For Suzanne, the Pontiac region is first and foremost about family. Hers took root when she left Montréal with her partner when they felt a strong desire to save an ancestral home that was going to be demolished. It took them three years to restore it. Suzanne volunteered with organizations that share her values in order to integrate herself into the community. She found a job with one of these organizations and took part in creating the Festival international du cinéma des femmes de Fort-Coulonge—an international women’s film festival in Fort-Coulonge. There are so many ways to get involved in the Pontiac region, and the doors are wide open for anyone who wants to help out!