October 6th marked the closing celebrations of the centennial of “Pavillon Saint-Lambert”. On this occasion, the Congregation received special words of gratitude from the personnel and students of the school. Here are some excerpts from the speech given by Mrs. Carmen Poirier, Directress General of Collège Durocher Saint-Lambert.
“Dear students and staff members ...as you know, October 6th is always an important day at the college. … This year, on this 6th of October, 2011, Eulalie Durocher would have been 200 years old. So we have chosen this date to altogether carry out the final duties of the centennial: duties to remember and to give thanks.
Mother Marie-Rose or if you wish, Eulalie Durocher, had a dream and a passion: to provide a good education to the young people of the 19th century. Two centuries later, she is still inspiring the teachers of our school who also deserve our gratitude for their daily commitment.
That is why we will all gather outside to close the centennial celebrations and to celebrate the 200th year of the foundress of our school: Mother Marie-Rose!
I now invite each student and each adult to participate in the largest gathering of our school...it will be an immense ‘thank you’ (Merci) with the letters filled in by all the students, staff members and guests of honour.”