Lyne Raymond says she is pleased to serve on the board of Dialogue NB because she sees it as an opportunity to contribute at the provincial level to advance the exchanges between the two major linguistic communities.
Lyne’s connection with Dialogue NB started in 2004 when she served as vice-president for official languages of the 2003 Bathurst-Campbellton Canada Winter Games Host Society.
The group did everything possible to make the event a bilingual experience and won rave reviews from the athletes and coaches in attendance. As a result, the organizing committee was presented with the Lieutenant-Governor’s Prix Dialogue Award in 2004 for their work in promoting linguistic harmony.
Lyne describes the role as a wonderful experience of which she was proud to be a part. Through the ambitious initiative her committee was instrumental in showcasing the eagerness of the community’s citizens to embrace and celebrate the linguistic harmony that exists in the region and throughout the province.
Lyne currently maintains a private law practice with the firm of Humphrey Raymond based in Campbellton with a branch office in her home community of Kedgwick.
A graduate of the Université de Montréal and the Université de Moncton, Lyne was called to the Québec Bar in 1993 and to the New Brunswick Bar in 1995.
During her free time she enjoys activities with her family and volunteering. She currently sits on boards and committees of numerous organizations at the local and provincial levels.
"In many parts of the world people feel that their culture is dictated to them. We have passed that point of view in New Brunswick. We have chosen to have not one, but two main cultures, and to accept them as something worth cherishing."