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My Journey to Reconciliation

Guest speaker: Francine LemayFrancine Lemay

 When: Thursday, October 18, 2012, from 19:30 to 21:00

Where: In the Media room of the Beaconsfield Library

              303 Beaconsfield Blvd, Beaconsfield, H9W 4A7

Testimony by Francine Lemay in French with consecutive interpretation in English by her husband, Daniel Lacasse.

Bilingual question period.

I 12669z 1Francine Lemay is the sister of Corporal Marcel Lemay who was killed during the Oka crisis in 1990. She will explain how, 14 years later, the book At the Woods' Edge, which tells the story of the people of Kanehsatake since the arrival of Europeans in America, has changed her perspective on First Nations people and how her meeting with Mavis Etienne took her on a path of healing and reconciliation. Since the launch of the French version of At the Woods’ Edge July 11, 2010 in Kanehsatake, doors to build bridges between the First Nations People and non-natives have opened. The goal of À l'orée des bois is to inform Francophones and break down prejudices that have been rooted in the social psyche for many moons.


With a BA in translation from the University of Montreal and a major in biblical studies, Francine Lemay is self employed and has translated, among others, the In Touch magazine from pastor Charles Stanley Ministries for nearly twelve years.