QUEBEC ANGLOPHONE HERITAGE NETWORK
“Security for Heritage Outreach and Workshop Initiative”
REGISTER NOW for QAHN’s upcoming “Security for Heritage” conferences!
QAHN’s “Security for Heritage” initiative was conceived as a way of assisting heritage groups around Quebec to attain a greater level of security. A series of conferences has been planned for venues in Quebec City, Montreal, the Eastern Townships, the Outaouais and the Gaspé. Topics to be addressed include physical security (for buildings and premises), collections security (protection from theft and degradation), virtual security (digital vandalism), and security for staff and volunteers (insurance concerns).
Members of QAHN and the general public are invited to register for these events early, as space is limited.
April 4, 2014, Morrin Centre, Quebec City
The Morrin Centre is helping QAHN kick off this exciting series of workshops and networking events designed for museum lovers and local history buffs keen to learn how they can better safeguard heritage in their local communities.
Preventive conservation techniques and tips on thwarting threats to collections, archives and heritage buildings are on the agenda as the first full-day conference in QAHN’s Security for Heritage workshop series gets underway April 4, 2014.
In the morning workshop, led by Jean Dendy of the Centre de Conservation du Québec and historic firearms collector Ross Jones, participants will examine some of the common threats to antique wood and metal objects and discover the secrets behind their proper care and handling. Whether you own a private collection, operate a museum or have a special interest in the conservator’s craft, you won’t want to miss these engaging presentations.
Advisors from the Department of Canadian Heritage will also be on hand to show how community-heritage groups may qualify for financial help to create new exhibits, update their collections-management systems or acquire professional-skills training.
Afternoon speakers will address topics in prevention, safety and risk management, issues that are top of mind for institutions seeking to reduce the threat of fire, theft and vandalism. Panelists include public law-enforcement and fire-services officials, as well as a veteran of Quebec’s private alarm-systems industry.
The final workshop of the day is devoted to principles and techniques for preserving rare books and other historic print materials, led by Maxime Chouinard, curator of the Morrin Centre, which is home to the historic library and rare book collection of the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec. This session is perfect for historical societies, small museums and other organizations whose collections include rare books and/or archives.
Seating for these workshops is limited, so register early to reserve your place. Payment is due Friday, March 21.
Click here for the complete conference program!
Click here to download the registration form!
May 1, 2014, Eaton Corner Museum, Eaton Corner, Quebec
The next conference on the SHOWI schedule takes place in the Eastern Townships -- at the Eaton Corner Museum in Eaton Corner, Quebec -- and promises to be an engaging one. The date: May 1, 2014.
The morning session will focus on "Safeguarding heritage properties in rural settings." Guest speakers will include Karine Fortin of the Sûreté du Quebec; Bryan Carruthers, an insurance broker with Campbell, Bellam & Associates; Mike McKenna, fire chief with the Town of North Hatley; and Harry Isbrucker, past president of the Colby-Curtis Museum.
There will be two afternoon sessions. The first will focus on "Preventive conservation of archival photographs" and will be led by Chlöe Southam, director-curator of the Colby-Curtis Museum. The second session, titled "Caring for old books, papers, maps and other documentary heritage," will be hosted by Jody Robinson, archivist with the Eastern Townships Resource Centre.
Click here to download the program for this event!
Registrations are now being accepted. Space, however, is limited. The deadline to register is April 11, 2014.
Click here to download the registration form!
For information on other upcoming “Security for Heritage” events in your area, contact QAHN at: (819) 564-9595; toll free (877) 964-0409, or firstname.lastname@example.org
QAHN AGM! MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Stanbridge East, Quebec
Stay tuned for more information!
ANNUAL VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION AWARDS
The Marion Phelps Award is presented annually by QAHN in recognition of outstanding long-term contributions by an individual to the preservation and promotion of Anglophone heritage in the province of Quebec. QAHN invites its members as well as members of the public to nominate individual volunteers who have consistently worked towards the preservation and promotion of Quebec's Anglophone heritage.
QAHN’s annual Richard Evans Award recognizes the outstanding long-term contribution by an organization or group of volunteers to the preservation and promotion of Anglophone heritage in the province of Quebec. Members of QAHN and members of the general public are invited to nominate organizations or groups of volunteers, including those not affiliated with QAHN, that have consistently exhibited dedication and leadership in working towards the preservation and promotion of Quebec's Anglophone heritage.
Recipients of the Marion Phelps and Richard Evans awards are honoured at QAHN’s annual convention in June. This year’s convention will take place in Stanbridge East on June 7, 2014.
For more information on QAHN’s volunteer recognition awards, including nomination forms, click here: http://qahn.org/volunteer-recognition.
The deadline for nominations is March 31, 2014.
2014 QAHN Heritage Essay Contest
QAHN is offering students in Grades 4, 5 and 6 prizes for the best true stories about remarkable people, events and traditions from Quebec’s past. The assignment: write an original brief story in English about one of the following topics: a man or woman from history who was important to the local community; a significant historical event that took place in the community; or a special festival or tradition that takes place in the community each year. 1st Prize: $175. 2nd Prize: $125. 3rd Prize: $75. All winners will receive certificates. Winning stories will appear in Quebec Heritage News and on QAHN’s website. Contest deadline: April 30, 2014.
For full contest rules, contact QAHN at: (819) 564-9595, toll free (877) 964-0409, or email@example.com.
2014 Heritage Photo Contest
Back by popular demand, QAHN is pleased to announce the 3rd edition of its annual Heritage Photo Contest. This contest is open to students enrolled in English-language high schools in the province of Quebec. Photos must be of an object, person, place or event of significance to the heritage of the student’s family, school or community. Subjects must be relevant in some way to life in the province of Quebec. 1st Prize: $200. 2nd Prize: $150. 3rd Prize: $100. All prize-winners will receive certificates. In addition, all prize-winning photos will be published in Quebec Heritage News and on QAHN’s website. Contest deadline: April 30, 2014.
For full contest rules, contact QAHN at: (819) 564-9595, toll free (877) 964-0409, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“An Island of Stories” Contest
QAHN and the Quebec Federation of Home and School Associations (QFHSA) have teamed up to create “An Island of Stories,” an inter-generational contest to enable students to explore their family history and to share it with their community. By asking their parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents to choose a location in or around Montreal that has a special significance for them from their youth, and by sharing that story with their classmates, students will be exploring Montreal history from a highly personal point of view. Students are invited to submit a brief essay describing a location (such as a house, school or park), and its significance to their family history, with a photo of the location then and now, and to post their submissions to QAHN’s Mapping the Mosaic website www.mapping.montrealmosaic.com. Essays will be judged, with prizes awarded to winners from among elementary and high school students. Contest deadline: April 30, 2014.
For more information, contact QAHN at (819) 564-9595, toll free (877) 964-0409, or email@example.com.
100 Objects DVD
“The Identity of English-speaking Quebec in 100 Objects” comes with an attractive 12-page booklet, and features essays on 100 objects of cultural significance to English-speaking Quebec, over 500 photographs, a historical timeline, and six documentary videos. This DVD is a must for anyone trying to make sense of the patchwork that is English-speaking Quebec. To order a copy, send $13 (which includes s/h) to: QAHN, 400-257, Queen, Sherbrooke, Qc J1M 1K7. For non-QAHN members, add $2.00 per order. This DVD makes an excellent gift or fundraising tool. For bulk orders of 20 or more, send payment of $6 per DVD, plus $20 s/h. Order while supplies last!
Who Are the Prisoners That Haunt the Morrin Centre?
As part of the bilingual Connecting Through Culture series, Steven Cameron, co-founder of the Irish heritage group Coirneal Cealteach and budding author, will tell us chilling and fascinating tales of some of the inmates incarcerated at Quebec’s first common goal. You’ll learn about a public hanging, a banishment to Van Diemen’s Land, an anglo Patriote, a knife fight, a train derailment, marauding armed Orangemen, Ribbonmen hiding in the hills, a rape, and much more. It’ll be a promising evening for those who prefer their history gruesome and bloody.
To reserve your ticket(s) in advance or to register for an activity, please phone us at 418-694-9147 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 19, 7.30 p.m.
WHERE: Morrin Centre, 44 Chaussée des Écossais
Language(s): English with a bilingual Q & A period
Fifth Annual Writers’ Festival
The Morrin Centre will be teaming up with some of Canada’s greatest literary talents to present its fifth annual writers’ festival from April 9-13, 2014. As a special treat, we are offering a week-long presale of festival passes from March 10 to 16. What makes the presale so special? Those who purchase their pass during this sale will be cordially invited to our VIP Cocktail on Thursday, April 10 at 5 p.m. where you will have the chance to mingle with the authors participating in the festival. If you miss the presale, have no fear, as there will be tickets available before each event. However, there are only a limited number of passes granting access to all the festival’s events. The pass costs $28 and tickets are available at $6 for students and $12 for general admission. Members benefit from a 20% discount off ticket and pass prices before taxes.
For more information on the festival’s lineup and schedule or to purchase tickets or passes, please visit www.morrin.org/imagination or call us at 418-694-9147.
Irish Fighting Stick Classes
Serie : Special Events
This unique course offers you a chance to learn an ancient Irish martial art, the Antrim Stick. This martial art has been transmitted from father to son for several generations and has roots in the very early history of Ireland. This course offers a glimpse of a living tradition which is rarely taught outside of the Emerald Isle. You will have a chance to learn the basic techniques, history and traditions of this art.
The course is appropriate for people ages 14 and over. It is taught by our museum curator, Maxime Chouinard, who is also the Director of Antrim Stick Canada.
Web Site: www.quebecbata.wordpress.com
WHEN: Sundays, from January 5 to May 25, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
WHERE : Morrin Centre, 44 chaussée des Écossai, Quebec Citys
For more information or to reserve, please contact email@example.com or 418-694-9147, ext. 230.
Price : $60 per session. (January 5th to May 25).
RICHMOND COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
launch of Here's to the Farm on Friday, March 7
“Here’s To The Family Farm” began with a small grant from The Townshipper’s Foundation in the spring of 2013. During the summer, Keith and Victoria visited a variety of people on their farms, at their places of business, in their town or country homes and at agricultural fairs. As the interviewees in this film indicate, the family farm today is not the same as the family farm of the nineteen forties and fifties. Rural transformation, which accelerated in the sixties and seventies continues today and optimism abounds.
Most Canadians can find roots on a family farm somewhere. A hundred years ago, the majority of Canadians lived on a family farm. The Eastern Townships, including the region about Richmond, has a strong family farm tradition that continues today." (excerpt from Nick Fonda's article in the Sherbrooke Record)
“We’re going to have a low-key but official launch on Friday, March 7, at 7:30 in the basement of the United Church in Richmond,” Keith Whittall explains. “We’re inviting all those who participated in the film and the community at large to come and watch a few clips from the film, enjoy a brief musical concert and end the evening with some light refreshments while they visit”. Copies of the DVD, of course, will be for sale.
WHEN: March 7, 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: The basement of the United Church in Richmond
EATON CORNER MUSEUM
It's time for Irish Night at the Bulwer Community Centre on March 7th at 7 pm. Musical performances, singalongs, and more make an evening of fun and friendship. Refreshments available. Entry is $8, half price for children. Irish Night is a fundraiser for the Eaton Corner Museum. For more information contact Serena Wintle at 819-875-5210.
COLBY-CURTIS MUSEUM CULTURAL
Trip to Ottawa
Now taking reservation. RSVP before April 4th
Service of a bus with toilet
Service of a bilingual guide
Our stay at the Four Point Sheraton Hotel in Gatineau including 1 continental breakfast
Taxes and service fees
Visits and admission fees to:
Admission to the Parliament
Admission to the National Art Gallery
Admission to the Canadian Museum of Civilization
Cruise on the Rideau Canal
For more information contact Jeanne d’Arc Clowery
at (819) 876-7322 or at info@colbycurtis
WHEN: Wednesday May 14 & Thursday May 15, 2014
RICHMOND ST. PATRICK’S SOCIETY
Up Coming Events
Thursday March 6th
An Irish stew supper will be held at the Richmond Legion at 6:00 p.m.. The cost is $10.00 per person and includes stew, salad, rolls, dessert and coffee. Tickets are available at the Legion bar. Everybody welcome!
Saturday March 9th
The Banquet will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Richmond Community Center, 820 Gouin St. (beside the arena). New this year, a DJ will be provided to please all requests, as well as a few dances preformed by our local Irish Dancers. A family fun evening guaranteed all for a great price, $22.00 for adults and 10.00 for youth (12 or younger); for more information or tickets please contact Julie (826-2535) or Erika (826-3322).
Sunday March 10th
Our St. Pat’s Mass will take place at Ste. Bibiane's Church at 9:30 a.m.. Sister McNeil’s choir will be singing Irish songs!
Sunday March 16th
St. Patrick’s Parade will begin at 2:00 p.m. from 7th Ave., marching along the green-lined route. There will be bands, horsemen, floats, groups, and individuals making a fun-filled day. Anyone wishing to be part of the parade will be welcome and should contact Julie O' Donnell at 826-2535. You can pre-register for the parade at Boutique en Fête, 102 Principle N. Richmond.
Sunday March 23rd
There is the traditional brunch on Sunday, March 23rd at the Richmond Legion (235 College N.). Everyone is welcome to an exquisite breakfast prepared by St. Pat's members ($7.00 per adult and $3.50 per child). Prizes and trophies for parade participation will be presented. All are welcome!
UPLANDS CULTURAL & HERITAGE CENTER
Artists: Nathalie Ampleman and René Bolduc
Photography Exhibit: Continuum
Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre is pleased to present the photography exhibit: Continuum at the Uplands, 9 Speid St. Sherbrooke (borough of Lennoxville). The exhibition will run until March 9, 2014.
WHEN: Until March 9, 2014.
WHERE: Uplands, 9 Speid St. Sherbrooke (borough of Lennoxville).
Info: 819-564-0409 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre, in association with CRDITED Estrie and Dixville Home Foundation, is very proud to bring you its 9th annual exhibit unveiling works of art produced by artists living with an intellectual handicap. This cultural event held during the Quebec Week for Intellectual Handicap will begin with a Vernissage from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday March 13 at Uplands, 9 Speid Street, Borough of Lennoxville, 819-564-0409. Uplands is open fromWednesday to Sunday 1pm to 4:30pm. The Exhibit will continue until March 23.
Come and join us for St. Patrick’s Day Tea on Sunday, March 16th at Uplands located at 9 Speid Street, Borough of Lennoxville between 1:00 and 4:30 p.m. Enjoy our traditional cream tea served with cucumber sandwiches, scones, pastries, Devonshire style cream, jam and fine chocolate with a special price of 17$ for two people. For reservations and more information, please call (819) 564-0409
A Chamber music concert will take place on Saturday March 22nd at 8 pm in St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (Borough of Lennoxville) and on Sunday March 23rd at 2:30 pm in St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church (North Hatley). The concert will feature the Uplands Trio (Pauline Farrugia, clarinet; Erich Kory, cello; and Daniella Bernstein, piano) in a wonderful program of works by Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms. For reservations and more information call 819-564-0409
2014 Annual General Meeting, April 8 at 1:30 p.m.
The AGM is open to the public and will be followed by refreshments.
WHERE: 9 Speid Street, Borough of Lennoxville
THE EASTERN TOWNSHIPS RESOURCE CENTRE (ETRC)
Children of the Eastern Townships
The Eastern Townships Resource Centre (ETRC) cordially invites you to attend its first photo exhibition at Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre, Lennoxville.
For the first time, the ETRC is opening its archives to share the treasures of several fonds and collections with the broader public. The exhibition showcases a small selection of the thousands of remarkable photographs in the ETRC’s collection. Kids! – Children of the Eastern Townships between 1890 -1930 is a photograph exhibition that displays the life of children in the Eastern Townships of Quebec and takes you on a journey back in time. The ETRC is thankful for the cooperation with the Lennoxville-Ascot Historical and Museum Society (LAHMS) for giving us the opportunity to display our photographs in this beautiful building.
WHEN: Until June 30
WHERE: Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre, 9 Speid St., Lennoxville
THE EVENT IS FREE AND ALL ARE WELCOME.
POTTON HERITAGE ASSOCIATION
Annual General Meeting
24th Annual General Assembly, Sunday March 23, at 10:00 a.m.
All members are invited to the 24th annual General Assembly
convened for Sunday, March 23, 10:00 a.m. in the Town Hall in Mansonville
Juice, coffee and biscuits will be served from 9:15 a.m.
Information Email: email@example.com
MUSÉE DES BEAUX-ARTS DE SHERBROOKE
Marc Lincourt. La Grande Vague ou la mémoire de l’eau salée
La Grande Vague ou la mémoire de l’eau salée is a monument to the memory of the early Québec pioneers. This is an installation of two meters by ten meters representing a wave which symbolizes the crossing of our ancestors from France to America. Constructed from 400 books arranged to show the names of 400 pioneer families sculpted in bas relief -- names still belonging to 3.4 million Québecers -- it is the illustration of a grand voyage integral to the history of Québec and its cultural heritage as well as to that of the individuals who were part of it.
WHEN: From 22 February to 18 May 2014
WHERE: 241 Dufferin, Sherbrooke
Info : 819-821-2115
Toucher. L’art poétique de Jean McEwen
“There are two ways to judge a painting. One is based on the criteria and theories of art. The other rests on the sensations the work produces in us. I paint the second one.” Jean McEwen, 1956. Jean McEwen is considered to be one of the most influential abstract artists in Canada. His paintings have no relationship with nature; they are constructed by a stratification of opaque and translucent pigments. Several of his works in the museum’s collection show his research on the sensory effects of colour and the experience of pure sensation as well as on the capture of light. The layers of yellow, green and pink cover the canvas and give it an impression of depth and fluidity. Commemorating the 15th anniversary of McEwen’s death, the exhibition will show works drawn from the museum’s own collection as well as from others.
WHEN: From March 1 to October 19, 2014:
WHERE: 241 Dufferin, Sherbrooke
Info : 819-821-2115
EXPORAIL, CANADIAN RAILWAY MUSEUM
Postcards Tell a Story
From: Until May 2014, Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum presents an exhibition entitled Postcards tell a story. Visitors will have the opportunity of discovering 250 types of postcards from the Exporail collection.
After revolutionizing the world of communications, the postcard rapidly became an essential promotional tool for railway companies. This exhibition highlights the story of the postcard and how it was linked to the railroad during its heyday from 1900 to 1948.
Extraordinary moments to treasure!
All year long!
This exhibition showcases a 4, 87 meter by 12, 5 meter HO scale (1/87 or 1 mm = 87 mm) layout, built by the Exporail's volunteers and members of the Montreal Railroad Modellers Association, in conjunction with Exporail.
It depicts typical Canadian railway operations and scenes with a train servicing terminal, industries, rural settings, a mining operation and a small town.
This exhibition of miniature trains contrast with the huge railway equipment full size on exhibit in our Angus pavilion.
WHERE: 110, rue Saint-Pierre, Saint-Constant
Info: Telephone: 450-632-2410; Courriel: firstname.lastname@example.org
ATWATER LIBRARY AND COMPUTER CENTRE
Atwater Library and Computer Centre's Lunchtime Series
1200 Atwater Avenue at Ste-Catherine (métro Atwater), Westmount
Free admission and everyone is welcome. Coffee and biscuits served.
Thursday, March 13 at 12:30 p.m.
To mark ST. PATRICK'S DAY, Jane McGaughey of Concordia University's School of Canadian Irish Studies gives a talk on "Irish Family Ghosts: When Professional Research and Personal History Collide" and discusses the role of the Irish in Canada in the 1837-38 rebellions.
Thursday, March 20 at 12:30 p.m.
Award-winning author and historian Tim Cook gives an illustrated talk on Sir Arthur Currie, Canada's Great War general and later principal of McGill University. With funding for the author from the Canada Council for the Arts
Thursday, March 27 at 12:30 p.m.
Sociologist Brian Webb gives a talk on "The Life and Times of Brother André." He will probe the man responsible for the construction of St. Joseph's Oratory who rose from humble origins in rural Québec to be named a Saint of the Church in 2010.
Thursday, April 3 at 12:30 p.m.
Nancy Dunton gives an illustrated talk on "The Houses of the Square Mile," the Montreal neighbourhood at the southern foot of Mount Royal where several of Canada's wealthiest and most powerful families lived in the late 19th and early 20th century. She will examine residential architecture when Montreal was Canada's metropolis and discuss how Square Mile houses are used today.
WESTMOUNT HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
Thursday, March 20, 2014
DIRECTOR GENERAL POSITION: first in Canada. 1913
Speaker: Duncan Campbell, Director General of Westmount.
On March 20, 1913 the City Council of the City of Westmount voted to hire the first City Manager in the history of Westmount. Duncan Campbell, Director General since 2008, will explain why this position was considered important. He will discuss some of the 10 Directors who have served the City. This year is the100th Anniversary of City Managers in Canada.
WHERE: Westmount Public Library, 4574 Sherbrooke St. West
Info: 514-989-5510 or 514-932-6688
Thursday, April 17, 2014 (Meet in Armory, 4625 Ste.-Catherine St.., West)
ROYAL MONTREAL REGIMENT: first officially bilingual unit in Canada
Speaker: Colin Robinson, Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel
Colin Robinson, the Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel of the ROYAL MONTREAL REGIMENT, will explain the history of Westmount's own " Royal Montreal Regiment", from its formation at the outbreak of World War One to current day operations. He will concentrate on the early years (1914-1945).
Formed on August 27, 1914, the RMR is celebrating its centenary in 2014.
WHERE: Royal Montreal Regiment, 4625 Ste. Catherine St., West, Montreal
Info: 514-989-5510 or 514-932-6688
Thursday, May 15, 2014
FIRST TWO UNDERGROUND HOCKEY RINKS. 2013
Speaker: Patrick Martin, Westmount City Councillor, Commissioner of Public Works.
Patrick Martin, the commissioner of Public Works for the City of Westmount will talk about the new Westmount Recreation Centre that was opened officially on Sept. 19, 2013. The first ice rink in the world ever built for hockey was in Westmount over 100 years ago. Now the two new hockey rinks have the distinction of being the 1st (and 2nd) underground rinks.
WHERE: Westmount Public Library, 4574 Sherbrooke St.,. West
Info: 514-989-5510 or 514-932-6688
THE SOCIÉTÉ D’HISTOIRE DE POINTE-SAINT-CHARLES
The Société d’histoire de Pointe-Saint-Charles presents:
Goose Village \ Victoriatown 50 years ago, a part of Pointe-Saint-Charles disappeared
WHEN: Until March 30
WHERE: Salon Laurette - 1950, rue du Centre, Montreal, Qc.
Info:Nicolas Hugo Chebin, Société d’histoire de Pointe-Saint-Charles, 206, 2390 rue de Ryde
Montréal, Québec. email@example.com
PARK EXTENSION HISTORICAL SOCIETY
STORY NIGHT IN PARK EXTENSION
All are welcome to Story Night – Raconte moi Parc-Extension. Residents will tell about life in the neighbourhood, founded in the then-countryside of Montreal, 3 or 4 generations ago by French Canadians, English-Scotch and Irish, and Europeans. Times have changed! Musical interlude. The co-op Café (with tasty soup and sandwiches, beer and wine) is a 10 minute walk south of Parc Métro.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 12, 8:00 p.m. (Doors open at 7:30)
WHERE: Café l’Artère, 7000 Park Avenue, Montreal
Cost: $5, free for 12 years or under.
Info: (514) 271-6650 (Park Extension Historical Society)
THE BEAUREPAIRE-BEACONSFIELD HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Lecture: Loyalist Refugees: The Story of the First Settlers in the Eastern Townships
Speaker: Michel Racicot
Lecture in English, bilingual question period.
WHEN: Thursday, March 20, 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Centennial Hall, 288 Beaconsfield Blvd, Beaconsfield, H9W 4A4
Information: 514-695-2502 or http://www.shbbhs.ca
GATINEAU VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Monday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m.
An Evening with Brian Doyle
Larrimac Golf & Tennis Club, 1148 rte. 105, Chelsea QC
Local author Brian T. Doyle will talk about and read from his 2013 e-book Confessions of a Depression Baby, a series of 24 essays he wrote for the Ottawa Citizen about growing up in the 1930s.
A former Glebe Collegiate teacher (and even more formerly a student there), Brian Doyle is best known for his grainy young-adult novels about growing up in Ottawa and along the Gatineau River, and as a consummate storyteller, his 24 essays are no less engaging than the vivid scenes he painted for readers in such books as Angel Square, Up to Low and Easy Avenue.
Snow Exhibition at the Canadian Museum of History
The Snow exhibition demonstrates how snow has influenced Canadian identity and contains some images submitted by the Gatineau Valley Historical, including an image entitled Skiing in the Gatineau which was selected to be featured in the souvenir catalogue for the Snow exhibition. For more information - www.civilization.ca/snow/
Pat Evans Archives •
Chelsea Library ● downstairs
Hours Monday & Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. or by appointment - 819-827-6224
Call for applications
The Bélanger-Gardner Fund, established by the late University of Montréal Professor Gérard Gardner, Ph.D. supports research pertaining to the Eastern Townships. The Bélanger-Gardner Foundation provides grants to individuals, groups or associations for research on topics related to the Eastern Townships. The projects must comply with the following protocol:
“… The income from the Fund shall be used to gather, to catalogue and to make available documents and other material relating to the discovery, the colonization, the industrial and commercial development and the evolution of the population of the Eastern Townships of Quebec.”
Research plans and budgets should be described in detail and applicants should provide any information deemed relevant to the application. The application must indicate whether sources of funding have been sought for the same project and whether any other sources of funding are anticipated. Note that the successful applicants may receive less that the full amount requested. The Committee will entertain requests for funding in 2014 up to $5,000.
If you are submitting a project in French, please include an English summary with your request.
Applications should be sent to the Belanger-Gardner Foundation, c/o Bruno Gnassi, Librarian, Bishop's University, by 18 March 2014.
Project applications should be submitted to the committee of Trustees no later than March 18th, 2014.
Department under the Official Languages Support Programs’ Community Cultural Action Fund (CCAF), 2014-2015:
The Call for Proposals launched by the Department under the Official Languages Support Programs’ Community Cultural Action Fund (CCAF) for the 2014-15 fiscal year:
The CCAF, a fund announced in the Roadmap for Canada’s Official Languages 2013–2018, will support and enhance cultural, artistic and heritage actions of official-language minority communities, and ensure outreach related to the diverse cultural, artistic, and heritage expressions of these communities.
Funding applications may be submitted by either one of the deadlines established for 2014-2015, that is, either, December 13, 2014 (for projects starting in June 2014) and April 14, 2014 (for project starting in September 2014).
To learn about CCAF guidelines, or to receive the applicant’s guide or the application form, please contact Danielle Azoulay, at 514-283-7698 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is recommended that you read the guide carefully before completing the application form, since no changes will be accepted once the application has been submitted. It is also important to provide all the documents required to complete the application (see Annex C of the application).
An original copy of the application form must be sent by mail (postmarked) or received by the Department (if submitted in person) at the latest December 13, 2013 or April 14, 2014, depending on the deadline selected, or they will not be accepted. Forms must be printed and signed by the individual authorized to represent the organization, and a copy of the electronic version would be appreciated. Funding applications will be reviewed based on the evaluation criteria outlined in the guidelines for the Community Cultural Action Fund. Funding will be allocated based on the availability of funds.
Funding applications should be sent to the CCAF Manager at:
Department of Canadian Heritage
Ms. Jacqueline Ritchi
Manager Official Language Support Programs and Aboriginal Peoples' Program
Guy-Favreau Complex, 200 blvd. René-Lévesque West Tower, 6th floor,
Montréal, Canada H2Z 1X4
INFORMAL DIGITAL PRESERVATION DISCUSSION
THE CANADIAN HERITAGE INFORMATION NETWORK (CHIN)
DESCUSSION GROUP ON DEIGITAL PRESERVATION
Establishment of a Digital Preservation Discussion Group
Following its launch of the Digital Preservation Toolkit [link], the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) is establishing an informal Digital Preservation Discussion Group to develop and share best practices in the preservation of digital content in Canadian Museums. CHIN will use this group to help museums take up resources offered through the Toolkit, and to identify what resources need to be added or modified. CHIN also hopes this discussion group will be used by its members to raise and discuss any digital preservation issues, or projects of interest to them. If your Canadian museum is currently undertaking a digital preservation project, or is considering the cost and benefit of digital preservation, you are encouraged to participate. The group will meet either on-line or via teleconference quarterly, or as required. The primary language of communication will be English, but participation in French is welcome.
If you are interested in participating, please contact Ern Bieman, CHIN Heritage Information Analyst at Ern.Bieman@pch.gc.ca.
Analyste d'information sur le patrimoine | Heritage Information Analyst
Réseau canadien d'information sur le patrimoine (RCIP) | The Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN)
Ministère du Patrimoine canadien | Department of Canadian Heritage
Gatineau, Canada K1A 0M5
Téléphone | Telephone 819-934-5005
Télécopieur | Facsimile 819-994-9555
Téléimprimeur (sans frais) 1-888-997-3123 | Teletypewriter (toll-free) 1-888-997-3123
Gouvernement du Canada | Government of Canada
Mise sur pied d’un groupe de discussions sur la préservation numérique
Dans le cadre du lancement de sa Boîte à outils de préservation numérique, le Réseau canadien d’information sur le patrimoine (RCIP) met sur pied un groupe de discussions informel sur la préservation numérique afin d’élaborer et de mettre en commun des pratiques exemplaires sur la préservation du contenu numérique dans les musées canadiens. Grâce à ce groupe, le RCIP aidera les musées à utiliser les ressources offertes dans la boîte à outils, en plus de cerner les ressources à ajouter ou modifier. De plus, le RCIP espère aussi que ce groupe permettra à ses membres de soulever et discuter de toute question de préservation numérique ou tout projet qui les concerne.
Si votre musée canadien élabore présentement un projet sur la préservation numérique, ou étudie la rentabilité de la préservation numérique, le RCIP vous invite à participer à ce groupe de discussions. Les membres du groupe se réuniront en ligne ou par téléconférence, de façon trimestrielle ou au besoin. La langue de communication principale sera l’anglais, mais n’hésitez pas à vous exprimer en français.
Si vous voulez participer à ce groupe, veuillez communiquer avec Ern Bieman, analyste de l’information au RCIP, à Ern.Bieman@pch.gc.ca.