Academic Dean Peter Ross
(and MC for the event) welcomes all those present.
Next, Dean Nancy Wargny
(left) spoke warmly of her association with Shirley.
Long-time friends and
colleagues Marilyn Bicher (left) and
Judith Lermer Crawley (right) were next to honour Shirley.
Some of Shirley's family
members are seen here listening to the outpouring of accolades.
Shirley's friend and former
student Doreen Rice (at left)
pays homage to both a great teacher and a great friend.
One of Shirley's best
friends, Janet Torge (left) regales the assembled
crowd with humourous and poignant tales of their many years together.
Next, Phys Ed teacher
Guy Quinn read a poem that he wrote which was included in the
original nomination package that was sent to the selection committee
on Shirley's behalf.
Finally, Director General
Michael Macchiagodena presented a gift to Shirley as a token
of Vanier College's appreciation of the many fine years of exemplary
work she's given.
Shirley gave a wonderful
acceptance speech that moved those present.
A wide view of the Board
Room where the reception was held.
Shirley poses for a shot with her proud mother and aunt who
were among several of her family members in attendance.
A lovely buffet lunch
was served after the official presentations.
Shirley poses with good
friend and Vanier teacher Janice Paquette.
On the left is Doreen
Rice who gave a highly enjoyed presentation during the ceremony.
A group shot of Shirley's
family and close friends who attended the event.
Shirley views a display
board covered with photos taken by her long
time friend and Vanier Photography teacher Judith Lermer Crawley.
see the photo display board below.
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