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A team of professionals

Throughout its history, from time to time the Corporation du Moulin Légaré (CML) has called upon the services of various employees, often hired as contract workers. Board members and volunteers have also contributed their time, expertise and skills to carry out a major portion of the tasks. Since the mill gained in popularity and the CML’s mandate was expanded, it became necessary to hire staff to ensure that the organization’s day-to-day activities run smoothly. As a result, a young, dynamic team was formed.

A general manager coordinates staff activities. She manages financial and material resources based on the policies established by the board.

In 2011, Martin Trudel joined the team full time as an apprentice miller. In addition to helping the miller Daniel Saint-Pierre, he is learning the trade to ensure that the milling tradition continues at the Moulin Légaré. His job includes other tasks as well. In winter, he takes advantage of his background in history to do research and help develop exhibitions as a project manager. He conducts tours with groups visiting the mill.

A tourism development officer is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with partners, looking after communications for the CML and the attractions in Vieux-Saint-Eustache, and coordinating bookings for tours of the mill. She is also responsible for planning the Festival de la galette et des saveurs du terroir, which is growing from year to year.

Since July 2015, an activities coordinator has been responsible for developing the program, and designing and implementing projects based on the CML’s educational and cultural mission.

An administrative assistant has also joined the team to support the general manager and the treasurer and help recruit new members for the Corporation.

Every summer, a group of guides joins the CML. They conduct guided tours, walking tours and educational activities. This has been made possible by grants from two federal government programs: Young Canada Works and Canada Summer Jobs.

Thanks to its many years of volunteer work, the CML enjoys a high level of awareness and recognition, which has brought the support of a strong team of professionals.

Ernest Labelle, wearing a three-cornered hat, and Marthe Beausoleil, wearing a bonnet, seated in a buggy.

Marthe Beausoleil (right) has worked as a secretary for the CML. She is seen taking part in the activities of the Festival de la galette et des saveurs du terroir along with former chair Ernest Labelle (left).

Corporation du Moulin Légaré