Rosemère honours young athletes for outstanding achievements
Rosemère mayor Eric Westram and some members of town council are seen here during the town’s recent guestbook signing ceremony in the atrium at the public library.

(NSN) As part of an official signing of the guestbook in the library’s atrium last week, the Town of Rosemère wanted to highlight the outstanding sports achievements of eight young athletes from Rosemère, including seven who participated in the 54th Finals of the winter Jeux du Québec and another who made history in the field of women’s golf.

Outstanding athletes

“I am very impressed with the dedication and discipline shown by these young people on a daily basis,” said Mayor Eric Westram. “Rosemère is very proud to have among its residents athletes who stand out on the national and international scene.”

The signing ceremony took place on June 19 with the young athletes and their families. Mahée Bellemare (gymnastics), Émile Cloutier (diving), Olivier Desrosiers (fencing), Samuel Lachance (boys’ hockey), Frédérick Maltais (boys’ hockey), Samuel Philippe (speed skating) and Jeanne Renaud (girls’ hockey) were proud to represent the Town of Rosemère in Quebec City from March 1-9, 2019.

An elite golfer

Émile Cloutier won a silver and a bronze medal in diving 1 and 3 metres. Olivier Desrosiers won two gold medals in fencing (individual and team). Jeanne Renaud won a gold medal in girls’ hockey. As for Brigitte Thibault, she was recruited by Golf Canada to join a group of 17 elite athletes who are part of one of the national amateur and junior Team Canada teams in 2019.

Thibault is the first Canadian golfer to take part in the first Augusta National Women’s Amateur Tournament, bringing together the best amateur female golfers in the world. The Fresno State University student had the chance to play on Augusta National’s fairways on the same course used during the Masters Tournament. She joins the Amateur Team as a rookie, after having competed in three finals and scoring among the top 10.