While in Verdun yesterday i took these photos at the Labelle Park wich commemorates the first pioneers to establish Verdun called "Les Argoulets" wich means sharp shooters in todays's terms. The plaque is in french but I think members should be able to understand the meaning:
"L'Argoulet inspire de l'histoire de Verdun, représente le nom donné à un groupe d'arquebusiers du XV11e siècle chargés de la garde du territoire. Ils portaient le nom de:
Jean Baptiste Gadodis, Pierre Ragideau, Jean Leroy, Étienne Campeau, Simon Cardinal,
Pierre Gadois, Jean Chicot et Michel Guibert.
ls devinrent les premiers résidents de la côte des "Argoulets qui plus tard s'est appelé Verdun en l'honneur de son fondateur "Zacharie Dupuis" venue de Saverdun en France.
The Labelle Park is situated at the beginning of Verdun at the interesection of Verdun and Henri Duhamel (continuation of Atwater).
I wonder how many are aware of these important Verdun historical facts, not many I bet.
Étienne Campeau was the first generation of the Campeau's to inhabit the continent and since my wife is a Campeau, she was quite proud to learn about this fact. I must admit that I am not impressed with this kind of architecture as I don't see any connection with the first settlers. It looks more like a giant Godzilla.