In 2016, the Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital Foundation established an important recognition volunteering program called the George Bristol Award for Volunteering Excellence.
George James Bristol (1926 – 2015) was a dedicated friend and supporter of the BMP Foundation. In 1988, Mr. Bristol – at that time municipal Councillor for the West Brome District of the Town of Brome Lake – organised a benefit dinner for the BMP Hospital. This spaghetti dinner would become an annual fundraising event. Over the years, the activity took different formulas from the Mayors Brunch & Dinner, to the BMP Hospital Brunch & Roast Beef Dinner, and more recently the BMP Brunch.
The George Bristol Award for Volunteering Excellence aims to develop, sustain, and appropriately recognize outstanding volunteerism in support of the BMP Hospital and Foundation. This award will be given on an annual basis to one or more individuals who have displayed a longstanding and exceptional involvement.
The vitality, strength, and sustainability of the BMP Foundation lie in the active and sustained participation of volunteers.