In 1967, Sherbrooke is preparing to host the World Water Ski Championships. For the occasion, Sherbrooke built the Armand-Nadeau pavilion on the edge of the Lac des Nations. A young Sherbrookois, Jean Perrault, then a member of the National Water Ski Team, participated in this major competition.

The following summer, the young addict to waterskiing proposed to Mayor to borrow the infrastructure left by the World Championships to make water skiing accessible to the people of Sherbrooke. The offer was accepted and Jean Perrault founded the water ski school bearing his name.

Jean Perrault

For a 49th consecutive season, Jean Perrault water ski school pursues the objective proposed by is founder : Make accessible, by its location and affordable rates, waterskiing to Sherbrooke's population. Each summer, it is almost 500 skiers or wakeboarders who enjoy the services of this school, "One of the oldest water ski school still in operation in the world" (source : Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada).

Through the years, this nonprofit organization organized several major events related to water ski with another World Championship, a World Junior Championship, Canadian Championships, the Eastern Canadian Championships ... Jean Perrault water ski school is also the origin of the Lac des Nations Festival .

Through his competition club, Jean Perrault water ski school has also allowed many local athletes to perform in water skiing and wakeboarding on the national and international scene.