Annual meeting of the Association of the Séguin d’Amérique (ASA)
Welcome to Rigaud, Quebec, Saturday, September 26 2015
10, St-Jean-Baptiste Street, Rigaud, Quebec
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 St-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 Gisele 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.
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, St-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.
Annual meeting of the Association of the Séguin d’Amérique (ASA)
Welcome to Clarence-Rockland, Ontario. 21, 22, 23 of June 2013
The meetings and the Friday night event will be held at the River Rock Inn, where we have negotiated a special rate for you.When reserving do not forget to mention the group number 130621A in order to obtain the special rate.
The date limit for the reservations is the 22nd of May, 2013.
River Rock Inn, 2808, Chamberland St., Rockland, Ontario K4K 0B2
Telephone: 1-613-446-6710 or withour charge 1-855-446-6710
Price: Single or double occupancy - 114 $ tx not included
For each additional person - 10 $ tx not included
Another places: Motel Champlain Plantagenet, On (613)673-5220 ou 1-866-673-5220 (free). On route 174, 22 minutes from Rockland. Price simple or double:80 $ and 100$ txes not included.
Ottawa: L’Hotel Chimo situated 1199, rue Joseph Cyr. About 25 minutes from Rockland. (613) 744-1060. Price 135 $ -180 $ txs included.
(date limit 22 may 2013)
Program june 21,22,23 2013
At the River Rock Inn, 2808 Chamberland St., Rockland Ontario
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!
Annual Gathering 2010
Rigaud, QC 9 and 10 of October, 2010
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
It is now
suppertime. The five-course banquet was served
by the St. Henri Sugar shack from Ste. 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.
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.
For the first
time we know the date and place of the next
general meeting. The president, Nicole Séguin,
invites us all to her place in Trois-Rivières on
July 16, 2011. Please reserve this weekend.
Adhémar Séguin #030
Translation: Margaret Endacott-Séguin#142
La Calèche -
Jeanne Petit (Huguette Séguin-Huneault #1111) et
François Séguin (Gilles Chartrand #915)
For the second time,
the Séguin’s of America are getting together at La Calèche
in Sainte-Agathe des Monts, in the Laurentides. The place is
charming and the ambiance always excellent. The Séguin’s are
very happy to find themselves here again. How wonderful it
is to meet those Séguin’s who come from the four corners of
the horizon; Québec, Ontario, New-Brunswick, and the United
States. What a great family!
reception of Friday the 14th is warm. The ‘happy hour’ makes
the Séguin’s more talkative. In the evening, we leave to go
for an evening out to “Le Patriote” theater. The play:
“Scissors stabbings”, is a police interactive comedy. A
person, on the second floor of a beauty parlor has been
murdered; we are looking for the guilty party. Coming back
from the intermission, they ask the spectators if they have
found something dodgy. This interaction makes the play
most important part of our three days takes place on
Saturday afternoon. The rules of the association stipulate
that a general reunion takes place each year. Due to our
president, Nicole Séguin #253, who leads the assembly with
conviction, the reunion goes quite fast! First, one minute
of silence to remember this past year’s deceased and, more
so, for our genealogist, André Séguin #006. The president
recites a prayer composed by Marcel H. Séguin #513.
it is time for the reports of all the committees. “It was a
satisfying year”, says the president, despite the big
changes caused by the loss of very important members.
Following, the treasury, Lucette Séguin #1060, presents her
positive balance sheet, despite the loss of many members who
forget to pay their membership. The best way not to forget
would be to become a life member; in four years, you become
Pauline Séguin-Garçon #034, of La Séguinière, is asking, and
insisting, on getting more correspondents from various
regions. Let us not forget that our journal is the bond that
keeps us united.
Chartrand, of the souvenirs committee, is trying to sell
promotional articles before ordering new ones.
Board of Directors has enriched itself with two new members:
Gisèle Tranchemontagne-Lefebvre #005, and Alberta Séguin
#301. Our continuity is guaranteed!
eyes, the most important is coming; it is the handing over
of the “François” and the “Berger” trophies.
“François” is awarded to Lionel Séguin of
Très-Saint-Rédempteur, Qc. This ¨Séguin¨ has devoted himself
body and soul in his municipality, in the social and
sporting clubs. The teenagers owe him a great deal.
year, the Association is awarding two “Bergers”. The first
one is awarded to Jacqueline Séguin #012, who is working as
a board member and with various different committees since
the beginning of the Association. For the last two years,
she added the mailing of our journal to her regular work. We
hope she will keep her saying: “Here, I am, I believe in it,
I will stay”. Congratulations!
Association awards the second “Berger” to our regretted
genealogist, André Séguin #006, who put more than ten years
to gathered all the data to publish the Genealogic
Dictionary of the Séguin’s. The master of ceremony said it
took all of his courage to announce the posthumous “Berger”
of André Séguin.
“Bergers” trophies are unique pieces and are made by Marcel
H. Séguin. Each one of them is adapted to the person and all
of them have a meaning. Thank you, Marcel! All have
appreciated the humble and serious decorum of the ceremony.
Thank you to Réjean Séguin #265, and his committee.
Saturday; Oh, what an evening! Louis Séguin, musical
keyboard player, and his daughter, Céline, have sung the
most various songs to please all the people there. What
magnificent voices! Louis knows how to manipulate his
instrument to perfection. The Seguin’s, helped by a very
dynamic master of ceremony, Daniel Mercile, are dancing to
their taste. A few nice voices between the Séguin’s have
added a little bit of spice. Memorable evening!!!
Sunday, the Séguin’s can play various social games and the
goodbye lunch ends all activities. Thank you to the
organizing committee and to the authorities of La Calèche,
who know so well how to greet their guests.
year, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the
Association of the Séguin’s of America, the annual reunion
will take place in Rigaud, the cradle of the Association.
That enchanting place will have the pleasure of greeting you
at the period of the autumn colors. See you next year!
Adhémar Séguin #030
Traduit par Albert Séguin#301
Hotel - Ottawa, ON August 8-10, 2008
his year, the meeting was held
at the Chimo hotel,
in the national capital
of Ottawa. More than one hundred Séguin took part to reinforce the ties
and celebrate. One moment filled with emotion was handing-over the
“FRANÇOIS”. Réjean Séguin
#265 the candidates, sister Aline Séguin and
Colette Séguin #800 with a biograhy. All our
congratulations to these two selected members.
evening entertainment by Louis Séguin, clavierist/singer and his daughter
Céline, singer was a success. The Board is planning a trip to Louisiana in
2009. If you are interested in participating,
contact us. We will celebrate the 20th
the association in
2009 meeting remains to be determined, more
information will follow in the upcoming weeks, visit our page “the Expresses
Annual gathering 2007
Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts - QC,
August 24-26, 2007
The next annual meeting of the Association des Séguin
d’Amérique will take place at the Inn “La Calèche” of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, QC. Members and non-members are invited and
reservations are preferable.
You have two options: a 3-days fixed price or a visit on
The fixed price includes two night, six meals, an
evening-theatre (in French) and an evening-spectacle (in
The visit can be complemented with the supper and
spectacle (in French).
The particular attractions of the meeting are:
1) Friday August 24th at 3 pm, Jeanne Petit and François Séguin greet us for their
335th marriage anniversary, and at 6 pm, supper
followed by an evening at the theatre (in
French) "Tiens ça mort" with Claude Michaud and
2) Saturday August 25th at 10 am, "History and
genealogy" exchange, at 1:30 pm, the annual
general assembly of the Association des Séguin
d’Amérique, and at 6 pm, supper and
evening-spectacle (in French) "Les jumeaux ‘’.
3) Sunday August 26th at 9:15 am, mass and
fraternization, and at 1:30 pm, the Board of
directors meets with the participants.
To reserve or obtain additional information, please
communicate with Pierre Paul at 613-446-5056 or
at Sainte-Adèle, QC
years of existence, the Association is celebrating. Thanks to the volunteers
and you members, the Association des Séguin d'Amérique is still strong
and growing. At the 2005 annual gathering, the Séguin will celebrate in
splendor at Le Manoir Alpine de Sainte-Adèle on August
26th to the 28th.
Manor Alpine is a luxurious log cabin in the Laurentides, close to the
North River, about
north of Montreal. This part of
the Laurentides was cleared during the great
depression. The government encouraged people without employment to go up
north. Priest Labelle, deputy minister of colonization, largely
contributed to the establishment of the colonists in "les pays d’en haut", as
the old saying goes.
commitee planned to
keep our 150 participants busy for three days. On Friday evening,
a lot of fun to see a comedy at the theatre the
Patriot of Ste-Agathe-des-Monts “A man in the taxi is worth two of
them”. We laughed from the beginning to
Saturday morning was devoted to a visit of the surroundings of Saint-Sauveur and
Sainte-Agathe by the ways of the back country.
the general Assembly Saturdays afternoon. The president, Pierre-Paul
Séguin # 368, welcomed the many Séguin present. The persons in
charge of the various committees presented encouraging reports/ratios. The
treasurer, Raymond Séguin # 002, presented a positive report/ratio in spite
of the costs which increase unceasingly. The Board is always in the search of new
administrators, and is delighted for the addition of two new members
to the Board.
highlight during this meeting was the launch of the second
Genealogical Dictionary of Séguin conceived by André Séguin # 006. Note,
first edition was presented at the 2002 gathering at Les Cèdres. The
new edition has an additional forty pages. A Genealogical Dictionary is never
entirely up to date; new births or deaths occur. If you are aware of new
facts, please forward the information to our
genealogist. Thank you, Andre, for your good work.
very awaited moment is the distribution of “FRANÇOIS” and “BERGER”. Réjean-E. Séguin #265
briantly introduced these well deserved recipients.
is offered to a Séguin descendant which demonstrated an examplar behavior in
“FRANÇOIS” was dedicated to Ms. Cécile-Marie Séguin-Tyl #634 from
Connecticut, USA. A musician, she is very dedicated to the choir of her
city parish. For ten years, Cécile and her
husband have never missed our annual gathering and took part in all the
trips sponsored by the Association in France. Our congratulations, Cécile.
“FRANÇOIS” was given to Jean-Rhéal Séguin # 712 of St-Pascal Baylon,
Ontario. A proud and exemplary man in his field, he made sure
to pass on his sound values to his 13 children. By his example, he has transmitted
his love of
nature, language and faith. His devotion in the community is
worth the admiration and the respect of all. In spite of his advanced age,
he still maintains the fgarden of the church. For all these
considerations, Jean-Rhéal deserves this honor given by the Association
that can testifies for him. Congratulations.
the Board honours one Séguin who has contributed exceptionally in the Association. This person receives
a “BERGER”. Our recipient was not difficult to find.
Who, more than Raymond Séguin #
more for the Association. A pioneer at the Board, Not only has he
scrupulously dealt with the Association finances, he has single-handly
the journal La
all the work that implies. A great organizer of the annual gatherings, he sees
that all goes smooth and well. He maintains the bonds with America
and Europe via emails which require much time. Raymond, thank you!
night is also a success. Claude Desrochers, singer
and entertaiment except, succeeded in making the Séguin
and dance. It
was a great choice and a happy moment to have this artist.
morning, Andre Séguin #006 our genealogist, showed a presentation to
the gathering that sums up facts, meetings and trips in France. Once again,
a diligent piece of work.
the annual meeting, it is always a happy time to meet well known and new
people; this is why, it is important and so interesting to attend these
year, the two organizers Jacqueline Séguin #012 and Bernard Séguin # 340
almost made a miracle. They are certainly adept negotiators: two nights,
six excellent meals (and the brunch Sunday!) a
play and the Saturday evening: all that, at a very decent cost. So
much time, planning and detail it took to make this meeting
such a success! Thank you to both of you.
pleasure to meet you at our next gathering in Embrun, Ontario, next June (2006).
Séguin # 030 Pincourt, QC
Annual gathering of the
on August 28, 2004
invite you to travel with images to our annual meeting by viewing this album of 125
photographs in diaporama format. The images change automatically every
here to start the diaporama.
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of the group taken during the meeting.
annual gathering offers a formidable occasion to meet with the
Séguin d'Amérique. Indeed, some comes from the provinces of Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick and even
from the United States. All these people are happy to see each other. This year, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu had the honor to
is a small town at about twenty kilometers south of Montreal. It is located on
the banks of the Richelieu river which
receives water of the lake Champlain. Moreover this city is in the middle
of the most productive land of Quebec
those that went by the bus ileaving from Hawkesbury,
the meeting had already started on board with singing and listening to
stories that are supposed to be true.
Our patient driver, François Séguin #970, directs with
address his immense bus guided by the cicerone Nicole Poulin, president of
the Center of history of Saint-Jean. It is the Loyal supporters
(American who wanted to remain faithful to
Crown of England
time of the independence of the United States) that founded Saint-Jean. Some victorian
buildings still remains. and are being renovated. The channel of Chambly which skirts the Richelieu river
has been important for the import/export with
the United States. Johannais had to roll up their sleeves when the company
Singer, (sewing machines), moved to the
United States. The federal government also struck a hard blow by closing
the military College. However the" International of the Montgolfiers"
which takes place in August brings a positive note. Moreover Johannais knew
to take up the challenges; they developed other manufacturing activities
made of metal and wood given as a
Raymond Séguin #002, treasurer since the foundation of
The president, Pierre-Paul Séguin # 368, welcomes
the participants. Report/ratio from the president and the
head of the various committees shows that the Association is healthy. The board of directors needs five
more members. A call upon the Séguin is addressed. Then an excellent supper follows.
Séguin present await impatiently the presentation of the "FRANÇOIS": a
recognition for a Séguin that made a mark and example.
first member elected is Father Edouard Séguin #144. This generous man
devoted his life teaching at the College of Rigaud. It is with great
emotion that the Father Séguin receives his FRANÇOIS. After many
photographs, Father Séguin reveals to us some interesting details of his life.
His many nephews and nieces are present for the event. Our
congratulations to Father Séguin. You will find a short biography of
Father Séguin in The
second member selected is a young artist who knows already a great fame:
Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Initially a concert pianist, he studies to be a
director orchestra which propels him among the large leaders. The
Séguin would have liked to meet it; being retained in Europe, his
sister, Sylviane Séguin, receives the FRANÇOIS on his behalf (see
the FRANCOIS ceremony, our genealogist Andre Séguin #006, author of
the dictionary of Séguin, presents a diaporama on our origins and
the life of the Association. It is good to renew our memories which tend to
be forgotten. I allow myself to wish, in the name of the éguin, to repeat this
such a successful day, we could not leave without some dance steps. Wishing to meet next year
at the Manoir Alpine â Ste-Adèle to celebrate the Association 15th
thanks to André Séguin #261 and his team who prepared this memorable