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