Edifice Paul-Brasseur, 10 Saint-Jean-Baptiste street, Rigaud
Saturday, September 26
9 h - Doors will open to welcome you and you will be able to visit different exhibits until 17h00. A registration table will be labelled for you to sign in and receive greetings.
11 h to 12 h The Annual Meeting will be held at the same location.
12 h to 13 - h Lunch on your own. Various restaurants are located nearby; the names and addresses of these will be supplied to you in the welcoming package.
13 h 30 to 17 h - For those interested, an historic bus tour to Perrot Island, Vaudreuil-Dorion and Saint-Lazare will be provided. Please reserve if you will partake in this tour as we need a minimum number of people to book the bus. We have selected sites that are easily accessible. Weather permitting, we will visit a certain type of garden. A bit of a surprise! Hence comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
17 h to 18 h 30 - Free time for appetisers, Coffee Corner and social time.
18 h 30 - A hot meal will be served in the Pierre-Brasseur hall and will be followed by live entertainment provided by Martin Houle, son of Gisèle Séguin.
You will find space in the hall for what we call a Coffee Corner. A Board Member will be there to gather your ideas about the future of the Association... There is some discussion about a trip to France in 2016. Would that be of interest to you? Would you be willing to receive the magazine La Séguinière by e-mail rather than a hard copy through Canada Post? How can we find more people to write and submit magazine articles? Do we have enough article editors and translators for the coming years?
Please note that in 2017, Boucherville will be hosting us for their 350th anniversary. Please bring your questions and your comments as we need them for our promising future.
2013 Annual meeting of the Association of the Séguin d’Amérique (ASA)
Clarence-Rockland, Ontario - June 21, 22 et 23 2013
In 1868 a mill was built by William Cameron Edwards on the Outaouais river, followed by a train station for the Grand Trunk Railroad, in 1888. Edward who owned the lumber cutting rights in the region, was the first builder. He named the town as he did because of the region’s rock formations. The town of Clarence-Rockland is the result of two entities joined into one on January 1st. 1998. It covers the original Rockland and the old township of Clarence which included the villages of Bourget, Hammond, Saint-Pascal-Baylon, Clarence-Point, Clarence Creek, Cheney and Forest Hill. The town has a population of more than 21 000 inhabitants, of which 75% are francophones.
Friday June 21:
9:30 am. to 4:30 pm. 687 Laurier street, Rockland.
An optional visit of the Clarence-Rockland museum for the early arrivals.
5:00 pm. Registration at the Inn.
Supper on your own.
8:00 pm. Storyteller Marc Scott
Saturday June 22:
9:00 am. to 10:00 am. Registration at the inn
10:00 am. to 11:00 am. Annual meeting
11:00 am to 1:30 pm Lunch on your if you don’t take le guided tours
11:00 am to 1:00 pm Lunch at Maison Xin
1:30 pm. to 3:00 pm. Guided tours Ferme Malo St-Pascal Baylon
6:30 pm. Dinner - Hot meal (menu available in June)
8:00 pm. The awarding of trophies and other tokens of recognition, followed by an evening with Louis
and Célyne Séguin.
Option - A visit of the museum between 1:00 pm and 4:30 pm
Sunday June 23:
10:00 am. Mass at the Holy Trinity church in Rockland.
11:00 am. to 12:30 pm. Guided tour of the church and rectory, both recognized as historical sites.
Option: A visit of the museum between 1:00 pm. and 4:30 pm.
Lunch on your own. - Have a safe return home
2010 Annual meeting of the Association of the Séguin d’Amérique (ASA)
Edifice Paul-Brasseur, 10 Saint-Jean-Baptiste
Rigaud was the
birthplace of the Association des Séguin
d’Amérique. We took our first steps there and
it was fitting that we celebrate our 20th
anniversary in that spot.
beautiful colors during this thanksgiving
weekend added to the celebration. The mountain
resembled a flowered garden inviting the
was spent in friendly meetings. What a pleasure
to get together once again! We visited
different booths: genealogy, La Séguinière and
One booth drew my
attention. André Quesnel produced a DVD which
relates the history of the Rising who became
Raizenne’s. Their posterity is very important.
In another booth there is a DVD for sale which
was prepared by Jean Dion which contains the
first 75 copies of La Séguinière.
We also had the
good idea of asking the Séguin’s for a display
of family photos, ancient writings, family
trees, etc., all of which were shown on
To stretch our
legs and become aware of the different sources
of Séguin’s from Rigaud, Pauline Séguin-Garçon
#034 prepared a walking rally. She had to be
well informed to do so. Over sixty Séguin’s
suppertime. The five-course banquet was served
by the St. Henri Sugar shack from Sainte-Marthe.
The Séguin’s were well satisfied. During the
meal, Louis Séguin, musician and singer, and his
daughter Celine sang songs that we like to sing.
They continued during the evening.
The moment we had
been anxiously anticipating arrived – the giving
of the “François” awards. We learned at the end
of a short biography that Sister Thérèse Séguin,
Sister of St. Anne, won this honor. This big-hearted
and devoted woman spent a large part of her life
in Haiti, her second home. The Haitians who
knew her loved her dearly. You can read the
write-up on Sister Thérèse in this Séguinière.
is in store. We wanted to honor five Seguin’s
who kept the Séguinière alive. They received a
lovely frame which certified that they are
models for the greater Séguin family to imitate
and that they have excelled in the publishing of
the journal. The recipients were:
Séguin-Garçon #034 who inherited a large part of
the workload left by the deceased Raymond Séguin
#002. She is responsible for the journal
running well as well as its contents. This is a
#001, first president and founder of the
association, is a great help due to her
experience and memories
Gisèle Tranchemontagne-Lefebvre #005 is a Séguin on both sides from her mother and her paternal
grandmother. She has journalistic experience
and we enjoy her articles.
Dorais #191 researches the Séguin’s from
original sources and her work is always
professional and meticulous. She is also a
literary and artistic critic.
#030 writes a few articles and like the previous
four, corrects texts for the Séguinière. This
French teacher gives judicious advice to the
The journal team
thanks the members of the council and
recognition committee of the ASA for their token
attended mass on Sunday morning at Ste.
Madeleine church in Rigaud. Reverend Rolland
Demers presided. In his sermon, the pastor
asked the Séguin’s to thank God for what they
received and to use their talents to contribute
A general meeting
was held after mass. The president, Nicole
Séguin #253, led the assembly. She requested a
moment of silence in memory of those who are no
longer with us. The treasurer, Lucette Séguin
#1060, followed with a financial statement that
included a small surplus. She also acknowledged
that expenses are constantly increasing.
Séguin-Garçon would like to attract young people
to the association. Please send us your ideas!
We enjoyed the
presence of Jeanne Petit (Carmen Séguin of
Stratford, ON) and François Séguin (Gérard
Séguin of Val-des-Monts).
Many thanks and
congratulations to Jacqueline Séguin #012 and
her team who organized this memorable weekend.
Adhémar Séguin #030
Translation: Margaret Endacott-Séguin#142