Achievements of our Association
In 1986, the Association produced the first newsletter entitled ”Gautreau of America”. A wooden crest is created by wood sculptor Nadeau of Saint-Jean-Port-Joli. Regional Comittees begin in the Cap-St-Ignace, Montmagny, Montreal, Quebec, Saguenay, Lac Saint-Jean, Ottawa-Hull, Moncton, and elsewhere.
In 1988, the first monument is erected in memory of Benjamin Gaudreault by the group of 21 in the town of La Baie in Saguenay.
In 1989, a label pin, a flag and a monument are created in memory of brothers Gilles and Jean and erected in Cap-St-Ignace.
The recognition award entitled “Fellowship and Valiance”, is created the first three recipients are Bishop Henry Goudreault OMI, Mr. Joseph Gaudreau (La Pocatière) and Lt. Col. Jean-Yves Godreau (Sainte-Foy).
In 1990 Quebec produces a new red and white wine named Gautreau.
In 1991 a commemorative plaque is erected in Mistassini in memory of François Gaudreault.
In 1992, we launch the first book of our Association “Aux Sources d’une Histoire, The American Gautreau,” by Serge Goudreau, P. Jacques Gaudreau and Pauline Gaudreau Proulx. The same year, President Gilles Gaudreau is featured on a TV program called “52 à la une” in France.
In 1993, a first trip to France by forty Gautreau’s to research their history. A plaque commemorating ancestors Gilles and Jean Gautreau is erected over the baptismal font of La Flotte-en-Ré.
In 1994, the foundation of an association of “Gautreau of France” are thrown at Talmont St-Hilaire, Vendée.
In 1995, a convoy of forty Gautreau’s participate at the annual meeting of the Association in New Liskeard (Ontario) along with 310 other family members from Canada and France.
In 1996-1997, two indexes of marriages of Gautreau men and women are published by the Association. They are the work of Joseph Gaudreau and his wife Francoise Normand Gaudreau from La Pocatière
In 1998, another monument will be erected on the land of the ancestor Gilles, at l’Anse at Gilles, Cape St. Ignace.
The Gautreau Association has recruited more than 1,500members since its foundation in 1985. On July 22, 1998, Denis Gaudreault created the Association website.