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La colonie du Sac-au-Dos 

The book entitled “La colonie du Sac-au-Dos, soixante ans de présence française dans les Laurentides” was published in July 2022 after 8 years of research, interviews and the restoration of over 5,000 archive items (photos, letters, minutes, plans, interviews, etc.).


It traces the history of this site, built in 1918 to accommodate French veterans of the First World War, and which became a vacation and gathering place for Montreal's French community.


In 1971, a monument was erected here by the Souvenir français in memory of those who fought for freedom and peace.

Anyone interested in purchasing this 400-page book (only available in French), which contains over 250 very rare photos from private collections, can contact the author by e-mail at

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June 5, 2024 – 22nd annual Canadian Armed Forces Day – 1st Sunday of June.

June 6, 2024 – 32nd anniversary of the Meritorious Service Cross (Civil Division) as well as the military and civilian divisions of the Meritorious Service Medal created on 6 June 1991.

June 8,  2024 – The national day of tribute to "the dead for France" in Indochina (National ceremony).

June 11, 2024 – 39th anniversary of the Meritorious Service Cross (Military Division) created on 11 June 1984.


AMICITIA FRANCE-CANADA launches its 3rd annual art competition.

Dr André M. Levesque appointed to the Order of Ontario.


The Amicitia France-Canada Monument has been nominated for the Prix de l'horizon franco-ontarien awarded by the Assemblée de la francophonie de l'Ontario (AFO).

Christophe Raisonnier has been named Knight of the National Order of the Legion of Honour.

The monument

AMICITIA France-Canada is the national monument that is erected in Ottawa at the Beechwood National Cemetery to recognize more than four centuries of shared history and heritage and over 90 years of official diplomatic relations between France and Canada.

Beyond the timeless memorial, Amicitia wants to entrust to future generations, through their civic engagement, the mission of keeping alive our unique fraternal friendship between France and Canada.

AMICITIA France-Canada
 A monument born of a shared history and a shared heritage

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