Matane obtains the Merit in toponymy

Matane obtient le Mérite en toponymie

The name Park Mom-Luc has caught the attention of the jury. The Matanaise Albina Fortin-Tremblay, known affectionately as ” Mom-Luc, has raised 84 foster children, in addition to his nine children.

November 5, 2019 22: 50

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Matane obtains the Merit in toponymy

Matane obtient le Mérite en toponymie

Johanne Fournier

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MATANE — The Park Mom-Luc or the Airport Russel-Burnett are all names of places that have marked the history of the City of Matane and who have charmed the jury of the Merit of place-names 2019, awarded by the Office québécois of the French language.

At the gala of the Merits of the French, which was held Monday night in Montreal, the Commission de toponymie has also highlighted the exemplary work of this municipality in the Bas-Saint-Laurent, for her exemplary work in the designation of places.

Matane is pursuing this approach for several years. His name choices are guided by a desire to highlight the spirit of the place. The new names of the parks have been selected to recall the memory of some of the people who have shaped, in their own way, the history of the city. The names of places in Matane comply with the rules laid down by the Commission de toponymie, so much so that each of these names presented up to now with the body has received a favorable opinion of formalization.

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According to the Commission, “the City was a particular highlight to the jury, this year, honoring the memory of many remarkable women, such as Elspeth Russel, whose name is found in the toponym Airport Russell-Burnett”. This lady is the only Quebecer to have flown the aircraft within the Air Transport Auxiliary during the Second world War and the only woman to have been inducted into the Pantheon of air and space in Quebec.

The name Park Mom-Luc has also caught the attention of the jury. Albina Fortin-Tremblay, known affectionately as ” Mom-Luc, has raised 84 foster children, in addition to his nine children. By giving the name of one of its parks to this Matanaise, the City promotes the role of women in the development of the municipality.

It is just as much of the park Melanie-Joncas, which aims to pay tribute to this teacher who, during the First world War, founded the first section of the Red Cross to Matane. “These names attributed to places in matane allow us to reconstruct the history of the city, a history that one can take pleasure in reliving in traversing these places, bearers of memory, indicates the geographical names Board by way of a press release. Thus, the City of Matane was able to highlight brilliantly the richness of its heritage, toponymic and historical.”

The mayor of Matane does not hide his pride. He took the opportunity to commend the work of the members of the committee of toponymy of the City of Matane. “All members, past and present, as well as members of the municipal councils, previous have participated in this process with rigor, curiosity, and diligence, recognized as Jerome Landry. I thank them for this legacy of historical importance bequeathed to future generations of Matane and Matanaises.”

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