The 2019 gathering of the Blais d’Amérique ushers in a new practice, i.e. a 2-day gathering.
The magnificent Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region will greet the Blais on August 31 and September 1st. As descendants of our common ancestor Pierre Blais, you are invited to once again take part in the joyous family gathering.
The decision to hold the gathering in the Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean region shows how the directors strive to bring the annual event to various places where large numbers of Blais families live and work.
To date, we have had the pleasure of discovering the attractions of 17 cities or towns, where we were always greeted with warm hospitality and generosity that greatly inspired us and amplified the friendly atmosphere of the gatherings. We thank all the past, and present, organizers.

The Saguenay fjord 

Whale watching on the fjord

“Place de la Marina” in the Old Port – Chicoutimi


Saturday, August 31, 2019 (Marina du Vieux-Port de Chicoutimi, 531 boul du Saguenay Est, Chicoutimi G7H 1L2)

  • 10:00 Reception and registration, photos, stands …
  • 11:30 Opening ceremony
  • 12:00 Luncheon
  • 1:30 p.m. Guided tour: discovery circuits
  • 5:00 p.m. President’s cocktail and protocol activities
  • 6:00 p.m. Friendship supper, ambiance music, presentations, draws
  • 8:00 p.m. Music, animation, dancing

Sunday, September 1st, 2019

  • 9:30 Annual general assembly of Association members (Auberge Le Parasol, 1287 boul du Saguenay Est, Chicoutimi)
  • 11:30 Complementary activity (additional costs)

(Cruise = $65, box lunch = $15)

11:45 Departure from the Marina to the dock in Sainte-Rose-du-Nord
12:45 Embarkation
1:00 p.m. Cruise on the Saguenay Fjord
4:00 p.m. Closing activities at the end of the cruise 
5:00 p.m. 
Back to Chicoutimi and goodbyes!

Thank you and ‘til next year!


If you wish to stay one or more nights in Saguenay (Chicoutimi) for the Blais gathering (August 31, September 1st), the Association des Blais d’Amérique has reserved 40 rooms at the AUBERGE LE PARASOL. The rate of $105 +tx per night is valid for reservations made before July 15, 2019.
Please mention Rassemblement des Blais 

Auberge Le Parasol

1287, boul. Saguenay Est, Chicoutimi (Qc)
418 543-7771
Sans frais: 1 866 543-7771

Normand Blais M-253, coordinator/2019 Gathering