Video Length: 1:45
On-camera starts at 0:11
(Richard Provencher is standing in the Collection Reference Room at 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa)
Richard Provencher: Welcome to this new episode of On the Road to 2017 with Library and Archives Canada.
Richard Provencher: 2015 marks the 350th anniversary of the arrival of the Carignan-Salières Regiment in New France.
(An illustration of a mousquetaire from the Carignan-Salières Regiment, of an illustration of an officer of the Carignan-Salières Regiment)
Richard Provencher: In 1665, 1,300 soldiers were sent by Louis the fourteenth, King of France, to fight the Iroquois who were frightening the colony.
(Two illustrations of Québec in the 17th century)
Richard Provencher: After their demobilization, some 400 of them chose to stay in New France where they settled and married.
Richard Provencher: Their contribution to Quebec’s history is vast.
(A map of a portion of the Province of Quebec, where the cities of Sorel-Tracy, Chambly, Contrecoeur, Verchères and Boisbriand are pinpointed)
Richard Provencher: Several municipalities such as Sorel, Chambly, Contrecoeur, Verchères and Boisbriand were founded by officers of the regiment.
(A map of where the town of Isle La Motte, in Vermont, is pinpointed)
Richard Provencher: Even the small town of Isle La Motte, in Vermont, was founded by Captain Pierre de La Motte.
(Dr. Jean-François Lozier, Curator, Canadian History to 1800, Canadian Museum of History, is standing in front of the main staircase at 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa)
Jean-François Lozier: A very large number of Quebecers, of Canadians, even of Americans number these brave soldiers among their ancestors.
Jean-François Lozier: Names like Lafontaine, Lafleur, Larose, Champagne, Jolicoeur, Lavallée -to name but a few- can still be heard today.
(A screen shot of LAC’s New France webpage)
Richard Provencher: To learn more, take a look at our Web resources!
(Richard is standing in the Collection Reference Room)
Richard Provencher: See you along the Road to 2017!
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