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    Mathieu Smith
    The “dad with the iPad,” is a street worker for the Coalition sherbrookoise pour le travail de rue. 


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    Akiam Smith

    The little boy, is six years old. 



    3

    The petroglyph



    4

    Romy St-Cyr

    She works in special education for the Commission scolaire de la Région-de-Sherbrooke. Shown as pregnant in the mural, she gave birth to a baby girl on September 2, 2011.



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    Charline Patry

    She is a member of the photography club at Collège du Sacré-Cœur. This secondary-three student and recipient of the “COOP award” is in charge of the “marketing committee” of the Coop étudiante. Charine Patry is a sports enthusiast and was an alpine ski instructor at Mont-Orford. 



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    Émilie Lussier

    She is a member of the Collège du Sacré-Cœur danse group. An instructor of extracurricular dance for second-year students, she is also involved in the Parlement étudiant and the Coop étudiante. In 2011, she was conferred the “FEEP” award for her positive leadership.



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    Stéphane Lemire

    He is a professional photographer who began his career as a news photographer before working on a freelance basis. His artwork ranges from magazine photo reports to fashion photography and studio portraits. He has taken part in many exhibitions on a great variety of themes. Between 2007 and 2010, he published five books.



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    The institutional and legal area

    - The first district court house  (1823);
    - The Marquette plateau, which became an institutionally defined area in 1825 
    - Current district court house (1987). 



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    Adrien Couture

    He is six months old. He is the son of mural artist Raphaëlle Coulombe-Allie and photographer Patrick Couture. 



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    Marcel Bergeron

    A man of passion, he was a securities advisor for many years. He also practiced a host of sports and was an active sports trainer. He has been retired for several years.



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    La Tribune

    The largest and only French-language daily newspaper in the Eastern Townships, and a faithful supporter of Sherbrooke’s murals, is here represented by the “La Tribune” award conferred by the Société d'histoire de Sherbrooke. In 2010 the award was given to John Derek Booth, a physical geography and history expert on the Eastern Townships and southern Quebec. Mr. Booth has published a variety of books and has been a member of several research associations and societies.



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    James Ray Yan

    He  is originally from Vancouver and is staying in town as part of the PAIEC program offered by the Université de Sherbrooke, where he is undergoing a French-language immersion. He is a student of the University of British Columbia, which has awarded him a merit scholarship.



    2

    Textile factories

    - The Lomas textile factory  (1842);
    - The Paton textile factory  (1867-1978);
    - The Kayser silk factory  (1915);



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    Gloria Mampuya

    She  has been a member of the Collège du Sacré-Cœur wind ensemble for three years and performs in various yearly concerts. She has also received honourable mentions including “Best Attitude” in basketball practice and “New Star of the Year” in athletics. 



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    Sister Priscilla Lareau

    She  is from the Filles de la Charité du Sacré-Cœur de Jésus congregation, which founded the Collège du Sacré-Cœur (then located on Parc Street in the eastern part of the city) in 1945. She taught at the school for several years, but left when the institution had to comply with the Government of Quebec and relocate to make room for the modern-day Cégep de Sherbrooke. Together with a group of parents, Sister Priscilla Lareau founded the Coopérative du Collège du Sacré-Cœur on Belvédère Street North and directed it until 1976. She taught at the Coopérative until her retirement in June 1990.



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    Claude Sirois

    He is a teacher and secular pastoral worker at Mitchell, du Phare and Louis-Saint-Laurent (East Angus) schools. He also acts as Regional Leisure Development Officer for the Conseil régional des loisirs de l’Estrie (CRLE) and Regional Cultural Development Officer for the Conseil de la culture de l’Estrie (CCE). In 2010, the Mr. Sirois was granted the “Emeritus Worker in Regional Cultural Development in the Eastern Townships” medal by the CCE. 



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    Antoine Sirois

    Priest-educator, he is Emeritus Professor at the Université de Sherbrooke. He holds a doctorate from the Université de Paris-Sorbonne in comparative literature, is a member of the Royal Society of Canada, and has published a number of books. He was also given the “Gabrielle Roy” award (1987,) as well as the “La Tribune” award conferred by the Société d’histoire de Sherbrooke. 



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    Factory

    - Sherbrooke Pure Milk Co. (SPM), a dairy plant previously located at 209 Belvédère Street North (1930 to 1976).



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    Éric Langlois

    He is a actor, is here seen playing the role of “Francis, the window cleaner.” He also plays Senator Howard in the theatrical tour “Le Tour de la cité, Par le chemin des fresques” by Productions Traces et Souvenances. In addition, he is an author-composer-performer and hosts a nationally broadcasted radio show on Radio Ville-Marie. Éric Langlois was given the “Best Radio Interview” award in 2008. 



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    Des pentes de l’Orford

    A poem by Alfred DesRochers



    3

    Sherbrooke

    A poem by Jean O’Neil



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    Dominique Perron

    She teaches science and is Assistant Director of the Collège du Sacré-Cœur. Her reading, travels and other creative experiences fuel the passion that she shares with her colleagues, students and friends.  



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    Jocelyn Lussier

    He was born in St-Gérard and studied fine arts in Quebec. For 37 years, he taught plastic arts at Montcalm and St-François schools, where he inspired the creativity of many of today’s artists. He retired in 1997. 



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    Serge Christiaenssens

    He is from Magog. A professor and man of the theatre, he worked with many actors including Gilles Latulippe. He also played several film and television roles, such as the well-known Bedeau Bronsard in the series “Entre chien et loup.” He was additionally featured in commercials. Serge Christiaenssens passed away in January 2010.



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    Factory

    - C.P. Railways depot on Belvédère Street North (1890)



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    Sophianne Poulin-Houle

    She has been elected Class President every year of her studies at Collège du Sacré-Cœur. She has received “COOP” awards on different occasions and is President of the Board of the student coffee shop, as well as Assistant Coach for the secondary one basketball team.

     



Heart

Location:  Collège du Sacré-Cœur de Sherbrooke, 155, Belvédère St. N, Sherbrooke, Quebec, J1H 4A7 

Dimensions: 39 feet wide by 42 feet high, total of 1638 ft2

 Realisation: 2011

Influenced by master painters of trompe-l’œil such as Cornelis Norbertus Gijsbrechts (1630-1675) and Giuseppe Maria Crespi (1665-1747), this mural evokes the history of the neighbourhood, a rich site of culture, literature, and knowledge. The work brings together fact and fiction embroidered with the colours and lives of the local Lomas, Paton, and Kayser factories. The mural is located a stone’s throw from the neighbouring Éva-Senécal library. In the painting, the stories of the secondary school become the levels of a great bookcase housing Lilliputian characters and giant books from the literary world of the Eastern Townships region. This mural is an allegory of Sherbrooke’s standing as a centre of knowledge and the region’s cultural cradle, as well as a metaphor of the local literary universe, with more than 100 authors represented.