A lot to celebrate

The Belangers had a lot to celebrate on this hot Sunday of September 2002. Their parents 60th Wedding Anniversary and their mother's 80th Birthday. 

Friends and family decided it was the perfect occasion to give a beautiful picture of Bert outside Saratoga Raceway's paddock by Andre L'Heureux, to congratulate Bert on his 3000th win. Therese & Jeanette, Bert's aunts gave him a great horse sculpture.

Michel, Bert's uncle, had prepared a speech perfect for the occasion, and made a mention of Denis, Bert's brother, a part time trainer driver, 100th win and all the accomplishments of their father, now a retired horse owner, trainer and driver.

A birthday wish for a niece Isabelle, a horse trainer who just had her first baby William, who already wears his own racing color.

The departure from Chateau Bonne Entente was like the arrival in a Limousine, a courtesy of Real, Bert's youngest brother, you guess it, also a part time horse owner, trainer and driver.

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Denis, Andre, Real & Remi, Bert's brothers.
Micheline & Monique, Bert's sisters.
Therese & Jeannette, Bert's aunts.
Thank You All!... / Merci beaucoup!...


Happy Birthday Bert!

Bert, Myriam & Carole

May 30th, 2004 - Ste Anne de Beaupre, Quebec, Canada.

Here godchild Myriam presents her beautiful home-made birthday card to Bert, while her proud mother, Carole, looks on lovingly, at the family celebrations honoring P.E. & Lauretta's (father-in-law & mother-in-law) 60th wedding anniversary, Jean & Denise (brother-in-law & sister-in-law) 25th wedding anniversary, Bert & Lyse's 35th wedding anniversary AND Bert's 60th birthday.

" Thank You All "

 " A vous tous, Merci! "


Saratoga Harness Hall of Fame

Sunday, June 4, 2006

Open House & Induction Ceremonies


From Canada to Florida, friends & family cames to the Saratoga Hall of Fame
Take a stroll through the Museum exhibits. Coffee and Danish provided, courtesy of Saratoga Gaming & Raceway
A Celebration cake, courtesy of Ms. Alberta Dutcher
Writer Carol Scott & Saratoga Hall of Fame Member & Executive Director Virginia o'Brien.
Roger Martin, Bert's first horse owner offer his congratulations.
Andre & Micheline L'Heureux have their picture taken with Bert.
Barbara Canale, Susan Westra & Phoebee Chamberlin are reading Bert's Award
Congratulations to Little Prize's owner Mrs. Concetta Spagnola with her son Larry and his wife Carol. Bert drove horses for them.
Bert's brothers Remi, Andre, Real and his sister Monique
The family, Remi, Vincent, Diane, Dorice, Real, Andre, Bert, Lyse, Monique, Real, Pier-Luc, France
Our thanks to the Saratoga Hall of Fame for the beautiful ceremonies.
Following the Saratoga Hall of Fame Ceremonies, we had a Little Roast Luncheon Buffet at the Trifecta Room of the Holiday Inn for Bert.
Dr. Bill & Liz Grass open with a poem that all enjoy...
And here it comes!
Click on music note to listen to Dr. Bill Grass poem.
Thanks for coming!

Thank you all!...    -     Merci a vous tous!...