Word from the President August 2020

What an incredible year, which we will remember for a long time! I hope that your families and friends will have had the chance to get through this Coronavirus crisis in the best conditions and I take advantage of these first moments of deconfinement to invite you to remain cautious and informed and to maintain the seriousness of rigor so that we are all able to continue meetings and celebrations for a long time. The “beast is fierce” and it may not have said its last “word”!

Speaking of celebrations and meetings, like many of you, I want our gatherings to continue every two years. The last beautiful meeting of the families of the Forest of America was held in Shediac NB, on August 9, 10 and 11, 2019, we thank all the participants and organizers of the Maritimes under the responsibility of the Léandre Forest team, we must plan the rest of the story ….,

Our next meeting will take place from August 27 to 29, 2021 at the Delta Saguenay hotel in Jonquière in the province of Quebec, Canada. Under the responsibility of Pierre Forest and his team, a welcome and wonderful program awaits us in one of the most beautiful regions of Quebec and Canada, such as the visit of Saguenéen terroir products; book your room. Despite the current Covid-19 situation to date, the Delta Saguenay Marriott hotel is maintaining our reservation for August 27, 28 and 29, 2021.

In addition, in order to project our association into the future (I am not getting any younger and I want to ensure a succession …), I would like each of you to feel the urge to involve children and grandchildren and that everyone make the effort, at one time or another of the year, to send news of their family activities to the newspaper, edition@famillesforest.org because the Editor Johanne Lépine lacks articles … We have a web page www.famillesforest.org very well managed by Yves Forest.

Visits to the readers’ web page are rare, not many nobody sends news, it’s a vicious circle … A few photos of your group, a few words to tell us about pieces of life and the site will grow and become more frequent! Thanks for helping us!

I know how busy our lives are, but in times of break it’s nice to hear from the people we care about. And as President of your Association, you are close to my heart! So tell me about yourself …. We look forward to seeing you in Jonquière!

Denis A. Forest, president.