John Curry, Stittsville News
October 3, 2017
Helene Rivest of Stittsville has been honoured by the Richmond Fair.
She has received the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies (O.A.A.S.) agricultural service award for outstanding and dedicated volunteer service to the Richmond Agricultural Society.
She has been involved with a number of events at the fair including the heavy horse show, the demolition derby, the quilt show, admissions, and cleanup after the fair.
Helene was recruited to help out at the annual fair by general manager Dale Greene and his late wife Marlene Greene.
In receiving the O.A.A.S. agricultural service award at this year’s fair, Helene noted that Dale and Marlene had promised to keep her busy in her volunteer work with the fair, and this has proven to be the case. She said that she receives so many jobs to do over fair week that the whole week ends up being filled with work.
But she is not complaining, Indeed, in her remarks, she noted that Richmond Fair week is “my favourite week by far for the whole year”.
She said that when she was growing up, her parents instilled in her the need for people to help out in their community and this is what she tries to do.