350th Anniversary of the Marcotte Families in North America

 

The Association des Familles Marcotte Web site is now showing that the planned celebration of the 350th anniversary of the arrival of the Marcotte brothers in Canada will be held on one day only,Saturday, August 19, 2017, in Cap-Santé, Québec, Canada.  Cap-Santé is a small town on the St. Lawrence River, about 33 miles west of  Québec City.  Accommodations and restaurants are very sparse in Cap-Santé, as well as the nearby towns, which may also have a small number of accommodations including Deschambault, Donnacona and Portneuf.  It is unclear at this time whether there might be any sort of shuttle service from Québec City. That may depend on the number of attendees, once registration begins, but the drive from Quebec is only about 40 minutes (33 miles).  The program for the weekend is posted on the Web site of the Association of Marcotte Families. The Marcotte Association consists of local Marcotte descendants volunteering their time and effort. If you do not read French, the August 19 activities begin with a meet-and-greet, at 9:30 a.m., at the Catholic Curch square in Cap-Santé (L'Eglise Ste-Famille), followed by a Mass of thanksgiving at 10:30 a.m., a box lunch at 12:00 p.m., a 1:30 p.m. bus visit to the ancestral Marcotte houses and to the monument erected in 1967 at the 300th anniversary celebration, and a bus circuit through the ancestral towns of Cap-Santé, Neuville, Portneuf and Deschambault, and a 5:30 p.m. general assembly meeting of the Marcotte Families Association. The day's activities finish with a 6:30 p.m. wine reception, followed by dinner, some formal recognitions, and entertainment by a few local Marcotte musicians, and then some genealogy discussions.

 

 I have no further information at this time, but will update this page as additional information becomes available.  I maintain paid membership in the Marcotte Association, but I have no official capacity in connection with the group or the 2017 celebration.

 

The email address for the Marcotte Association is: info@famillesmarcotte.com

 

The Marcotte Association Web page is located at: http://www.famillesmarcotte.com/ (French only)

 

Their membership form is located on their Contact page, at the "Formulaire" link on the lower left section.

(Please be aware that it is from membership fees that the planning efforts  and communications, including their newsletter and Web site are made possible) The annual membership fee is $15 for an individual, $25 for a couple.

 

The Marcotte Association's  preliminary event notice for the 350th anniversary event is at: http://www.famillesmarcotte.com/2017.html

 

 



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