2013 : L'Isle-Verte, QC

L'Isle Verte 2013

A warm welcome
In an enchanting site, almost 70 people have registered at the reunion at L'Isle-Verte 16 and 17 August 2013 welcomed by Martine Saindon and husband Lea Vachon.
Sylvaine Lebel, Daniel Saindon and their family, guests, had done everything to receive us warmly to their family sugar shack recently restarted.

  • On Friday, a generous wine and cheese from Fromagerie des Basques de Trois-Pistoles was served. All were happy to meet again in particular Rosary Saindon, uncle of Daniel, absent since some meetings because of health problems. Our Dean is doing very well as he announces that he will go to the moose hunting this fall.
  • Saturday morning visit to a local company for Assembly of metal parts (XMetal).
  • Roland Saindon, Denise Laflamme, Martine Saindon and Lea Vachon at the home.
  • Linda, Raynald, Sylvaine, Juliette, Olier, Sylvie and Daniel, our guests.

Miniature horses

  • Saturday afternoon, the highlight of the meeting, visit of the team of miniature horses and the beautiful garden of Sylvaine and Daniel that have described us interesting detail the characteristics of their horses, how they came to develop their passion and their activities including competitions and parades. For example, they were engaged by the Cirque du Soleil in July, they will participate in the Expo. Montmagny the following week and the famous Festival Western de St - Tite then.

The exhibition
The exhibition had a great success thanks to Raymonde, Suzanne and André Saindon, Louise Camirand and Céline Saindon-Duchesne. Thank you all. It is likely to repeat more often.

  • Andrée Thinel and Raymonde Saindon
  • André Saindon

Tribute to Real Saindon
A special tribute was paid to Real Saindon for the services he has rendered to the Association as a Director and organizer of the reunion and the Marathon des Deux Rives where the Association was ranked in first place

The annual meeting
At the annual meeting, the President, Diane Saindon, reported the difficulties encountered the Governing Council this year due to lack of strength.
All Board positions have been filled. It is currently composed of Roland, President, Martine, Vice-President, Gisele, Secretary, Fernand, Treasurer and Suzanne Saindon, administrator. Note that newly elected, Gisèle, Suzanne and Roland have already served the CA. Thanks for their generosity.
Followed an excellent meal served by the usual caterer of the sugar maple. There were many awards of presence and a circulation of various items, including beautiful artisanal confections.

The two winners of the contest of scholarships VIKI Du-Bois-de-Nevele (1st prize) and William Martin (2nd Prize) have been proclaimed by Martine Saindon. Blanche Saindon, their great-grandmother received their award on their behalf.

Homecoming 2014
Fernand Saindon announced that the next reunion will take place during the Congress World Acadian 22-23-24 August 2014 in Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac, sector Cabano. André and Real Saindon volunteered to help in the Organization of the Association program that will be developed during the autumn.

  • Sincere thanks to our hosts for their generosity and their availability because, in addition, they received the Association of the Lebel the following week.