Our reunions bring together “cousins” from across North America who share a common interest in our ancestry. Participants have the opportunity to meet with Board members and to examine and purchase the Association’s publications, to consult its computerized data bank and to visit its family archive exhibition. Local guided tours of historical sites give our cousins the opportunity to learn about our past while exploring our beautiful province of Quebec.
Each year we choose a site in a region of Quebec with a connection to our original Laporte/Ste-Georges ancestors. Our meetings have been held in:
- Joliette. September 23, 1995
- Boucherville. October 5, 1996
- Bromptonville (Sherbrooke region) and the Beauvoir Shrine founded by Fr. J.A. Laporte. September 13,1997
- The “Village Québécois d’Antan” near Drummondville. September 19, 1998
- The St. Jean Bosco Centre in St-Charles-Borromée in the heart of the region where the Laporte/St-Georges have lived and still live today. September 25, 1999
- Restaurant Biniou in St-Eustache. September 16, 2000
- Ile-Dupas Community center. Later, the participants met at Berthierville’s L’Entre-Nous restaurant. September 8, 2001
- Sherbrooke during the Sherbrooke 2002 Festival which added to the excitement, warmth and good humour which prevailed. September 7, 2002
- On July 6, 2003 we met at Ile-des-Moulins in Terrebonne for a traditional family picnic style reunion.
- In 2004, we held our 10th Anniversary Reunion which was our most successful reunion ever with members attending from across Canada and the United States.
- In 2005, in St-Donat.
- In 2006, again in St-Donat, at the Manoir des Laurentides.