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Kapuskasing 100 committee goes through changes, still meeting through COVID-19 pandemic, planning going well for celebrations next year

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In less than six months, Kapuskasing will be marking its 100th anniversary. Town Councillor Julien Boucher says they’ve managed to hold two100 committee meetings via video conference during the COVID-19 pandemic. He adds that the major part of the celebrations will take place on the last week of July.

“During that week our activities will be taking at the park,” he said. “We are looking at doing something special down there and I can’t go into much detail yet. Two schools will be holding reunions during that time. Not only will they have the events at the schools but they will join us for activities too.”

Kapuskasing District High School will hold their reunion that week, while Cite des Jeunes’ get together will be at a different part of the year. The Kapuskasing 100 organizing committee has gone through nearly a complete turnover of members except for one.

“Apart from one person we have an all new committee and they have brought lots of energy and good ideas,” he said. “We have only had a couple of meetings because of COVID-19 and we have had to hold them via zoom. Some people don’t like to talk much on video conferencing so when we get back to regular meetings in person that will change.”

Boucher adds that the group will miss James Croteau who brought a lot of passion to the meetings. Croteau passed away earlier this year.

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