Miner Heritage Farm
100 Mountain Street
Granby QC J2G 6S1
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Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens. They are the most vigorous, the most independant, the most virtuous and they are tied to their country and wedded to its liberty and interests by the most lasting bands.
Thomas Jefferson, 1785
Board of Directors
Joanne Lalumière | Chairperson
The energetic and charismatic Joanne Lalumière has been managing Granby Zoo with gusto since 2003. Under his leadership, the Zoo has enjoyed remarkable growth, benefiting from investments of more than $50 million, and is now listed among the Top 10 Zoos in North America. Joanne, who loves tackling challenges and strategic planning, is one of three North American representatives on the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
Paul Bergeron | Vice-president
A high-calibre canoeist and cycling enthusiast who loves the Alps, Paul Bergeron enjoys teamwork and major projects. The Director General of the Centre hospitalier de Granby for 15 years, he currently oversees the Haute-Yamaska Residual Waste Management Corporation, in conjunction with the setting up of a $45 million composting-sorting plant in Granby. The founder of the Haute-Yamaska Chamber of Commerce’s business mentoring program and the chairman of the Centre d’action bénévole de Granby (a volunteer organization), Paul is actively involved in the area. His leadership attributes and legendary joviality are much appreciated by the many boards of directors on which he sits.
Pierre Leroux | Secretary
A chartered accountant and acknowledged businessman Pierre Leroux was an associate with Raymond Chabot Martin Grant Thornton and vice-president-general manager of a trucking company in Montreal. Relishing a challenge and keenly interested in getting involved in the community, Pierre sits on assorted consultation committees of various companies. He is also a board member of the Chamber of Commerce and serves as the business mentoring representative on the board. His experience in finance, his candour, ability to listen and his meticulousness are of great help to the young entrepreneurs to whom he has the pleasure of providing a support structure.
Juliette Gagné | Treasurer
Co-owner and vice-president of Sani-Eco, a residual waste management firm in Haute-Yamaska, Juliette Gagné is a dynamic and innovative businesswoman who is involved at every level of her company. Generous and tireless, Juliette also imparts her business experience to the young entrepreneurs to whom she provides structural support as a mentor for the Haute-Yamaska Chamber of Commerce. The daughter of a farmer and the owner of a farm herself in Ste-Cécile de Milton, Juliette is very familiar with the land and enjoys transmitting her know-how and expertise in the agricultural field to her children, grandchildren and, now, to the Miner Heritage Farm team.
Jérémie Lacasse | Administrator
Artistic director of the visual communications firm Agrumes Design, Jérémie Lacasse brings his energized ideas to the Miner Heritage Farm project. Fuelled by positive vibes and mass quantities of healthy foods, this physical fitness and cycling enthusiast works his brain every bit as hard as his muscles. The Miner Heritage Farm logo and the visual aspect of the website are the result of his creative genius.
Caroline Gosselin | Ph.D, General manager and founder
Caroline Gosselin was raised on the outskirts of the Miner Farm and is deeply attached to this part of the country. A doctor of Physiology-Endocrinology and enthusiastic mother of five children Caroline believes a person’s health and welfare is closely linked to regular contact with nature. In starting up the Miner Heritage Farm project, Caroline is fulfilling a dream of providing the public with a green oasis, mere steps from the downtown core, a place where it’s great to be in touch with the animals, the land and our history. When she’s not in front of her computer planning the Miner Heritage Farm’s orientation and development, Caroline can be found in the farm’s gardens.
Geneviève Côté | Administrative Director
With a background in television production and the holder of a bachelor’s degree in communications, Geneviève meticulously and efficiently coordinates all of the operations that comprise the Miner Heritage Farm activities. She is entirely familiar with financial set-ups, grant requests and deadlines. While she has a fondness for computer software equipment, Geneviève has also been spotted adeptly handling the power drill and hammer. And she’s already getting the next generation ready by initiating her two daughters to community work at the farm. Geneviève, who has an especially creative mind, enjoys gardening and horticulture in her leisure time.
Me Charles André Girard | Lawyer with the Grégoire Poitras Payette Rhéaume Messier firm
Patrick Girard | Municipal councillor, City of Granby and owner of Presse Café in Granby