Myriam Tremblay, pharmacist gets youth going on the North Shore
Myriam Tremblay, Brunet-affiliated pharmacist owner in Les Escoumins.
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Even in high school, Myriam knew she wanted to be a pharmacist. After practising in the city for a few years, she returned to her hometown hoping to dedicate more time and energy to her two sons. However, she soon noted the lack of recreational and sports activities. She and her spouse approached the municipal council and offered their services as soccer coaches. Though soccer was not well known in the area, the idea was welcomed with great enthusiasm and seemed to snowball. Now young people from Les Escoumins, Tadoussac, Les Bergeronnes, Longue-Rive and Forestville sign up by the dozens to play soccer in the summertime. They get to meet, play together and develop new friendships, things that would probably never have occurred without this unifying program. The initiative is so successful that, though the very first tournament was only held last summer, the Soccer des Escoumins league has already expanded to four age categories.