Mr. Robert Groulx, vice-pres­i­dent of ANAF, and bag­pipe player Syl­vain Ross.

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There is a new pub­lic place at the heart of the Bor­ough of Bromp­ton, named in hon­our of a World War II Veteran who re­ceived the medal of the Que­bec Na­tional Assem­bly and the Or­dre Na­tional de la Le­gion d’hon­neur of France for acts of brav­ery dur­ing the war. “We rec­og­nize the jour­ney of a cit­i­zen who the pop­u­la­tion of Sher­brooke can be quite proud,” ex­plained He­lene Dauphi­nais, the pres­i­dent of the to­ponymy com­mit­tee.

Sit­u­ated at the in­ter­sec­tion of Laval and Saint Lam­bert streets, ac­cord­ing to Ni­cole Berg­eron, the pres­i­dent of the Bor­ough of Bromp­ton, “This place will quickly be­come a meet­ing place and a place to re­lax for all of our cit­i­zens.”

The Halte Ger­main-Nault, at 300 square meters, is cov­ered with slate, has out­door fur­ni­ture and a work of art by Sher­brooke artist Va­lerie J. Gos­selin. En­ti­tled “L’Hoir”, the work rep­re­sents the an­chor of the En­ter­prise, a steamship that nav­i­gated the Saint Fran­cois River at the end of the 19th cen­tury. L’Hoir rec­og­nized the will of the pop­u­la­tion to pre­serve the her­itage of cit­i­zens, events and places that mark his­tory on the ter­ri­tory.

At a cost of $90,000, the Halte Ger­main-Nault rep­re­sents one more step in the project to en­hance the Bor­ough of Bromp­ton.

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Photo cour­tesy

Seen here at the open­ing are (l. to r.): bag­pipe player Syl­vain Ross; cul­ture com­mit­tee pres­i­dent Pierre

Tardif; ANAF vice-pres­i­dent Robert Groulx; Cle­ment Nault, brother of Ger­main Nault and ex-mayor of Bromp­tonville; Bor­ough pres­i­dent Ni­cole Berg­eron; Beau­voir dis­trict coun­cilor Benoit Dionne; Moulins dis­trict coun­cilor Kath­leen Geli­nas; and to­ponymy com­mit­tee pres­i­dent He­lene Dauphi­nais.

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