Éloi Lefebvre and La Vallée de la Diable

It’s only natural to be interested in the people around us. Nowadays, communications are easy and sometimes even overwhelming. But it’s worth remembering that not so long ago, having a…

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The Millette family

The courage of our forebears is often mentioned, but their optimism should be noted, as well. They left a familiar place, to settle in unknown territory, absolutely convinced that all…

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The Labonté family

I’am fascinated by that generation of men and women who gambled everything they had and left France to settle in New France. After a sea voyage during which their lives…

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Ernest Lajeunesse in the heart of the village

There was a generation of men who, too young to participate in WWII, replaced their elders who were away fighting the war. These were valuable young men because they could…

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Eddy Eustace, authentic to the core

The Eustace family, of Scottish descent, had lived in Montreal for generations when Eddy was born on December 21, 1933. His father Scott and mother Marie Marguerite Keel – from…

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The Matte family

As businesses are being developed throughout the Laurentians, we note that small villages are losing their vitality and cachet because the grocery stores and service stations that have been family-managed…

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Bob Gilmour, « fou du ski »

Bob Gilmour, crazy about skiing Bob Gilmour was born on January 1, 1935, in Rosemere, Québec. His parents, Kenneth and Elsie, owned a dairy farm where they produced buttermilk. Their…

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René Lauzon: a truly good person

Joe Ryan came to the Mont-Tremblant area in the winter of 1937-1938 as a prospector, looking for mines. His lucky encounter with Lowell Thomas and his son Lowell Jr. ended…

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The skier with the magic touch: Jean-Guy Brunet

Born in 1939 in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Jean-Guy Brunet is one of five children (three boys and two girls) in his family. He skied for the first time at the age of…

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From Mont-Tremblant to Collingwood (Part two)

  They say it’s a small world, and it’s certainly true of the ski world. The story that follows is an apt illustration of the observation. Some unlikely encounters leave…

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