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Sharon Williston honoured to be latest to receive Cormier Chaisson award

Sharon Williston is all smiles after being named the latest winner of the Stephanie Cormier Chaisson Memorial Leadership Award on Friday.
Sharon Williston is all smiles after being named the latest winner of the Stephanie Cormier Chaisson Memorial Leadership Award on Friday. - Frank Gale

While Sharon Williston never met Stephanie Cormier Chaisson, she felt honoured on Friday to receive the award named in her memory.

“I’ve heard what a great person Stephanie was and about all the volunteer work she did in the community, so to receive ‘her’ award is truly an honour,” she said on Friday after being presented the leadership award at an International Women’s Day event.

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In presenting the award, Brenda Dennis, a member of the board of directors of the Bay St. George Status of Women Council, said Williston is a true leader who understands the concepts of leadership.

“She describes leaders as someone who believes in possibilities and solutions, works with others to find solution to overcome obstacles and puts these solutions into action,” Dennis said of Williston.

She said Williston believes leaders don’t just attend meetings but take actions that bring opportunities for growth and development, not only of their communities but also of themselves.

Sharon Williston involvements:

 

Volunteer with Bay St. George Status of Women Council

Stephenville Winter Carnival Committee

Stephenville Lions Club board of directors

Melgignat Mi’kmaq Women’s Group vice-president

Newfoundland Aboriginal Women’s Network vice-president

Student council class representative at College of North Atlantic

Source: Bay St. George Status of Women Council

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