Meet Me at the PMFRC

Meet Me at the PMFRC

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Introducing Lorraine Lacombe

Lorraine works at The Family Centre on the North Side and is usually the first person that members and their families will meet when they visit at the PMFRC. 

Whether you are stopping by to do your clear-in -- or to find out more about the services the PMFRC has to offer -- Lorraine is happy to help however she can.

Name: Lorraine Lacombe
Position: Information Services Assistant
 

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How long have you worked for the PMFRC
I have been affiliated with the PMFRC since 2001. I started working at the front desk at the North Side as a volunteer, then became a permanent casual employee. Eight years ago, I was transferred to Family Centre as a full-time employee.
 
Tell me about your background (experience, education, etc.)
I started working right after graduating from high school. Being bilingual, I was often asked to work the front desk.  I enjoyed it so much that I decided to make a career out of it.  I have well over 30 years of experience working in customer service.
 
What is your favorite part about working for the PMFRC?
My favorite part of working at the PMFRC is being able to help people in their transition to a new community.
 
What is your greatest accomplishment or proudest moment working for the PMFRC?
I have been given a number of opportunities to train new casual staff.  It makes me very proud to be able to share my knowledge with them.
 
Where you from and what brought you to Petawawa? How long have you live here?
I am originally from Montreal, born and raised.  I used to be married to a military member and that is what brought me to Petawawa.  I have been living here since 2001.
 
What advice do you have for families transitioning to Petawawa?
Petawawa is a community with a lot to offer, and the PMFRC has so many programs available.  My advice to any new family arriving in Petawawa is to get out there and explore this beautiful area.
 
What is your favorite thing about living in the area? What is your favorite thing to do in the winter? The summer?
I found people in this area to be friendly and welcoming. I am not much of a winter person, but I do look forward to the annual Santa Claus Parade. In the summer, I enjoy sitting at the beach and reading a good book.