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The Greeters

Pierre-Yvon Bégin

I have been living in Sherbrooke since 1984. As a journalist and news director at the daily newspaper La Tribune for nearly fifteen years, I got to know and cherish this capital of the Eastern Townships. Passionate of current events and history, I had the chance to personally meet the city and the region’s leading figures.

At the moment, I am deeply convinced that I live in the best place in the world and I feel that I belong here. This also allows me to practise my other passions, namely teaching alpine skiing, cycling, walking, and camping expeditions in nature.

I have been retired since 2018 and I am occasionally a tour guide for French tourists. I also like to travel in Quebec and Canada with my camper van, and especially for another one of my passions, fishing. I have lasting memories of crossing Canada, of ski trips in the French Alps, and of a brief visit to Stonehenge in England.

I became a Greeter in order to share my love for Sherbrooke with curious visitors who want to understand the local life. Among other things, it will be my pleasure to tell you the story of the Canadian Organ Donation Association, whose head office is still located in Sherbrooke. It is also here that we find the only memorial dedicated to organ donors in North America.


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