2013 Speaker's listPresident, Transport de Clare Society
Born in Meteghan ,Digby County Nova Scotia Claredon Robicheau comes from a family of 6 siblings, 4 including himself are wheelchair users.
Because he was only afflicted by Muscular Dystrophy at age 19 he feels privileged to have played hockey, baseball and was a licensed Scuba diver. Graduating from St Mary’s University with a Bachelor of Commerce was a great deal for him along with working for a bank in New Brunswick for 12 years.
In 1993 he moved back to his hometown and now enjoys being a full time volunteer with the Lions Club 20 years, Council of Canadians with Disabilities 6 years, Regional Health board 4 years, Nova Scotia League for Equal Opportunities 19 years and was a member of the NS poverty working group. In 1996 he was the founder & pioneer of Nova Scotia’s first community based transportation programs, Le Transport de Clare Society in the municipality of Clare and in 2012 they expanded their services to the rest of Digby County. He remains president and unwaged manager for 17 years and the board of directors were pleased to recently hire its first manager in training. There are now 14 such programs in N.S. and he credits many community minded people for that growth. In 2002 he was the recipient of Her Majesty the Queen Golden Jubilee Medal and in 2012 silver medal.