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Une Affaire de Famille heads into its third decade with a new look

Une Affaire de Famille turns “the big three-O” this year, and a surprise winter storm wasn’t enough to stop representatives from the Haut-Saint-Laurent’s network of community organizations from stepping out to celebrate one of their own on April 4.

The festive evening got underway with comedian Jérémie Larouche, who started his act with a few thoughts on the inconvenience of April snowstorms. Once the room settled following his set, the executive director of Une Affaire de Famille (UAF), Gabrielle Limoges, addressed the crowded room filled with colleagues and many people who have influenced the organization over the years.

Limoges, who joined the organization in 2006, spoke eloquently about the history of the organization and its place within the evolution of the Haut-Saint-Laurent’s community sector. “Thirty years is a long time, but it has gone by so quickly. So much has happened!” she exclaimed, before launching into a timeline of the many historic moments and the different programs that have set UAF apart from other family-oriented organizations.


The team behind Une Affaire de Famille took the stage during the organizations 30th anniversary celebration on April 4 in Franklin PHOTO Sarah Rennie


Limoges then unveiled a new, more inclusive, and unifying logo and modernized branding. “It was not easy to find a new logo,” she admitted. The organization has blossomed from one based on young families to include the entire family, and this notion was incorporated into the logo design, which resembles a tree. “We are one organization for all, well-rooted in the community,” she said.

The evening then ended on a high note with a performance by Sainte-Barbe resident and jazz singer, Azaf.

Une Affaire de Famille will also be holding an intergenerational and intercultural family festival to mark its 30th anniversary on May 25 in Sainte-Barbe. All are invited to attend to help ring in this important milestone for the organization.

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