Provincial plaque unveiling to commemorate The Flying Frenchmen: Jean-Baptiste "Jack" Laviolette 1879-1960

Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 11 a.m.

From left: Édouard “Newsy” Lalonde, Jean-Baptiste “Jack” Laviolette and Didier “Cannonball” Pitre. Photos courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Please join the Ontario Heritage Trust, in partnership with the City of Belleville and the Hastings County Historical Society, as we unveil a provincial plaque commemorating The Flying Frenchmen – Jean-Baptiste “Jack” Laviolette 1879-1960.

After the Montreal Canadiens were formed in 1909, Belleville-born Jean-Baptiste “Jack” Laviolette (1879-1960) was hired as the playing-manager and captain. With teammates Édouard “Newsy” Lalonde and Didier “Cannonball” Pitre, Laviolette led the team to its first Stanley Cup championship in 1916, before retiring two years later.

This is the first in a series of three provincial plaques honouring The Flying Frenchmen.

For more information, please call 416-325-5016.

The Trust wishes to thank the Ontario Office of Francophone Affairs for its assistance and the Department of Canadian Heritage for its financial contribution through the Canada-Ontario Agreement on French-Language Services.

Poster [PDF, 2.1 MB]


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