Isabelle Charest, MNA for Brome-Missisquoi, presented Maxence Parrot, Olympian and snowboarder from Bromont, with Quebec’s National Assembly medal for his influence within Brome-missisquoi, his athletic successes, for his courage, determination, and resilience, and the example it sets for all Quebecers.
Parrot participated in the Pyeongchang Olympic Games in Feb. 2018 where he won a silver medal in snowboarding at the Slopestyle event.
The athlete was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma on Dec. 21, 2018, excluding him from any participation in sports competitions. Eight months later, he won first place at the Big Air event at the Summer X Games in Oslo.
The National Assembly medal is awarded by the MNA to people of different backgrounds who, through their career, their work or their commitment, deserve recognition of all members of the National Assembly and society.
Parrot’s name will be included in the list of recipients of the National Assembly. It is an honour that is rare, with the last medal notably being awarded to author Louise Penny in 2018.