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March 26, 2020

Due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 and government directives, our April-May activities have been postponed to an unknown date and others may be postponed or cancelled, depending on how the situation evolves.

If you are planning to attend one of these events, please ensure that the event is still taking place by contacting the following people.

We are all concerned-affected by this exceptional situation and it is together that we will all get through it. And to do so, we ‘’beg’’ you to follow ALL ‘’official” requirements of our governments and health systems regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19 from reliable sources*.

Wash your hands often and do not touch them on your face, respect home confinement (no visitors) and distance (2 meters). Seek help from kinship-friends-neighbours and home delivery services for your needs.

Most importantly, keep your mood up. Take walks outside (within 2 meters of other people) and take care of your hobbies or discover new ones. Dig through your memories and photos, annotate and file them; write down parts of your life and those of your community for your descendants. 

Remember that we Gagnon (and Belzile) have the genes of fighters and winners. As the song of Roland, Charlemagne’s legendary hero (in the Middle Ages, 770 A. D.), said: 

‘When we know there will be no prisoners, we defend ourselves to death in this kind of battle. This makes the French fierce as lions. Here is Marsile presenting himself as a true knight. He rides a horse he calls GAIGNON. He spurs it with force…’’

(Source: GAGNON, Jean-Paul, ‘’Famille Gagnon de France, une famille noble’’. Essay on history and genealogy 1272-2000 (2001)

I invite you to visit our website and Facebook page Les familles Gagnon et Belzile inc. regularly to stay informed of our news and activities.

Courage and see you soon! 

Carole Gagnon, President 

*Reliable Sources 

CBC

CTV

https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus/situation-coronavirus-in-quebec/

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html

No 1

December 20, 2019

Mobirise

The Association has a new website

Dear member,

We are proud to announce that our new website is now available, still at the same address: www.gagnon-belzile.com

We invite you to browse through it to discover it under all its tabs, even if it is not yet complete but be assured that our volunteers continue to devote a lot of their time to enrich it. That is why your comments will be very appreciated, please send them to us at : info@gagnon-belzile.com

In order to fully understand the transformations made to our website, I invite you to read the "President's presentation" under the tab THE ASSOCIATION.

I would like to sincerely thank the members of the website committee, as well as our president Carole Gagnon, for their full collaboration and availability, and more particularly our webmaster Michel Gagnon for his accessibility and his great generosity.

Pierre A. Gagnon
Head of the Committee

We wish you a very happy holiday season
and offer you our best wishes for the New Year 2020

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