Michaël Gravel and Corporation du Moulin Légaré
Lise Tremblay: When I was chair of the Bel Âge recreation committee, I had to motivate the team a little because people weren’t really aware of the importance of the festival. So I reminded them that the mill and the festival gave us a unique opportunity to raise the site’s visibility. Then I said: “We’re also an asset to the Corporation because we save them from having to look after that aspect of the work.” It’s true: we take care of everything to do with the galettes, and we do a good job of it. Also, I’ve always used the products from the mill, the flour, a lot at home, and I promote it. And when I was teaching, as soon as guided tours started to be offered, I made it a duty to tour the historic landmarks with my grade three students, including the Moulin Légaré, which was a very important stop. That was part of our curriculum. I also went to TVA to make galettes for the TV show Deux filles le matin. That was to advertise the mill. I mention the mill to everyone I talk to, and when people visit us, we like to bring them to see the Moulin Légaré. I think it’s important. It’s a part of the city that’s truly worth preserving.