The mayoress of Sainte-Thérèse, Ms. Sylvie Surprenant presents a certificate of honor to Marie ‑ Laure Filion

In honor of Remembrance day, the city of Sainte-Thérèse organized a parade in collaboration with branch 208 of the Royal Canadian Legion which took place on November 6 in certain streets of Sainte-Thérèse. The Teresians were invited to the commemoration ceremony which will took place at 1:15 p.m. in front of the cenotaph of the Place du Souvenir located at the intersection of Saint-Louis and Saint-Charles streets.

On November 11, the population is also invited to take a moment of silence to remember the fallen soldiers and thank them for their honorable service. At the same time, let us salute the bravery of our Canadian armed forces, which today continue to put their lives at risk in order to defend our rights and freedoms.

This year marks the100th anniversary of the poppy. Adopted as the iconic symbol of Remembrance Day in Canada, the poppy was chosen as a Remembrance Flower in July 1921 by the Association of Great War Veterans.

In keeping up with the spirit of Remembrance day on November 4, the City of Sainte-Thérèse was present at the Residence L’Étincelle to present a certificate of honor to Marie ‑ Laure Filion at a dinner held on the occasion of her 100th birthday.

“It is with joy that we mark Ms. Filion’s 100th birthday. Recognized for her softness and kindness, she is a balm to the heart for people who are lucky enough to be around her. Even after a century, this remarkable woman continues to appreciate every moment of her life. She is a role model for all of us! » said the mayoress of Sainte-Thérèse, Ms. Sylvie Surprenant. Born November 2, 1921, Mrs. Filion is adored by her children and grandchildren. A proud woman, she makes sure to have a neat appearance for each of her outings which she always looks forward to.