieutenant Governor’s Medal, joins the likes of Sylvain Guertin and Mercedes Orellana as the person chosen by the organizers of the festivals as a prime example of what it means to be Canadian. “I’ve spent 57 years giving out honours to veterans, but I have trouble with receiving them.” Groulx told The Record, adding that he is proud and humbled by the committee’s choice. As a part of his role, the citizen of honour will speak at the traditional citizenship ceremony, which will happen this year at 3 p.m. Anita Lessard will serve as master of ceremonies for the event, for which Sherbrooke MP Pierre-Luc Dusseault has been chosen as honourary chairperson. See full story in the Friday, June 7 edition of The Record.