Activities 2002 to 2020

September 12, 2020 - Reunion in Québec City, QC - CANDELLED due to COVID-19

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, the ADNAL's 2020 Annual Gathering scheduled for
Saturday, September 12, 2020, at the Aquarium du Québec, Québec City, QC, is unfortunately cancelled.

September 27 to 29, 2019 - FADOQ's 50 years old + Fair,  in Québec City, QC

August 24, 2019 - Reunion in Valleyfield, QC

May 10, 2019 - Inauguration of "Place Nicolas Audet" in Maulais, France

September 28 to 30, 2018 - FADOQ's 50 years old + Fair,  in Québec City, QC

August 18, 2018 - Reunion in Laval, QC

October 28 and 29, 2017 - Family Associations' Fair in Lévis, QC

September 9, 2017 - Reunion in Jonquière, QC

August 27, 2016 - Reunion in l'Isle-aux-Coudres, QC

February 26 to 28, 2016 - Family Associations' Fair in Lévis, QC

August 22, 2015 - Reunion in Rivière-du-Loup, QC

February 27 to March 1st, 2015 - 21st Family Heritage Fair in Québec City, QC

October 3 to 5, 2014 - 20th Family Heritage Fair in Sherbrooke, QC

September 21, 2014 - Annual General Meeting in Drummondville, QC

August 1st to 4th, 2014 - Trip to USA in Manchester, NH

February 21 to 23, 2014 - 19th Family Heritage Fair in Québec City, QC

September 21, 2013 - Reunion in Québec City, QC

February 22 to 24, 2013 - 18th Family Heritage Fair in Québec City, QC

September 21 to 23, 2012 - 17th Family Heritage Fair in Trois-Rivières, QC

July 14 and 15, 2012 - Reunion in Maria, Gaspésie, QC

  • July 14 and 15, 2012
  • Reunion in Maria, QC

September 24, 2011 - Reunion in Gatineau, Outaouais, QC

  • September 24, 2011
  • Reunion in Gatineau
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July 30th, 31st and August 1st 2010 - Reunion in Ste-Germaine-Boulé, Abitibi, QC

The ADNAL 8th Annual Reunion was held on July 30, 31 and on August 1st, 2010 in the Hockey rink in Ste-Germaine-Boulé, in Abitibi.

September 25 to 27, 2009 - Founding Families' Fair in St-Georges-de-Beauce, QC

Our association participated in the 11th edition of the Quebec Founding Families Fair, which was held at Carrefour St-Georges in St-Georges-de-Beauce. QC.  Thanks for coming to meet our team of volunteers who manned our booth during the Mall's full business hours to answer questions, promote our association and share informations with visitors about our great and beautiful family.

July 5, 2009 - Annual General Meeting in Drummondville, QC

  • The Annual General Meeting for ADNAL members was held on Sunday, July 5th, 2009, at Le Dauphin Hotel in Drummondville.
  • The Annual General Meeting took place from 09h00 to 12h00.  In the afternoon, a slide show of our trip to France, prepared by André Lapointe, was commented by Guy St-Hilaire.

May 8 to 21, 2009 - Trip to France

Map of Maulais Area

The idea of a trip to France was among the early objectives of the Association of the Descendants of Nicolas Audet dit Lapointe, but it was only during the annual reunion of 8-9 September, 2007, in Lac-Etchemin, that we began promoting it. The following 'Nicolas and Magdeleine' newsletters then continued to cover it and invited interested parties to submit their name.  At the end of July 2008, the advertising leaflet from the 'Groupe Voyages Québec' travel agency, giving details, prices and conditions of the trip was ready and was sent to the hundred or so people who previously gave their name, first to members of the ADNAL and then to all others, inviting them to register officially.  At the end of September 2008, all 45 seats were already reserved.  As planned, the trip departed from the Trudeau Airport in Montreal on May 8, 2009, and returned the following May 21st.

This trip, which represented the major activity of the year for the ADNAL, replaced the 2009 annual gatherings of members that had been held since 2003.  Almost all of the directors and several members of the ADNAL, totalling 45 persons, have taken part.  During 14 days, all parts of the trip on French soil were made in the company of a highly accomplished French guide, bringing participants to visit, among other, Chartres, the Perche region (Tourouvre, Mortagne), Lower Normandy (D-day beaches), Brittany (Mont-St-Michel and St Malo), the Aunis region (La Rochelle), Poitou (Maulais, Maranzais, and Angles), the castles of the Loire and Paris.  However, the highlight of the trip was our visit of Maulais on May 16, the place of origin of our french ancestor Nicolas Audet dit Lapointe, who came to New France in 1663.  Enchanted by his stay in Quebec and his meeting with our members in the Lac-Beauport area in the fall of 2008, the Mayor of Maulais welcomed our delegation of descendants of the ancestor Nicolas with open arms and we were exceptionally well received.

It is hoped that this trip will enhance the ties between the North American descendants of the ancestor Nicolas Audet dit Lapointe and his place of origin in France.  We find echoes of this trip in one of the 'Nicolas and Magdeleine' newsletters ... and in the the 'News' section of our website. 

Guy St-Hilaire

March 31, 2009 - Introduction of the new ADNAL Web Site

The ADNAL web site gets a face lift!
  • Site with several photos, slide shows and videos
  • New Members section (registration required)
  • Nicolas and Magdeleine newsletters download via the members section
  • A new ADNAL genealogical Forum is planned starting June 2009
  • New quality hosting site
  • Modernization and English language translation starting June 2009

First ADNAL site

New Introduction Page

New Home Page

March 6 to 8, 2009 - Founding Families' Fair in Québec City, QC

For the sixth consecutive year, ADNAL participated in the Founding Families Fair, held from March 6 to 8 at the Laurier Shopping Centre in Quebec City. Our presence at the show was a success; 7 new members joined the association and we sold several dictionaries and various promotional items. But the greatest satisfaction is being able to meet and talk with many visitors, including many members who take advantage of this opportunity to come and greet us. A very sincere thank you to the volunteers who agreed to participate in this activity, because without them, the task would be much too heavy.

October 4, 2008 - Audet dit Lapointe family gathering at Mont-Tourbillon, Lac Beauport, Quebec

Our 6th Annual Gathering will surely be part of our fondest memories, given fall setting worthy of the finest paintings, the excellent work of the Organizing Committee in warmly welcoming all cousins and the enthusiasm of some 200 participants.

October 4, 2008 - Audet-Lapointe family Genealogical Dictionnary

Good news to all descendants of Nicolas Audet dit Lapointe. The launch of the long awaited genealogical dictionary of the Audet dit Lapointe family was made at the 6th ADNAL family gathering at Lac Beauport on October 4, 2008.

October 3, 2008  - Inauguration of our Monument at St-Jean, Île d'Orléans, QC.

Unveiling and inaugration of the Nicolas Audet commemorative plaque on October 3, 2008 at St-Jean, Île d'Orléans, QC.

October 19 to 21, 2007 - Founding Families' Fair in Alma, QC

ADNAL took part in the 2007 Founding Families' Fair in Alma, QC.

September 23, 2007 - "Parc des Ancêtres" Park

  • "Parc des Ancêtres - September 23, 2007

On the sunny sunday of September 23rd 2007 the first commemorative plaque  to pay hommage to our ancestors Nicolas Audet dit Lapointe and his wife Magdeleine Després was unveiled.
The "Parc des Ancêtres" is located near the Ste-Famille Parish Church and is under the responsibility of the "Fondation François-Lamy". The park pays hommage to ancestors of of families which originaly established themselves on the île d'Orléans island.

September 8, 2007 - Family gathering in the region of Chaudière-Appalaches

I would like to thank the organizing committee for welcoming us in Chaudière-Appalaches on the shores of beautiful Lac-Etchemin.
And to all of you dear participants, for your participation in our 5th Reunion, your presence is proof of your sense of belonging toward your origins and your ancestors ... as well as all your cousins.  For the organizers, it truly warms the heart!

February 2007 - Founding Families' Fair at Place Laurier in Ste-Foy, QC

In order to pursue our recruiting efforts and to continue to make ourselves known, we participated in the Founding Families' Fair at Place Laurier in Ste-Foy in February 2007.  This was our 4th presence; we met several new people there, answered many questions and distributed about 200 flyers. The experience is always rewarding, which is why we plan to participate in February 2008.

September 16, 2006-2006 Annual Reunion in the Eastern Townships.

An outstanding family reunion was held in Sherbrooke, lots of people... and an excellent organization.

  • Event held at Sherbrooke University
  • Unveiling of ADNAL Coat of Arms by players dressed as Nicolas Audet and Magdeleine Després
  • With more than 200 people attending
  • Including Claire Boudreau, from "Héraut Saint-Laurent", Louise Lapointe ADNAL President and Guy St-Hilaire Vice-President who took special care on the Coat of Arms file.

October 21 to 23, 2005 - Founding Families' Fair in Gatineau

The ADNAL participated in the 2005 Founding Families' Fair in Gatineau.

September 10th 2005 - 2005 Annual Reunion in St-Gédéon, Lac St-Jean QC

The third family gathering and Annual General Meeting were a overwhelming success.

September 11, 2004 - 2004 Annual Reunion in Cap-à-L'Aigle, QC.

Our family gathering and Annual General Meeting were held in Cap-à-l'Aigle, in the Charlevoix region.

February 1, 2004 - "" Internet Domain Name

The Association des Descendants de Nicolas Audet dit Lapointe inc. now has its own domain name :

September 13, 2003 - 2013 Annual Reunion in Île d'Orléans

  • A first Reunion of the descendants of Nicolas Audet dit Lapointe and Magdeleine Després took place on September 13, 2003, at Île d'Orléans.  It was a success with more than 250 people.
  • Louise Lapointe, President, said "I am honored by the confidence that the members of the Board of Directors have placed in me, by entrusting me with the Presidency.  The role is important and the task heavy; however, I am fortunate to be surrounded by a team of dynamic people."

April 23, 2003 - ADNAL's 1st anniversary

  • First anniversary of the Association of the Descendants of Nicolas Audet dit Lapointe Inc.
  • A Word from President Gaston Audette-Lapointe in the June 2003 Newsletter no. 3 :

"We just celebrated our first anniversary on April 23, without fanfare, but our organization is growing.  New members have kept joining our ranks throughout the winter and we already exceed the two hundred members mark - a magic number to ensure the survival of an association.  But it does mean that the members of the Board had to give their 110% to put in place the structure and welcome all these new members.  A big success, considering that other associations reach a ceiling with that number."

November 2002 - First "Nicolas and Magdeleine" Newsletter

The first issue of the "Nicolas and Magdeleine" Newsletter - Number 1, November 2002

September 27, 2002 - ADNAL Web Site in English

The Association of the Descendants de Nicolas Audet dit Lapointe inc. establishes its presence in English on the Internet.

Aug. 26, 2002 - ADNAL receives its patent letters

The Association des descendants de Nicolas Audet dit Lapointe obtains its incorporation as a legal person under part 3 of Quebec's Companies Act, i.e. as a non-profit organization.

Aug. 26, 2002 - ADNAL is registered in Quebec's Enterprise Register

  • The Association has been registered in the public register of the Registraire des entreprises du Québec
  • Quebec enterprise number NEQ # 1160991411.
  • The register can be consulted at the following web address : by entering  NEQ # 1160991411

June 11, 2002 : ADNAL establishes its presence on the Internet

Raymond Audette creates ADNAL's first Internet Page
at : 

We can see that the membership has remained stable at $20!