21e Gathering of L’AFA to SHEDIAC, NOUVEAU-BRUNSWICK : A SUCCESS
Our meeting during the Acadian World Congress in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island was a great success. Thanks to Léandre Forest, his wife Marie-Reine and daughter Pauline, and our President Emy Forrest for organizing the magnificent AFA program that took place from August 9 to 11 in Shediac, NB. The visit to the Land of the Sagouine in Bouctouche allowed some to meet Antonine Maillet the Acadian author of La Sagouine. We have enjoyed Ronnie Gilles Leblanc's lecture Saturday on the Forest's migraion to New Brunswick. The bilingual Mass at the Church of Haute-Aboujagane assisted by two of exemplary member, Patrick Foret and I was enhanced by the choirs of Cap-Pelé and Moncton.
At the August 11 AGM, I was elected president of the Forest Association of America. Thank you for the trust I have been placed in. I am replacing a president who has done an outstanding job over the last three terms. Thanks to Emy Thomas Forrest for the efforts dedicated to the smooth running of our Association. As a thank you Emy received a certificate as a life member from the AFA.
I ask you to make an effort so that our Forest, Foret, Forrest family association become more and more dynamic.
We hope to see you again in large numbers at our next meeting to be held at the Delta Saguenay Marriott, Jonquières, QC on August 27, 28 and 29, 2021.
Looking forward to serving you.
Denis A. Forest, President
The past presidents
|1994-1995||Denis Forest||Sainte-Marcelline-de-Kildare, QC|
|1995-1996||Denis A. Forest||Gatineau, QC|
|1996-1997||Patrick Foret||Slidell, LA|
|1997-1998||Claude Forest||Vanier, ON|
|1998-1999||Robert et Xavier Forest||Iles-de-la-Madeleine, QC|
|1999-2000||Jacques Forest||Laval, QC|
|2000-2003||Denis A. Forest||Gatineau,QC|
|2003-2006||Denis Forest||Sainte-Marcelline-de-Kildare, QC|
|2006-2007||Nicole Forest-Lavergne||St-Pierre-Jolys, MB|
|2007-2009||Paul Forest||Notre-Dame -des-Prairies, QC|
|2009-2010||Andrée Forest||Rockland, ON|
|2010-2012||Chantal Lévesque||Pabos, QC|
|2012-2019||Emy Forrest-Thomas||Dorchester, MA|