TO ALL DESCENDANTS OF NICOLAS PERROT To highlight the 400th anniversary of the French presence in America, the city of BECANCOUR, Quebec, in collaboration with the Association of descendants of Nicolas Perrot, will render a significant honour to our ancestor Nicolas Perrot (1643-1717), who played a major role in exploring and expanding the territory of New France as well in diplomatic relations with the Amerindians. Indeed, the city of Becancour will designate the local community centre as the NICOLAS-PERROT Centre : Sunday, September 21, 2008(during the annual get-together of the descendants of Nicolas Perrot) This ceremony will be preceeded by a mass celebrated by Father Serge Perreault in the church of the Nativity-of-the-Blessed-Virgin-Mary (Nativité-de-la-Bieuheureuse-Vierge-Marie), in Becancour at 10 :30am. The commemoration will follow at 11:30am at the community centre facing the church. A commemorative plaque and three displays will be unveiled, recalling the life and work of Nicolas Perrot in New France. After a cocktail offered by the city, participants will be invited to make their way to: Auberge Godefroy 17 575, boulevard Bécancour (Secteur Saint-Grégoire) For a banquet which will start at 1:00pm. Cost : 40 $ / person (non-members) 35 $ / person (members) Note that you will be able to sign up as a member at the door of the Louisbourg hall, if you are not already a member. To participate in this historic event, you must make a reservation and send in your payment before September 15, 2008 to:Association des descendants de Nicolas Perrot 1595, rue Piette – Joliette (Québec) J6E 3W3 Receipt of your payment will guarantee your reservation. We would also appreciate if you would indicate beforehand the name of each participant. IMPORTANT : All proceedings will be in French. For more information, call 819-663-1694 or 514-747-4627.