Community Profile- Tina Babin

Heritage Lower Saint Lawrence (HLSL) would like to welcome Rimouski new arrival Tina Babin. HLSL swooped in and hired Tina as the new Networking and Partnership Initiative (NPI) coordinator. She replaces Marie-Claude Giroux who is moving into the position of deputy director at HLSL.

HLSL adapted Proust Questionnaire

How does an American from Maine end up in the Lower Saint Lawrence?
I came here to be closer to my children and granddaughter. I lived here 22 years ago and then returned to the USA to be with my father when he got sick.

Did you know about poutine before you arrived in the Lower Saint Lawrence and if so, where is the best place to go?
Yes I knew about poutine before I arrived and the best one is at the Cantine de la Gare in Rimouski.

What are the biggest changes you have seen in Rimouski since you came back?
I would say the new construction of apartment buildings and the cost of living is way different than when I was here before.

What is your favorite place?
My favorite place is down by the pier. We go there almost every evening to see what boats have come in and it is peaceful near the water.

What is your favorite pastime?
My favorite pastime is riding around to new places I have never been before and discovering new routes or shortcuts to get to where I want to go. I also love to cook and crochet.  I find it very relaxing and satisfying.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
I find that spending quality time with my children is the perfect happiness for me.

Why did you apply for the job? And why are you the best person to do it?
I applied for this job because when I read on the website the mission and values it really spoke to me and I knew this was the job for me. I am a very positive and outgoing person, and I am a people person who loves working in a team and being able to meet new people in the community. Learning from others and helping others has always been a passion for me. It makes me feel good knowing that I have been able to help in some way or another.

What talent would you most like to have?
The talent that I would most like to being good in mechanics and woodwork.

What is your greatest achievement?
My greatest achievement I would say are my children, and how I raised them.

What is your motto?
My motto is everything happens for a reason.

Biggest regret?
My biggest regret is that I didn’t get the chance to spend more time with my dad while he was still alive.


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Tina Babin,
Networking and Partnership Initiative (NPI) coordinator