Velma Robichaud to counsel clients at Wellington Rural Action Centre

velmarobichaudlowresWELLINGTON – Sept. 9, 2015 – Velma Robichaud is extremely happy to take on the position of client information officer at the Wellington Rural Action Centre, which falls under the supervision of RDÉE Prince Edward Island (one of her former employers). She is looking forward to welcome and assist community organizations wishing assistance in developing their new projects as well as people wishing to start or expand a business.

She will soon replace Ève-Alexandra St-Laurent, who is staying on for a few days to help integrate Robichaud into her new position.

A dyed-in-the-wool Acadian from Chéticamp, N.S., Velma moved to PEI several years ago. She lives in St. Raphael with her husband Wayne.

Since her arrival on PEI, she has always worked in community development. She worked a few years at the Centre Belle-Alliance in client services. She was then manager of the Centre Expo-Festival, executive director of the Conseil de développement coopératif, co-op development officer for RDÉE Prince Edward Island and finally assistant director then interim director of the Conseil scolaire-communautaire Évangéline.

Over the years, Velma had the opportunity to act in various productions both in Nova Scotia and PEI. On the Island, she performed in the dinner-theatre “La Cuisine à Mémé” and more recently in the plays “La petite orpheline” and “Les insécurités de Jean Rhubarbe”. She also participated in the improv shows “La Boucane dans la cabane”.

Those wishing to contact Robichaud to set an appointment can either call her at 902-854-3439, Ext. 228, or email her at