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Dans la rue’s team was very proud to be at Quebec’s National Assembly Wednesday, March 28th for the awarding of the Reconnaissance Jeunesse prizes for 2017-2018. The newly created Emmett-Johns Award, established in honour of Pops and his dedication to helping youth, was awarded to Mr. François Grégoire, President and Executive Director of Forces AVENIR. Congratulations!

“Emmett Johns, “Pops,” would have been proud of this honour and would have liked to be here today to celebrate the recipients of the Prix Reconnaissance jeunesse who, all in their own way, are dedicated to helping their peers.

Pops’ name and heritage continue to inspire us and we hope that Emmett Johns, “Pops,” will also inspire all who will receive the award that bears his name. Congratulations to Mr. François Grégoire, winner of the very first Emmett-Johns Award, for your inspiring journey!”

Cécile Arbaud
Executive Director of Dans la rue