Lyne Bessette on board BCHS

Patricia Lavoie 

The Brome County Historical Society, (BCHS) has just appointed Lyne Bessette as a new member to its board of directors. 

“I am delighted and honoured to have been invited to sit on the BCHS board. It will be a privilege and a pleasure to participate in the promotion of the Brome Lake Museum and archives,” affirms Ms. Bessette. 

Lyne has an extraordinary record as an athlete. She won the gold medal at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in cycling. No less impressive is her prestigious position as a 10-time Canadian champion and her participation in two Olympic Games (2000, 2004). She was a gold medalist at the 2012 Paralympic Games as a tandem pilot for Robbi Weldon, an athlete who is blind. From 2019 to 2021, Ms Bessette played a key role in the region’s political scene while serving as a federal member of parliament for the riding of Brome-Missisquoi with the Liberal Party. Among her many occupations, Lyne Bessette is currently an event organizer at the Vélodrome Sylvan Adams – Centre multisports Desjardins. 

“We are delighted to have Lyne Bessette sit on the board of directors of BCHS. Her impressive background inspires. A true Townshipper, Lyne is an excellent ambassador who listens to the needs of the community and knows how to mobilize people around a cause that is close to her heart,” said Alan Eastley, President of BCHS.