The president’s message

Happy New Year 2024

The end-of-year holidays, and more particularly Christmas and New Year’s Day, are an opportunity to extend best wishes to loved ones and family. The tradition of New Year’s greetings is practiced in many cultures around the world.

I wish you all an excellent New Year 2024. May this new year be full of serenity, peace, health, small pleasures and great joys. And may your happiness last.

The annual Bilodeau Family Congress held on Saturday, September 23, 2023 at the Énergie Hotel in Shawinigan (Convention Center) and the visit to the Cité de l’Énergie were a success. Under the theme of Homecoming, we took the opportunity to highlight Bilodeaus who stood out during their careers, Raynald Bilodeau was named Bilodeau of the year, and Pierre Bilodeau was inducted into the Cercle des Grands Bilodeau. The moving tribute to one of our own was paid to Jocelyne Bilodeau St-Cyr, who served in the Association for 19 years, including 17 as president.

As part of the Généa-Jeunesse & Famille competition, the committee received two applications from young people who sent their research documents about their family origins. The winners are: Zachary Gilbert, winner of 1st prize and Via Gosselin for 2nd prize; these two young people are the grandson and granddaughter of Roch Bilodeau, brother of Jocelyne Bilodeau St-Cyr. Zachary and Via also received certificates from the JEAN-CLAUDE-BILODEAU PRIZE in tribute to our first genealogist who worked so hard for our Association.

You are invited to visit our website and our Facebook page, new information is added regularly.

Renewal and recruitment are the basis of our organization. I invite you to inform your family members of the many services that the Association can offer, publications, genealogies, meetings, family histories and promotional articles, etc.


Gilles Bilodeau, President                                                                                                                  Branch II, Jean to Jean
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