Pierre Lahoud, historian, aerial photographer and heritage specialist

Teresians will have the chance to attend the return of the well appreciated series When the Greats Story tell. Hosted by specialists and history buffs, three conferences will be offered free of charge on Tuesdays September 22 and October 13 and next November 3, at 7 p.m., at Maison Lachaîne.
“The City of Sainte-Thérèse is recognized for its unifying historical heritage, dear to its citizens. We are delighted to be able to offer them once again lectures on history and heritage as part of this series of meetings, which has been very successful over the past two years,” said Sylvie Surprenant, Mayor of Sainte-Thérèse.
Tuesday September 22 | I remember
With Hélène-Andrée Bizier, historian and essayist
This conference deals with the major subjects hidden under the motto adopted by Quebecers: I remember-Je me souviens. What is its origin? Why has it appeared on Quebec license plates since 1978? Other elements of Quebec’s history are among our lasting memories. This is the case with the eternal fleur-de-lis, the indefatigable beaver and the maple leaf from which we made autumn bouquets so as not to forget who we were and where we came from.
Tuesday October 13 | A relentless struggle: stories of the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918-1919
With Véronique Dupuis, consultant in history and heritage interpretation
Two waves of cases of Spanish flu marked the year 1918. In the end, the results were devastating. Between 50 million and 100 million people were killed by the Great Pandemimc. What were the impacts on the populations? What were the health safety rules applied? How did the pandemic manifest itself in Quebec? A particularly topical conference despite its 100 year old subject!
Tuesday November 3 | Heritage as the crow flies
With Pierre Lahoud, historian, aerial photographer and heritage specialist
Pierre Lahoud has chosen the point of view of the clouds to express his love of architecture, heritage and landscapes from here and elsewhere . Despite the difficulties imposed by aerial photography and, even more so, the Quebec climate, he travels his country by plane, camera in hand, in search of the light and the angle that will reveal unsuspected treasures. During this conference, you will discover Quebec’s heritage from a new angle.
Registration is compulsory for each conference. They will be done online at https://loisirs.sainte-therese.ca from Wednesday, September 2, at 9 a.m. or in person at the Maison du citoyen as of Wednesday, September 9, at 9 a.m. A valid Citizen’s Card is required for this. Places are limited, hurry!
The instructions issued by Public Health will be applied and the necessary measures will be put in place to ensure the safety of everyone during the conferences. A maximum of 35 people will be allowed in the room and the wearing of a mask or face covering will be compulsory for any person aged 10 years and over, until they have returned to their seat. Physical distancing must also be respected.