THAT YEAR, IN THE GASPÉSIE REGION in the small town of Saint-Damase, was born Gino Ouellet. He was the 8th boy of a family of eight children. His first steps were taken on the land and the great forests of his father. At five, he was already saying, “My life is wood.” Resourceful and hardworking Gino Ouellet stands out for his innovative and entrepreneurial side. At the age of eight, he sold $ 1,000 worth of worms to his community’s outdoor base.