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With the holiday weekend now upon us, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your support in 2017. Data entry, translation, emails of support and financial help: I am so grateful for your collaboration.


I would also like to wish you, your families and your beloved ones my best wishes for the holiday season. May you be blessed with health, joy, peace and love.


I look forward to hearing from you again in 2018.


Season’s Greetings


Jean-Marie Paquin


Here are wishies from our members :

Joyeuses fêtes à tous les Paquin! Brigitte Bergeron
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a blessed new year. Phil Williams
Merry Christmas! Robert Harrington
Mes Meilleurs Voeux à tous les PAQUIN. 🎄🎅🍷🍺🎼 Denyse Paquin.
Merry Christmas! Lori Satterlee
Have a wonderful Christmas season. Gloria Tremblay
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Karen Paquin grew up in Quebec City, Quebec and graduated from Les Sentiers High School. She played her club rugby for Club de Rugby Quebec and alsoI74485 captained Team Quebec at the National Women’s League Championship. After playing with the Canadian Maple Leafs development team, Paquin received her first cap with Canada’s Women’s Sevens Team in 2012 during the NACRA Festival in Ottawa, Ontario. In 2013, Paquin won a silver medal at the Women’s Rugby World Cup Sevens and followed that up with a second place finish with Canada’s Women’s Fifteens Team at the 2014 Women’s Rugby World Cup. Paquin’s 11 tries during the 2013-14 World Rugby Women’s Sevens World Series season were the third most by a North American woman. Named to the 2014-15 World Rugby Women’s Sevens Dream Team, Paquin went on to help Canada win gold at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto, recording eight tries which tied her for the team high. Paquin was named Rugby Canada’s Women’s Sevens Player of the Year for 2015. Paquin finished the 2015-16 WSWS season with 14 tries, the second-most by a Canadian player and tied for the ninth in the world. Her 53 career tries also rank her ninth in World Rugby Women’s Sevens World Series history. Ref:

"If you are reading this you have probably developed an enthusiasm, if not a passion for genealogy. Imagine volunteering in that same field - doing what you love, with people who share the same ardour. You may find yourself in an activity that affords you the opportunity to share ideas and information as well as providing a service to the public. Volunteering does not always mean giving to others - it can also mean giving to yourself. Don’t miss out on the rewards."

         —Helene Paquin, Membership Chair

          Alberta Genealogical Society



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.

Read more: Make his own maple syrup