Saturday, July 5, 2014

Life is great ... La vie est belle ...

*** The reunion is only 14 months away - it's time to get our numbers up and show this reunion committee some support.  Let's see what we can get our numbers to before July 31, 2014.      
*** La réunion est seulement 14 mois de suite - il est temps de prendre nos numéros et montrer ce comité de réunion un certain soutien. Voyons ce que nous pouvons obtenir nos numéros à avant le 31 Juillet 2014.

*** Blogging is an interesting activity - kind of like writing a book!
It appears that we have 8 members, but we have had over 1200 hits and that does not count those of us that are contributing to this blog. Now how does that work? We must have a lot of "private" members and their names and info does not show up on the blog.
It's been an exciting week with Canada Day and now the 4th of July. Have a great weekend.

*** Bloguer est une activité intéressante - un peu comme écrire un livre!
Il semble que nous avons 8 membres, mais nous avons eu plus de 1200 coups sûrs et qui ne compte pas ceux d'entre nous qui contribuent à ce blog. Maintenant, comment ça marche? Nous devons avoir beaucoup de membres «privés» et leurs noms et d'informations ne s'affiche pas sur le blog.
Il a été une semaine excitante avec la fête du Canada et maintenant le 4 Juillet. Ayez un grand week-end.

Bye bye

Monday, June 23, 2014

2014 June 12, Guindon Yandeau Reunion On Line Meeting - Montreal

Estimated size of Group -­‐ to date 60 committed (not including numerous families from Ontario & Quebec)
Size of group usually determines the length of the reunion.

DATE: September 15 extend it to September 14?
Friday, September 11 - Sunday, September 13

Downtown Montreal or see attached file of Churches and Cemeteries area
Joanne will check on the location Montreal/Laval area


• Laval could be more suitable due to facilities and accommodation.

• Individuals can tour Montreal before or after the reunion

• Work with travel group if we have the numbers?

• Beaconsfield Golf clubhouse can be booked through travel agents Aunt


BANQUET Hall choices - Golf Courses

• Le Club Laval-­‐sur-­‐le-­‐Lac is a private golf club, you must be a member to book a reception.
• Islesmere Golf
• Golf Laval / Mayenne
Contact The Chabossière 53810 Changed-les-Laval Tel. +33 (0) 2 43 53 16 03


• Community Hall (check with food rules including services)
• Hotel Banquet room (check on catering)
• Joanne will call and ask about this


• Hotels, campgrounds etc.
Joanne - look into hotels and campgrounds, etc.
• Joyce might look into others – without the knowledge of the area Joyce found it hard to research

Compile list of family members, addresses of relatives
• Laverne – updating e-mail addresses
• Gail
• Jody

Scheduling and fund raising?

• Family quilt? - Carol - of family pictures
• Each family is invited to do a family tree quilt (or something that signifies their own family) (collage) and raffle at the banquet licensing for 50/50 in Montreal? Jody
• Silent Auction?


• Update from Expedia Travel Agents – Kathy and Mike
Arrange bus tours ???

• Include reunion results in the Guindon Newsletter, Blog and Facebook

Facebook has some glitches with groups

ENTERTAINMENT: French entertainment?

Carol will be performing on violin



Tuesday, May 13, 2014

2014 April 10, Guindon Yandeau Reunion On Line Meeting - Montreal

The "Spring 2014" Guindon Newsletter has been published. If you did not receive your copy please forward your e-mail address to

Plans are going forward for our September 11 to September 13, 2015 Guindon/Yandeau reunion in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Our plan is to travel on to France following the Montreal, Quebec Reunion. There will be updates for Loudun, France after the meeting with Expedia Travel agents Kathy and Mike in May.

The Guindon/Yandeau Telephone Conference Online Reunion Meeting was held 10 April 2014 with the following committee members:

Carol Walker Manitoba
Debra Fox Alberta
Gail Fox Alberta
JoAnne Guindon Wilson Ontario
Joyce Fraser Alberta
Jodi Williams Alberta
Laverne Aitchison Arizona
Absent: Bonnie Flannery Montana


Guindon/Yandeau Reunion Facebook

Guindon/Yandeau Blog

Guindon/Yandeau April 10 Reunion Agenda

Guindon Reunion Maps of Montreal, Quebec and Loudun, France

Guindon Parishes and Cemeteries Ile Jesus, Quebec  
  • Family Reunion interests to include Churches, Cemeteries, Maison Gabriel, Maple Sugar Shack
  • Please check the links below for possible places of interest to include in our itinerary to help us plan to make this a reunion to remember!