Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent

A guest of honour

Portrait of a group of four men, followed by a caddie carrying a golf bag, with a parking lot in the background.

Canada’s centennial celebration golf tournament, chaired by the former Canadian Prime Minister Louis-Stephen St-Laurent, who is accompanied by Hon. Michel Lemieux and Hon. C. Stewart (1967).

© Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent, René Marmen coll., ma03801.

For a community of summer people, the presence of a prime minister always stirred up a certain amount of pride. The summer people of Saint-Patrice (Rivière-du-Loup) remember the electoral campaigns of Louis-Stephen St-Laurent and, in fact, election posters still hang in some homes! Whether during his years as the country’s leader or once he was a former prime minister, St-Laurent was often invited as an honorary guest to events, as was the case here for a golf tournament on the occasion of Canada’s centennial celebrations.

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