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Ward, John-Peter, 1944-2022

  • Person
  • 1944-2022

John-Peter Ward was born on October 27, 1944 in Sherbrooke. The second living child of a family of seven, his life was marked by his wish to excel in the fields that interested him. Audio, cycling, cross-country skiing, construction tools and photography were his passions at different times in his life. Having taken a course in technical drawing, then a bachelor's degree in philosophy at the University of Sherbrooke, he devoted a good part of his life to supporting his father, Albert Ward, suffering from lung cancer (1915-1987), then his mother, Marcelle Salois, suffering from Alzheimer's disease (1919-2013). Single and reserved, he lived with his parents all his life before acquiring the family home after his mother's death in 2013.

Between 1958 and 1968, the family lived in a house in the country on Route 143 between Bromptonville and Windsor. In 1968, the family moved to Greenlay, to a house built in the 19th century. People knew John-Peter by his long walks. This was an opportunity for him to photograph various events, including the demolition of the Domtar Mill in Windsor, floods in Greenlay and fires. Photography for him was a technical tool of precision before being an art. He was especially interested in the quality of the image in different contexts.

John-Peter Ward died in 2022.

Canada Games 2013

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  • 2013

The 2013 Canada Summer Games was a national multi-sport event that was held in Sherbrooke, Quebec from August 2, 2013 to August 17, 2013. Bishop's University was the venue for two sports: basketball and soccer. These Games were the first Canada Summer Games to be held in Quebec, and third overall after the inaugural Canada Winter Games in Quebec City in 1967 and the 1983 Canada Winter Games in Saguenay. Sherbrooke hosted the 2013 Canada Summer Games from August 2nd to the 17th. It made its mark with many innovations and successes, including the event’s recognition as sustainable, fair-trade, and carbon care Games, the establishment of an Office of the Ombudsman for volunteers, and free admission to Closing Ceremonies for everyone. 6329 volunteers, 14 897 participants including 3400 athletes and 150 sponsors contributed to the success of the Canada Summer Games–Sherbrooke 2013. Team Ontario proved once again to be a tremendous competitor, winning the Canada Games Flag. Nova Scotia took home the Jack Pelech, B.C won the Claude Hardy and Manitoba awarded Centennial Cup.