After our Annual General Meeting on 29 July, we were a little late in getting back to you with news of the wonderful welcome we received there. We invite you to catch up with us today with these images…

A word about our official reception at Saguenay City Hall, where all the member cities formed a guard of honour on the stairs… The speeches by Mayor Julie Dufour and our President Claudine Ledoux highlighted our network of cooperation and support for the puppet arts.

Unable to attend, the Oblast of Chernihiv (Ukraine), north of Kiev, officially received the first AVIAMA International Award Trophy for Initiative 2022, created by Saguenay artist Maryse Leboeuf-Gagné, through a moving video presentation by its Vice-President, Nina Lemesh.

L’Autre, Saguenay’s citizen puppet, was present in the front row for the signing of the City’s Golden Book.

Apart from our Annual General Meeting, which most of the absent members were able to follow remotely when they were not on site, the programme enabled the delegation to discover the region led by enthusiastic guides and to attend a number of shows at FIAMS, which itself was a great success and we’ll be coming back to that in pictures too…

A round-table discussion chaired by Denis Roy also gave the delegation the opportunity to share their experiences and look ahead to the future development of the Association.

Many thanks to all our friends in Saguenay!

See you in 2024 (29 and 30 June) in Ghent – Belgium for our next General Meeting.

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