IMPORTANT TIME SENSITIVE MESSAGE
Public consultation on the reinforcement of the teaching of Québec history in elementary and secondary school
From November 11 to December 13, 2013, the Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport (MELS) will be holding a public consultation on the reinforcement of the teaching of Québec history in elementary and secondary schools.
Here is the link to the web site
QAHN will be submitting a brief to the MELS regarding suggestions as to how to improve the current curriculum that is taught in the schools. We would appreciate any suggestions or comments you have that can help us improve and elaborate our submission. Clicking the link above will take you to the website where you will find the document.
It is my belief that one component that must be included in the new curriculum should be an aspect relating to local history. We strongly believe that that by researching the area they live in will give the students not only a better understanding of the very place they live, but also a sense of time and place. one that can then be applied to the larger national picture, giving them a better sense of proportion. This will also allow the students to develop new research skills which will be applicable to other disciplines later on. Also, working with local historical associations, this information can be shared with the public. QAHN for instance has developed a web site that allows the public to add historical information to an interactive map (http://mapping.montrealmosaic.com/).
This is the occasion to promote a win/win situation for all involved: Students will win by getting involved in history and learning new research methods; local history associations win by having potential new content and exposure to potential members; the public wins by having more information on where they have come from; the MELS wins by meeting their set objectives. The regions continue to see a youth exodus to the cities, draining them of future workers. By developing a better understanding of their own immediate environment, especially from an historical perspective, this project could possibly help stem the tide.
What do you think?
“Security for Heritage Outreach and Workshop Initiative”
Conceived as a way of assisting community-based museums, heritage organizations and historic sites around Quebec to attain a greater level of security, QAHN’s “Security for Heritage Outreach and Workshop Initiative” (SHOWI) is well under way. Project staff have been busy developing a program of conferences that will take place at venues in Quebec City, Montreal, the Eastern Townships, the Outaouais and the Gaspé. Topics will 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). In addition to conferences featuring experts from various fields, instructional handbooks and other resource tools are also being produced.
The first event on the “Security for Heritage” schedule took place in late November at the Eaton Corner Museum in the Townships. The conference, called “Tales from the Storage Room,” was led by Heather Darch who, in addition to being one of the project managers (along with Dwane Wilkin), is also the veteran curator of the Missisquoi Museum in Stanbridge East. Darch touched upon issues ranging from operating a small museum on a shoestring budget to the safe handling of museum artefacts. About twenty heritage workers from museums and historical societies around the region attended the lively and informative session.
For information on upcoming “Security for Heritage” events in your area, contact QAHN at: (819) 564-9595; toll free (877) 964-0409, or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
“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 that will 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.
“An Island of Stories” was officially launched at the annual convention of the Quebec Provincial Association of Teachers (QPAT), held in Montreal in November, where QAHN hosted a workshop for teachers and shared a booth with Learn Quebec.
1st Prize: a $200 Chapters gift certificate, plus a copy of Peter Gossage and Jack Little's An Illustrated History of Quebec (Secondary I-V) or Into the Mist: the Empress of Ireland by Anne Renaud (Cycle 3). 2nd Prize: a $100 Chapters gift certificate, plus a copy of An Illustrated History of Quebec (Secondary I-V) or Into the Mist: the Empress of Ireland (Cycle 3). Winning submissions will be printed in Quebec Heritage News and posted on QAHN’s website. Contest deadline: April 30, 2014.
For more information, contact QAHN at (819) 564-9595, toll free (877) 964-0409, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
QAHN is currently in the process of developing a new 5-year strategic plan. Now in its draft phase, this document will be submitted in the coming weeks to member-organizations for their feedback.
100 Objects DVD
“The Identity of English-Speaking Quebec in 100 Objects,” the DVD produced as part of QAHN’s “Significant Objects for Telling Identity (SOFTI)” initiative, is now available. This DVD, which comes with an attractive 12-page booklet, features essays on each of the 100 objects selected for the project, over 500 photographs, a detailed historical timeline, and six documentary videos. It is a veritable treasure trove, and a must for anyone trying to make sense of the patchwork that is English-speaking Quebec.
To order a copy, please 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!
Life’s full of characters!
Mapping the Mosaic
Visit Mapping the Mosaic to begin telling your favourite Montreal neighbourhood stories! Click here: http://mapping.montrealmosaic.com.
Youth Volunteer Bank
Attention Heritage Groups!
If your organization is looking for volunteers aged 15 to 24 to help out with its projects, why not let us know. Post your information on QAHN's "Volunteer Youth Bank"!
Be sure to provide us with the following information:
--the name of your organization;
--the person in charge;
--the nature of the volunteer work;
--the date(s) you need your volunteer(s);
--and if you want this information publicized on this website.
Simply email us the above information to: email@example.com.
Or call us at: (819) 564-9595 / toll free (877) 964-0409.
Quebec Heritage Web
QAHN invites individuals and organizations to send us material for inclusion on Quebec Heritage Web. Currently, Quebec Heritage Web includes bilingual versions of the following regional heritage sites:
Townships Heritage / Patrimoine des Cantons
Laurentian Heritage / Patrimoine des Laurentides
Outaouais Heritage / Patrimoine de l’Outaouais
Gaspesian Heritage / Patrimoine de la Gaspésie and
The Montreal Mosaic / Mosaïque montréalaise
These five Internet magazines can all be accessed from one single address: www.QuebecHeritageWeb.com.
Submissions can take many forms -- news items relating to local history or heritage; feature articles on historical topics; letters to the editor; photos; exhibitions and other events listings (for inclusion in our free on-line calendar); video or audio clips; or anything else you think is relevant to local heritage and history and that you might like to publicize on one or more of our heritage webmagazines. We’re always looking for good content. And we love getting feedback!
It is possible to renew your subscription to Quebec Heritage News, or to purchase QAHN products, on-line using Paypal at: http://qahn.org/join-qahn.
If you would like to make a donation to QAHN, visit: http://qahn.org/mission.
WANT YOUR EVENTS LISTED ON THE HERITAGELINE GROUP MAILING SERVICE?
Send a full description of your group events and/or activities with the time, place and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org!
HeritageLine is an electronic newsletter designed to keep our members and others up-to-date on heritage news, events and activities around the province. HeritageLine is also available on line at www.qahn.org
As part our efforts to increase membership in the network, we invite you to forward this newsletter to others interested in advancing knowledge of the history and culture of Quebec’s English-speaking society. Tell them about what we do and how to join, or encourage them to call us at (819) 564-9595 (toll-free in Quebec 1-877-964-0409). Or they can send us a fax to (819) 564-6872; email us at: email@example.com, or visit our website at www.qahn.org.
Thank you for helping us to grow! And be sure to send us information about your upcoming fundraiser, lecture, tour or exhibition!
400-257, rue Queen
Sherbrooke QC J1M 1K7
Tel: 819-564-9595 Toll Free (QC):1-877-964-0409
Sunday, December 8 – A Mind at Sea: Henry Fry and the Cosmo
An Illustrated Talk
Henry Fry and the Cosmo
You may have noticed a large model of a sailing ship, the Cosmo, that has stood for many years in the Morrin Centre library. Finally you get to hear the whole story! In an illustrated talk, John Fry will relate how, after fifty years as a magazine editor in New York, he came to write a book celebrating the story of the Cosmo, one of the last of the great square-rigged wooden sailing ships built in the port of Quebec. A Mind at Sea – Henry Fry and the Glorious Era of Quebec’s Sailing Ships, to be published shortly by Dundurn Press, is the first book in English to tell the little-known story of Quebec’s shipbuilding era since Eileen Marcil’s legendary Charleyman.
Built in 1877 by Fry’s great-grandfather, who was President of the Dominion Board of Trade and was at one time Treasurer of the Literary & Historical Society of Quebec, Lloyd’s of London called the Cosmo the finest ship ever built in Quebec. Henry Fry was a dynamic reformer who fought vigorously against the kidnapping of sailors, and against the crimping and overloading of cargos that caused hundreds of seamen to lose their lives. He also battled against and overcame his personal demon, mental depression, going on to write many ship histories and essays on U.S. - Canada relations.
John Fry worked for over 40 years at the Times Mirror Company and at the New York Times Company, retiring in 1999. He has published many articles on travel, skiing, health, and religion. He is a citizen of Canada as well as of the United States, and lives in Katonah, New York.
WHEN: Sunday, December 8, 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Morrin Centre, 44 Chaussée des Écossais, Quebec City
Language: English, Price: Free
For more information or to reserve, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 418-694-9147.
Built over 200 years ago as the city’s first common gaol, the Morrin Centre building now also houses one of the world’s most beautiful libraries.
With family and friends, walk through the jail cells that still send shivers down your spine, admire the graffiti carved into the floors by inmates, see the iron rings used to chain them down and learn about why and how the condemned were hanged. And when you’ve had enough of crime and punishment, come and unlock the less gruesome but equally colourful stories hidden in College Hall, the Victorian science lab and the library, whose oldest works date back to the 16th century.
Location: Morrin Centre, 44 Chaussée des Écossais, Quebec City
Dates: From Fridays to Sundays, between December 6 and December 29.
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Languages: English and French
Prices: General: $8.75 + tax; Student: $6.50 + tax; Children under 8: Free
For more information or to reserve, visit our calendar of events, or contact email@example.com or 418-694-9147.
Rest of the year: By reservation only, minimum 8 people. For more information, please contact Stefanie Johnston, Guided Tours Coordinator at 418 694-9147 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Customize your Tour (for tour planners)
You are a tour leader with little time who wishes to show our prison cells to your group? Get in touch with us today!
You work in the field of cultural tourism and would like to have access to our 19th century Chemistry lab? Call the number below.
Are you a teacher travelling with a group of young students? We have many fun and educational programs to offer. The guided tour is free for tour guides, teachers, supervisors and bus drivers accompanying school groups.
Want to spend more time in the old city? Ask us about programs at partner organizations and spend a day exploring culture and heritage with your students.
Call us at 418 694-9147, extension 226 or send us an e-mail. email@example.com
Irish Fighting Stick at the Morrin
This unique course offers you a chance to learn an ancient Irish martial art, the Antrim Stick.
WHEN: Until December 15, 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Morrin Centre, 44 Chaussée des Écossais, Quebec City
Price: $60 for the session, payable at the first class you attend.
For more information or to reserve, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 418-694-9147.
HASKELL FREE LIBRARY AND OPERA HOUSE
The pride of Stanstead, Quebec, and Derby Line, Vermont, the Haskell Free Library and Opera House was constructed deliberately astride the boundary line separating Canada from the United States. This remarkable institution has attracted visitors from around the world. The Haskell has been featured on network news around the world.
Hours & Holidays
Hours: Tuesday 10-5 Wednesday 10-5 Thursday 10-6 Friday 10-5 Saturday 10-2
Holiday Closings: New Year’s Day, Easter Saturday, Quebec National Holiday, Christmas Day
WHERE:93 Caswell Avenue, PO Box 337, Derby Line, VT 05830, USA
1 Church Street, Stanstead, QC J0B 3E2, Canada
Info: 802-873-3022 ext 205 or 819-876-2471 ext 205
SHERBROOKE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Sports-to Your Heart’s Content- Glimpses of the Past
Presented in the American Biltrite room of the Sherbrooke Historical Society
WHERE: 275 Dufferin, Sherbrooke
LENNOXVILLE-ASCOT HISTORICAL AND MUSEUM SOCIETY
Old But New to Us displaying some of the acquisitions donated to our collection from 2009-2013. The diverse artefacts range from sports equipment, clothing and artwork to toiletries and household items. The exhibit will continue until December 15, guests are invited to visit from Wednesday to Sunday between 1:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Admission is free! For more information, please visit our website: www.uplands.ca or contact us at (819)564-0409.
WHEN: Until December 15, Wednesday to Sunday between 1:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: 9 Speid Street, Sherbrooke
Talk and Gathering
December 16, 7:00 p.m.
Moderater: Richard Evans
Subject:Christmas Memories and Desserts
Victorian Christmas Tea
Saturday, December 7, 1:00 p.m. or the 3:00 p.m. sitting
UPLANDS CULTURAL AND HERITAGE CENTRE
Uplands Christmas Concert
The tradition continues…
WHEN: December 13th & 14th, 7:30 p.m.
The Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre will be presenting its yearly Christmas concert on Friday December 13th at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday December 14th at 7:30 p.m.
This year, a variety of goodies are in store including the Estria Reed Trio playing some of our Christmas favorites, orators David Dutton and Jack Eby, giving us two distinct viewpoints on the holiday season through a variety of amusing readings and anecdotes and a wonderful new choral octet lead by Sarah Heath and Melinda Enns, singing the carols of the season. Of course, Uplands’ Christmas concert is never complete without the traditional sing-a-long to finish off a spectacular evening.
The concert will be followed by refreshments including our renowned mulled wine. Come and join us for some warm Christmas cheer!
Entrance is by donation but reservations are strongly recommended call Uplands at 819-564-0409, 9 Speid Street, in Sherbrooke to reserve your place.
Exhibit: Bonheur d’hiver
Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre is pleased to present Bonheur d’hiver, our annual “prelude to winter” collective exhibit. The 2013 edition of this popular event will showcase the work of nine Eastern Townships’ artists and artisans. The public is cordially invited to meet the artists during the vernissage on Sunday, November 3, between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at Uplands, 9 Speid St. Sherbrooke (borough of Lennoxville). Bonheur d’hiver will run until December 15th, 2013.
WHEN: Sunday, November 3, between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. until December 15th, 2013
WHERE: Uplands, 9 Speid St. Sherbrooke (borough of Lennoxville).
Traditional English Tea
WHEN: Saturday & Sunday (1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
Cost: $8.50 Small Tea (all year)
WHERE: 9 Speid Street, Sherbrooke (Lennoxville)
Info: 819-564-0409 or email@example.com
Museum Opening Hours
Wednesday to Sunday, 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Entrance is Free
MUSÉE DES BEAUX-ARTS DE SHERBROOKE
Peter Krausz, 2003-2013: un survol
The exhibition includes 15 large-format works produced over the past ten years.
WHEN: exhibit: Until January19, 2014
Artist: Pierre-Léon Tétreault. La couleur contre la guerre...la couleur chante amour et liberté
A dedicated traveller, Pierre-Léon Tétreault tirelessly collects images, signs and symbols pertaining to other cultures. He photographs, engraves and paints them, and makes of them works resembling symbolic writing which can be understood by everyone. Life, travel, and the nomadic life are recurrent themes for Tétreault. He offers us here an exhibition of engravings and paintings paired with artistic photographs taken in the course of his many voyages.
WHEN: until February 23, 2014
THE GASPESIAN BRITISH HERITAGE VILLAGE
Exhibition on the English-speaking community in 2014
In 2014, the Gaspesian British Heritage Village will create a travelling exhibition celebrating English-speaking Gaspesians whose have made a significant contribution to their community or the region. From well-known historical personalities to ordinary citizens, achievements at all levels will be presented via text panels, artifacts and photos.
The exhibition will travel the coast next summer, after which it will be permanently housed at the Gaspesian British Heritage Village and an online exhibition will be launched.
The goal of the project is to highlight the contribution that the English-speaking community has made, and continues to make to the region, and to ensure that this important history is preserved and passed on.
Submissions from the community are encouraged. From a political figure such as John Hall Kelly of St. Godfrey who was president of the New Richmond Mining Co., North American Mining Co., Gaspé Mines, Cascapédia Mines and Paspébiac Mines, founder and president of the Bonaventure and Gaspé Telephone Company, and later Canadian High Commissioner to Ireland, to Martha Ballie, who was one of Fleurant Point’s most inspirational community leaders, all submissions will be considered.
If you have an idea, please contact Kim Harrison at 418-392-4487 or firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain further information on requirements. An honorarium will be paid for each completed submission that is selected to be in the exhibition.
Funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Village is partnering with the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network (QAHN), Vision-Gaspé-Percé-Now, CASA and the Fleurant Point Community Club to bring this exhibition to you.
The Tea Room
Join us for lunch in a one-of-a-kind setting!
The Tea Room at the Gaspesian British Heritage Village is open from Monday to Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Under new management, the Tea Room serves homemade soup, meals and delicious desserts.
The menu is posted daily on our Facebook page: gaspesianvillagegaspésien
LA SOCIÉTÉ D’HISTOIRE ET DE GÉNÉALOGIE DES PAYS-D’EN-HAUT
Now available at low prices a selection of historical based reference books, dictionaries etc..
WHERE: 33, avenue de l’Église, bureau 27, Saint-Sauveur Qc J0R 1R0
Info: Carmelle Huppé Tél:450-227-2669, poste 427
BROME COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
2014 Brome County Historical Society Lecture Series with Jimmy Manson
Part One – Patriots and Pariahs in Eastern Townships History, 1776 – 1945
Radley-Walters and the Sherbrooke Fusiliers at Normandy and Falaise
Fisher, Foster and the Adventures of Brome County Aviators during World War One
The Allens of Vermont and Their Impact on Eastern Townships’ History during and after the Revolutionary War
Part Two – The Changing Face of the Eastern Townships, 1848 to 1920
Female Imperialists: The IODE in the Eastern Townships during the Imperial Age
A Comparison of the 19th century French – Canadian Migration/Immigration to the Eastern Townships and Vermont
James Reid – A mid – 19th century Missisquoi Clergyman’s Experiences on the Townships’ Frontier
WHERE: 15 St Paul ,Lac Brome (the old court house)
Info: 450-243-6782; email: email@example.com
GREENWOOD CENTRE FOR LIVING HISTORY
"Carols for a Midwinter Night"-
The Greenwood Singers Christmas concert, Wednesday, December. 11th at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Church. There will be a reception with coffee and cake at 6:00 p.m., or a post-concert reception with refreshments at Greenwood. Judy Meade and the Greenwood Singers have been working hard to prepare a beautiful evening of seasonal music for your enjoyment.
Tickets are $25, and include the reception. They can be purchased at May's Studio, at Pure Art, from Frank Royle (450-458-7316), or by calling Greenwood (450-458-5396).
Wishing you all a very joyous holiday, and the happiest of New Years. We have had an exceptional season at Greenwood- thanks for being a part of it.
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
A 19th History Sketchbook is now available
Heritage Sutton has published a 19th history booklet. With humour, the Sutton of 1902 relives due to an article in the Montreal Herald and the promotion that the Town makes of its charms. A former meeting place, Chez Bobo, reveals happy memories. A grandmother tells her grandchildren about farm life during the first half of the 20th century. Finally, the reading of new documents allows us to revisit the story of the arrival of the first French Canadian families to settle in Sutton.
This time travel costs only $5. The History Sketchbooks are on sale in Sutton at the Cafetier and at the Farfelu boutique. They are also available at the Musée des communications et d’histoire in Sutton (Museum of Communications and History) as well as at the Musée de la Société historique de Brome in Knowlton (Brome County Historical Society Museum).
The Farfelu boutique stocks an inventory of all issues ever published. They can also be ordered by contacting with Heritage Sutton Historical Society by e-mail email@example.com – telephone – 450 538 3222 – or by mail: 32, Principale Sud, Sutton QC J0E 2K0. The summaries of all the issues are available on our website: www.heritagesutton.ca.
Un 19e Cahiers d’histoire maintenant disponible
Héritage Sutton publie un dix-neuvième cahier d’histoire. Avec humour, le Sutton de 1902 revit grâce à un article du Montreal Herald et à la promotion que fait la Ville de ses charmes. Un lieu disparu, Chez Bobo, révèle de joyeux souvenirs. Une grand-mère raconte à ses petits-enfants la vie sur la ferme dans la première moitié du 20e siècle. Enfin, la consultation de nouveaux documents permet de revisiter l’histoire de l’arrivée des premières familles canadiennes-françaises à s’établir à Sutton.
Ce voyage dans le temps coûte seulement 5 $. Les Cahiers d’histoire sont en vente à Sutton au Cafetier et à la boutique Farfelu. Ils sont également disponibles au Musée des communications et d’histoire de Sutton ainsi qu’au Musée de la Société historique de Brome à Knowlton.
La boutique Farfelu tient un inventaire de tous les numéros déjà publiés. On peut également les commander en communiquant avec la société d’histoire Héritage Sutton par courriel firstname.lastname@example.org – téléphone – 450 538 3222 – ou courrier : 32, Principale Sud, Sutton QC J0E 2K0. Les sommaires de tous les numéros numéros sont disponibles à l’adresse internet suivante : www.heritagesutton.ca.
WESTMOUNT HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
A Tale of 3 Houses: #178, 333 & 334 Cote St. Antoine Road
Speaker: Caroline Breslaw, WHA Researcher and Vice-President
In the late 1800s J.B. Goode emigrated from England to the small community of Côte St. Antoine. A descendant continues to live at 178 Côte St. Antoine, the family home and the second oldest building in Westmount. This talk focuses on that house and two others that were intertwined with the Goode family in the early years. Historic maps and archival photos will be featured.
WHEN: Thursday, December 19, 2013
WHERE: Westmount Public Library, 4574 Sherbrooke Street West
Cost: Admission is free for members. Non-Members $5.00 at the door.
Info: Tel: (514) 989-5510 or E-mail: email@example.com
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
Funding: Canada Summer Jobs
Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students. It is designed to focus on local priorities, while helping both students and their communities.
Canada Summer Jobs:provides work experiences for students; supports organizations, including those that provide important community services; and recognizes that local circumstances, community needs and priorities vary widely.
Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year.
We are not currently accepting applications.
Please note that the period to apply for Canada Summer Jobs 2014 will be from December 2, 2013 to January 31, 2014.
These new and extended dates will allow employers to be notified of their application status earlier.
CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
FOR THE RESEARCH PROJECT ENTITLED:
Historical Consciousness and Community Education: How English-Speaking Community Leaders in Quebec Make Sense of the Past for Fostering Community Vitality and Civic Engagement
Dr. Paul Zanazanian,
Department of Integrated Studies in Education,
Research Participants Needed for a Study on Anglo Quebec Vitality
Dr. Paul Zanazanian, a history education specialist at McGill University, is seeking research participants for a study on the impact of community leaders’ historical consciousness on Anglo Quebec vitality.
This research project is original, timely, and greatly needed. Anglo Quebec is at a crossroads regarding its identity and full civic participation in Quebec. Valuable information is needed in order to better understand current realities and to develop strategies for strengthening the community’s vitality and social contributions.
35 English-speaking community leaders are currently being sought. Reflecting the project’s comparative nature, participants will be recruited from Montreal, Quebec City, and Sherbrooke. Data will be collected at an assigned time and place in each of these locations. Participants will be given a choice of 3 dates so that their involvement best fits their schedule.
Your participation is greatly needed!
Community leaders for this study include professionals, employees or volunteers involved in English-speaking organizations dedicated to informing the public about Anglo Quebec issues and enhancing community vitality. Participants from the following sectors of community involvement are greatly welcome: Community needs, culture and heritage, health, education, arts and language, and news and social media.
Your participation will involve a one-time commitment of about 2-3 hours, during which you will fill out an information sheet, write 2 essays, and answer several short follow-up questions. Your feedback and time are greatly valued and you will consequently be compensated with a $50 honorarium.
This study is being conducted in collaboration with the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) and the Quebec English-Speaking Communities Research Network (QUESCREN) and is being funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
Important: In accordance with SSHRC’s and McGill’s research ethics guidelines, participants will sign a consent form guaranteeing confidentiality as well as the anonymity of their written documents.
For further information, please contact Dr. Paul Zanazanian, the research project’s principal investigator. Please send him an email at email@example.com. You can also reach him directly by phone at (514) 398-3077. Please remember to include your name, organization, position, and contact information. He will respond quickly.
REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION
A summary of my research-areas:
History of agriculture in the Eastern Townships twentieth-century (1900 - 1950); pertaining specifically to Anglo farm-families involved in plant-breeding, orcharding and experimental agriculture; connections with Lennoxville experimental farm and agricultural school.
Location of heritage homes in Eastern townships originally owned by Anglo farm-families.
Does anyone know where Hamwood QC is? Apparently the home of lumber baron George Hamilton (1781-1839). Near Quebec City.
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Searching for any pictures of the 58th Battalion when it was in Bury/Robinson. It was located on Maciver Street close to the cemetary that is presently there. Maybe some ariel photos or any other photos that date back to the 1830`s . I am willing to scan or purchase some copies thankyou
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ROBERT GALBRAITH, MONTREAL JOURNALIST
Montreal journalist looking for information on log cabin history and construction
Contact details. info@robertgalbraith .com , www.robertgalbraith.com Tel: 514-602-5248.
ESTHER PILON, JOURNALIST
Research: Information needed on abandoned or deserted buildings
I’m working on a documentary series produced by Baroque that will be broadcasted on Historia channel in 2015.
We are looking for abandoned or deserted buildings that have either been closed recently or for some time some examples are: farms, houses, factories, country homes, chapels or churches, stores etc…
Our goals are to hopefully be able to show these places in their historic and anthropological perspective. The documentary series will present these places with the input of antique specialists and historians. Also, we would like to meet and talk with people who have worked as employees in the factories or lived in the houses and or country homes, or know the places as past clients, student or attended the churches. For every abandoned place there are human stories.
This documentary series is a project of Baroque, a documentary producer from Montreal. Our recent projects include a history of taverns that will be broadcasted on Historia in 2014.
To send your information or to contact Esther please see below:
Mailing address: 6255 St-Vallier, Montréal, H2S 2P6
Telephone number: 514-967-9541