From South America to Hangzhou, China
GILLES PAQUIN Journalist
In 1985, I brought my family to Argentina, but I never thought I would be back to this country so soon specially with my grandchildren and a Cirque du Soleil troupe. I am exaggerating a bit because it’s my son Guillaume who asked me to come over to Buenos Aires and watched him in the preparation of a new performance of the famous Montreal company. My wife and I were, this time, ordinary visitors happy to reconnect with this endearing city.
Thanks to researches initiated by Brother Pasteur Paquin, and continued by members od the Paquin family, we can now identified the exact location where the first Paquin family settled in Canada.
A commemorative plaque, identifying this historical site, was erected in the Sainte-Famille parish on the Île d’Orléans, Québec.
All the Paquin were invited for the unveilling of the plaque which took place on September 29, 2018 at the following address :
2111, Chemin Royal
Sainte-Famille, Ile d'Orléans, QC
Passion for maple
Émilie Bilodeau La Presse
Benoit Paquin never had to study hard to find the sugar bush basics. He learned everything, when he was young, from his parents in Mont Laurier for they used to tap maple trees on their piece of land.