This last summer I had the privilege of working with MWCN – Montérégie West Community Network thanks to the Service Canada Summer Job Program. The summer began by packing up boxes as we prepared to move the offices to its new location on Cardinal-Léger in Pincourt. It was fun to see how this all played out and how fast we were able to settle in.
Later I enjoyed meeting with the seniors on a weekly basis as I joined the Marching Monday walking group. Preparing for the different activities with the seniors and also with the youth was fun and helped me to put my creative juices to work. Writing the weekly email – whacky Wednesday and also articles for the Southwest Voice publication was enjoyable because I love to write.
My eyes have been opened to the capability of people honestly working for the needs of a community and how MWCN embodies community spirit and togetherness wholeheartedly.
This job may have been a summer job for a student at first, but as the weeks went by, I realized I did not want my time here to simply be for a job but to improve on the quality of life for the people in the community.
I had to say a bittersweet goodbye to the MWCN community that I have become close to during my time here since I am going back to school in September. I am still awaiting the final decision about whether my classes will be in person, online, or a mix of both. However, this goodbye is not forever as I will put my name down to be a volunteer and helper for MWCN. I do not want to lose touch with the fantastic people that I have come to know during my time at MWCN.
I have been searching for an organization that would be a good fit for me: I have found that within MWCN. I am happy to have had the opportunity to work for MWCN since it is an organization determined and focused on helping people connect with their community and giving access to the information catered to their needs. When I look back on everything we have done during my time here, I cannot help but feel fulfilled from everything we have done and what is to come at MWCN in the future. In closing I feel that this quote from George Bernard Shaw best relays my sentiment at this time: “I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live.”
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