The Torch / Le Flambeau – Our community thanks those who serve

As Remembrance Day NEARS, HELP us

After years of Remembrance Day activities, and talks with veterans, legion members and others, many in the extended Métis-sur-Mer community have come together to create The Torch / Le flambeau, a physical and virtual community monument.

Why? The continued passing of people who served in the Canadian Armed Forces, and veterans’ concerns that Canadians have forgotten or don’t understand the price of freedom, led to the idea of a permanent memorial to be the focal point of November Remembrance activities for Metis and surrounding areas, as well as a place to visit and reflect year-round.  We are grateful to Veterans Affairs Canada and the Ville de Métis-sur-Mer for partnering with us to honour veterans and serving men and women, as well as first responders, who put their lives on hold and on the line for people in our community.

FOUR WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE

  • Mail a cheque payable to the Ville de Métis-sur-Mer (with “Torch Memorial” in the memo line) c/o Pam Andersson, Community Liaison & Archive Coordinator and Remembrance Week activities manager, at Heritage Lower Saint Lawrence, 130 rue Principale, Métis-sur-Mer, QC, G0J 1S0, or call Pam to arrange to drop off cash or a cheque – any amount will be most gratefully received.
  • E-mail your contribution using the internet payment function your financial institution offers to Pam at pandersson@heritagelsl.ca with the word ‘monument’ (all lower case) as the password (please also email her directly to provide contact information for tax receipts and so we can thank you).
  • Call Pam at (418) 936-3239, ext. 221 or email her to discuss people you would like to be sure are recognized in the virtual memorial (check the list of names in the adjacent brochure), ways to help (photos/stories), and any other details.
  • Share this request with friends and family who are interested.

Thank you so much for helping in whatever ways are right for you.

Acting Métis-sur-Mer Mayor Rita Turriff (standing in for Mayor Carolle-Anne Dubé), with Heritage Lower Saint Lawrence President Alexander Reford, break ground for community monument (September 24, 2020)

Bilingual Brochure from  Groundbreaking Ceremony
(Click on cover for monument design, as well as veterans and people currently serving  we know of – please tell us who’s missing)