Dear Cyr & Cyr Root Family Members:
It gives me great pleasure to invite you to the 2011 Cyr & Cyr Root Family Reunion in beautiful Madawaska,
Maine, to be held on August 11, 12, 13, and 14, 2011. Our family reunion will be held in conjunction with the annual
Acadian Festival held each year in Madawaska, ME. It is during the last four days of the Acadian Festival that the Cyr
reunion organizers are planning special events for the Cyrs.
Madawaska, the most northern town in the northeast, borders New Brunswick, Canada. Our French roots are
still very visible and intact due to the close proximity of many French communities in Canada. Come see the plush,
picturesque landscapes and the breathtaking views of our St. John Valley at its best. A warm reception and friendly
hospitality await you.
Our website contains various links for your revue. Please visit our website at: www.cyrandcyrrootsreunion.com.
We’re giving you the added opportunity to get a head start in purchasing souvenirs, registering, and including your
families in a genealogy book which we are compiling and offering. The deadline for inclusion of pictures and data for
the genealogy book is March 15, 2011. We will update our website periodically, so be sure to check it often.
We promise the Cyr reunion will be one you will never forget. We are looking forward to meeting and greeting
our cousins from near and far. Since it is virtually impossible for us to invite every Cyr name or Cyr root, we ask that
you share this information with anyone we may have missed and/or send us their names and addresses so that we may
The Cyr committee will also be creating an AD book. Other than business ads, we will be including a section of
deceased family members. You may purchase an AD if you wish; just send a picture along with whatever you wish to
have written with the picture/s. The cost will be $100 for a full page ad, $80 for a three quarter page ad, $60 for a half
page ad, or $35 for a quarter page ad. For $125 dollars, we will advertise on our webpage for the duration it is placed to
the time of the reunion and we will include a full page ad free in our AD book. Your ad needs to be in by March 15,
We would like to stress pre-registration for the reunion and especially the banquet in order to plan to serve you
the best possible way. We ask that you complete the family history sheet that is provided and return NO LATER THAN
March 15, 2011, to be included in the picture/genealogy book whether you plan to attend the reunion or not. We also
ask that original photos be sent, limit the amount of photos to two per generation. We suggest that you insert a peel-off
label with your name, address, and identify individuals on photos from left to right and by rows, state where photo was
taken if possible in back of photo to help expedite the process. You will be able to pick up your photos at the
registration desk in August. All other photos will be returned to you after the reunion. You may send us a short
story/history of your family and we will insert in our genealogy book. Deadline is still March 15, 2011.
We advise you to bring your valid passports with you to guarantee a smooth entry into the U.S. or Canada.
Children under age 16 may enter with their birth certificate.
We look forward to hearing from you and seeing all of you in August 2011.
signed/Norman M. Cyr signed/Linda Gendreau Cyr
American Chairperson Corresponding Chairperson
Cyr Family Reunion
PO Box 1
Madawaska ME 04756