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QUEBEC ANGLOPHONE HERITAGE NETWORK-HeritageLine

Available now from QAHN!

Heritage Field Guides

This series of 10 bilingual field guides touches upon a wide range of issues of concern to heritage professionals and volunteers working to insure the security of heritage resources. Titles in the series include:
1) Artefacts in Storage: Conservation Methods and Principles for Museum Workers
2) Lighting for Conservation: Understanding and Controlling the Effects of UV Exposure
3) Temperature and Humidity: Achieving Optimal Conditions for Your Artefact Collection
4) Workplace Safety: Securing a Healthy Environment for Visitors, Volunteers and Staff
5) Caring for Photographs: Best Practices for Handling, Displaying and Storing Photographs
6) Handle with Care: Guidelines for Working with Historic Artefacts and Archives
7) Collections Basics: Principles for Acquiring, Accessioning and Deaccessioning Heritage Objects
8) Crisis Planning: A Framework for Risk Management in the Community Sector
9) Crime Deterrence: Protecting Historic Buildings and Cultural Sites from Thieves and Vandals
10) Pest Control: Dealing Effectively with Unwanted Visitors to the Museum

Ordering Information:

To order a set of bilingual Heritage Field Guides, please send $23 (which includes s/h) to: QAHN, 400-257, Queen, Sherbrooke, Qc J1M 1K7.
For non-QAHN members, add $2.00 per order. Order while supplies last!

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Organized Planning and Emergency Response Assistant (OPERA): Your Guide to Emergency Planning (CD)

OPERA: making worst-case scenarios easier to manage!
OPERA provides users with interactive, printable forms for storing and retrieving crucial contact information. This handy CD contains basic procedures for managing a variety of threats, a resources guide and an extensive reading list for those who would like to delve more deeply into the extensive literature devoted to emergency management.
Available now while supplies last!

Ordering information:

To order a copy of this new emergency planning tool, please send $9.00 (which includes s/h) to: QAHN, 400-257, Queen, Sherbrooke, Qc J1M 1K7.
For non-QAHN members, add $2.00 per order. Order while supplies last!

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Now available from QAHN!

QAHN Family memberships:
1 year: $40 / 3 years: $100 / 5 years: $160

Student memberships:
1 year: $20

Contact QAHN to sign up now, or to inquire about benefits of membership.
home@qahn.org / (819) 564-9595 / toll free (877) 564-6872

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New benefit of membership for QAHN members:
Enterprise Car Rental discount rate for members only!

Contact QAHN for code!

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COMMUNITY FILM SCREENINGS AVAILABLE:

The Water of Life - An evening of animation, stories and Quebec history with filmmaker and visual artist G. Scott MacLeod

Working with world-renowned writer and storyteller Mike Burns, filmmaker G. Scott MacLeod has crafted four stunning short animations that tell some of the dramatic untold stories of Quebec history. Marrying MacLeod's painterly animation with Burns captivating narration, these four films represent quintessential stories of the arrival of the Irish, Scottish and French to the province, and of the Abenaki nation's ancient history on this territory.

Featuring an introduction to the films, a screening, and a question and answer session with director and avid historian G. Scott MacLeod, the evening offers a chance learn about the rich history of Quebec and share some of your own stories.

The films have been officially selected for film festivals in Canada , the United States and France and have received wide critical acclaim.

View film trailers below.

“…very beautiful. I think it should be seen and I appreciate all the work that’s been done and the animation is fantastic. The narration with the Irish accent was very moving and wonderful.”
Alanis Obomsawin OC
Canadian filmmaker of Abenaki descent

This country is so lucky to have artists like Scott MacLeod, Mike Burns and Rob Lutes working independently, but when they work together as they are doing on Scott's film, the results are magic.
Peter McAuslan
Former CEO of McAuslan Brewing

Info/Contact:
Rob Lutes
roblutes33@yahoo.ca
Cell: 514 515 4413

The Abenaki – People of the Dawn
2013, 16 min 25 s. Animation. (English and French)
A dramatic retelling of the history of the Abenaki First Nation, its early experiences with colonialism and its continuing struggle for survival.

The Abenaki - People of the Dawn (English Trailer)
https://vimeo.com/64672822

The Saga of Murdo MacLeod and His First Contact with the Abenaki
2012, 16 min 24 s. Animation. (English and French)
An unlikely alliance with First Nations inhabitants saves a group of 19th century Scottish immigrants from certain death.
The Saga of Murdo MacLeod - And his first contact with the Abenaki (English Trailer)

The Irishman – Child of the Gael
2014, 20 min 07 s. Animation. (English and French)
In The Irishman – Child of the Gael, our narrator, Sean recounts his maternal and paternal ancestors’ dramatic immigrant experiences in Canada from the 1800s to the early 20th century.

The Irishman - Child of the Gael (English Trailer)

The French-Canadian
2015, 13 min. Animation. (English and French)
In The French-Canadian, our narrator Jean-Pierre, a bootlegger from Sherbrooke , recounts the tale of his ancestors’ arrival and life in New France beginning in the 1640s.

No trailer available. Full film available here:

Password: macleod9

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EASTERN TOWNSHIPS

THE EASTERN TOWNSHIPS RESOURCE CENTRE

Do you have roots in the Townships and are interested in learning more about your family history but not sure where to start looking? The Eastern Townships Resource Centre will be hosting drop-in family history workshops on Fridays until the end of September in the Old Library, located in the McGreer Building at Bishop’s University. These informal workshops will be geared towards beginners in genealogy by providing an overview of the types of sources available for family research and giving tips on how to find information, as well as reviewing some of the resources available online. Please note that the resources in the library collection are focused on Protestant records.

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RICHMOND COUNTY HISTORICAL

After more than 50 years of preserving the heritage of Richmond County and vicinity, Richmond County Historical Society (RCHS) is now entering a new phase in its history. The Society has acquired the Manse of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church at 1161 Rte. 243 in Melbourne to keep the archives of the Society together with the exhibits of historical artefacts under one roof. With the move to the Manse there will be greater visibility of the archives and the museum.
Our Archivist continues to receive requests for information from across the world.
Significant renovations and repairs have to be done on the Manse and we are applying for financial assistance to get them done as quickly as possible. The renovations and repairs will have a beneficial effect on RCHS and the communities it serves, through increased accessibility and activities. We want to make our museum/archives a centre for such activities as concerts, storytelling, teas, meetings, artist’s exhibits, etc

The Museum at 1296, Route 243 in Melbourne Township is open for six weeks from July 1 - August 9, Wednesday to Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00. A special Scots heritage exhibit is displayed throughout the Museum, together with many other collections. Bilingual guides will help you appreciate the Museum tour.
For information, contact 819-826-1332.

An English Tea with home-made (on site) scones and jam will be served from 2:00 to 4:00 PM on Sunday, Aug. 9 from 1:00 to 5:00 PM.

The entire community is invited to visit the new home of the Richmond County Historical Society archives and museum, the RCHS Manse at 1161, route 243 Melbourne Township on Saturday, August 22nd from 2 PM – 4 PM.

There will be a visit of the new premises (work in progress!) and a Garden party with gin garden and free non-alcoholic beverages (10$ donation for cocktails). A Fortnum & Mason luxury English Essentials hamper will be raffled. This is a family event with music, games, and community spirit.
A special “making history” event at 3 PM will be a group community photo taken on the lawn of the manse. We encourage all of you to bring friends and family (and chairs) so that this archival event represents who is making history today!

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POTTON HERITAGE ASSOCIATION

SUMMER 2015

Exhibiton
Saturday until October 10, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Round Barn, Its architecture and unique operation
Free Adminssion

Friday and Saturday, August 7th and 8th
Visit the Heritage Booth at the Multicultural Festival

Enter our photography contest “Pottonites in their daily routines”
Check heritagepotton.org for contest rules
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Sunday, August 16th, 9:00 a.m.
Hike Singer Mountain with leader, Frank Ruiz. Carpool from Parc André Gagnon.
Level: difficult; duration 5 hours
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Saturday, August 22nd, 10:00 a.m.
Visit to the Beach family’s summer home on Lake Memphremagog, built in 1870.
Owner Richard Beach will provide the history. Meet at corner of Chemin des Faucons
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Pélerins and du Lac.
Parking is very constrained at the location. Bring your own lunch and swimsuit!
Must reserve with Carol at 450-292-4844
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Saturday, September 5th, 1:00 p.m.
One of our most popular events...
our corn roast on the shores of Lake Memphremagog, at the Municipal beach at Perkins Landing. Bring a salad or dessert to share. Bring your own beverage and water, if desired, along with your place setting and glass for your favourite beverage.

Reservations are required for menu coordination!
Call Janine at 450 292 3780!
Duration, around 3 hours.

Notes: Excursions are free of charge to Association members, $5 required from non - members
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For additional information:  Carol Bishop: 450-292-4844  Janine Sourdif: 450-292-3780  Info@pottonheritage.org
Check on the Web site for last updates.

The 2015 Photography Contest
Sponsored by the Potton Heritage Association,
will be held during Potton’s Multicultural Festival (FMP), which begins on August 8, 2015.

The theme chosen for the 2015 contest is: Pottonites in their daily routine

Photograph your Pottonite relatives, friends or neighbours doing whatever they do in their daily lives, be they baker, grocer, garage mechanic, craftsman, farmer or carpenter!

To be included in the contest, printed copies of all entries must be sent to the Potton Heritage Association, C.P. 262, Mansonville, Qc J0E 1X0; or handed to Christian Smeesters, 3 chemin Maurice-Coté, Mansonville, Qc J0E 1X0, at the latest one (1) week prior to the FMP, August 1, 2015.

The contest is open to all, resident of Potton or not.
Photos must have been taken in the Township of Potton.

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HASKELL OPERA HOUSE AND LIBRARY

2015 SEASON
QNEK PRODUCTIONS

Until August 2nd
Rogers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music

September 11th to 20th
Dan Goggin’s Nunsense A Men!

October 9th to 18th
Steel Manolias by Robert Harling

Haskell Box Office 802-873-3022, ext 205 or 819-876-2471, ext 205
Handicap Accessible and Fully Air Conditioned

Tours of the Haskell Opera House
Tours of the opera house are offered mid-May through mid-October during regular library hours, (Tuesdays through Saturday) and follow a set schedule. No tours are offered on Sundays or Mondays. For safety reasons, all visitors to the Opera House must be accompanied by a member of staff. We suggest a donation of $5 per adult for the tour which lasts approximately 25 minutes.

Please direct your inquiries about tours to library personnel (802) 873-3022 or (819) 876-2471 ext 202. Tours may be unavailable on the day of a performance.
WE ARE NO LONGER ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE LARGE (BUS) GROUPS FOR TOURS.

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BROME COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

BROME COUNTY’S “HIDDEN TREASURE”
The Brome County Historical Society is indeed fortunate to have in its possession a Fokker D VII which is believed to be one of three planes of that type in the world with its original fabric. One of the most frequently asked questions by visitors to the museum is “How did you get it?” You can find out the answer and learn more about this historic treasure in the Martin Annex of the BCHS Museum.

UPCOMING EVENTS

August 15
Community Fun! Join us for a 200-Year-Anniversary Celebration of the Paul Holland Knowlton House!
Sat, 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. BCHS grounds at 130 Lakeside, Knowlton

August 16 – 23
Louise Drolet Exhibit
Centennial Building, 130 Lakeside, Knowlton.

August 23
Antique and Craft Market 3
Sun, All day. BCHS grounds at 130 Lakeside, Knowlton

September 20
Antique and Craft Market 4
Sun, All day. BCHS grounds at 130 Lakeside, Knowlton

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COLBY-CURTIS MUSEUM

OPENING HOURS

Season: Summer
June 22nd to September 1st (Labour Day):
Monday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
September 2nd to June 21st: Monday to Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Uncoming Events

The Tea Room
To be open three days a week; Thursday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

July-August-September
Exhibition
The History of County Fairs
Agricultureal Improvement and Popular Cuture in Stanstead County

August
Saturday August 8
Fund Raising
Barn Dance at Harry’s Isbrucker
More information to follow

Fall Excursion
The next trip will be in the fall to Burlington, VT for an overnigbht stay, followed by a full day at the Shelburne Museum.
Cost: $284. double occupancy includes supper Thursday evening and breakfast on Friday morning.

Permanent Exhibition
Gives visitors a glimpse of the gracious lifestyle enjoyed by several generations of the Colby family, a prominent border family of American Origin

WHERE: 535 Dufferin, Stanstead
Info: Phone: (819) 876-7322; Email: info@colbycurtis.ca

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LENNOXVILLE-ASCOT HISTORICAL & MUSEUM SOCIETY (LAHMS)

Names and Places
History Exhibit

How did Lennoxville get its name? Why is this street named after that person? Where are the bridges in Lennoxville? Find the answers to these questions and more at the Names and Places exhibition presented by the Lennoxville-Ascot Historical and Museum Society until May 22, 2016. The exhibit is located on the second floor of Uplands, 9 Speid Street, Sherbrooke (Borough of Lennoxville).

Opening Hours

Wednesday to Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Office: Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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UPLANDS CULTURAL & HERITAGE CENTER

Opening Hours

Wednesday to Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Office: Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Exhibit
June 28th to September 6th
Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre invites the general public to its new art exhibition featuring the work of Catherine Young Bates. Her paintings will be displayed all summer from June 28th to September 6th, 2015. The invitation is also extended to come meet the artist at a vernissage which will be held Sunday, June 28th between 2:00- 4:00 p.m. at 9 Speid Street in Sherbrooke (Borough of Lennoxville).

Opening hours
Uplands is open Wednesday to Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free.
For more information call 819 564-0409.

Le Centre culturel et du patrimoine Uplands est heureux d’entamer la saison estivale avec une exposition rassemblant les œuvres de l’artiste peintre Joe Ford et des tourneurs de bois Dick Tracy et Rick Tracy. L’exposition se tiendra du 24 mai au 21 juin 2015. Le public est invité à venir rencontrer les artistes lors du vernissage qui aura lieu le dimanche 24 mai entre 14 h et 16 h, au 9 rue Speid à Sherbrooke (arrondissement de Lennoxville). Vous trouverez ci-joint notre communiqué de presse et des photographies.

Small English Tea
Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m
Costs: $10.

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EATON CORNER MUSEUM (COMPTON COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM
SOCIETY)

Beyond Belief DVD
PLEASE NOTE that DVDs of the play, BEYOND BELIEF, performed in February 2015 will be available soon. Order your copy from Sharon Moore, 819-837-2643.

OPENING HOURS:
June 10 to August 30, Wed-Sun, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sept 5 to Oct 4: Weekends only or by appointment
October to May: collection/archives by appointment

Permanent Exhibition
A Tale of the Townships
Two years in the planning, our new permanent exhibition tells the story of the early settlers to our region, historic Compton County, and the thriving village that developed here in the 1800s. When you visit the new exhibit of carefully selected objects from our extensive collections, you will follow the story beginning with the Native Americans who fished and hunted here. It continues with the arrival of the first English speaking homesteaders from New England and then from the British Isles, in the early 1800s, and the French speaking settlers who came later. You will discover how each of these groups has left an indelible mark on our local history, culture and architecture.

Researching family history? Special projects?
Please call for an appointment at tel: 819-875-5256 or 819-875-3182; Email: info@eatoncorner.ca

We Can Help You
We have genealogy information on many local families, as well as volumes of Townships history, individual family histories, ancestral charts and other documents available for study. Even if you don’t find what you’re looking for, you’re sure to discover something fascinating along the way. Access to the Archives & Library and research support are available by appointment.

Info: Tel: 819-875-5256 or 819-875-3182 or Email: info@eatoncorner.ca

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MUSÉE DES BEAUX-ARTS DE SHERBROOKE

EXHIBIT

Andy Warhol, graphiste
From June 6 through September 27, 2015

A prolific artist and eccentric publicist, Andy Warhol is best known for his emblematic images of American culture from 1950 to 1980. His work illustrates an era marked by the rise of marketing and mass consumption, a revolution in imaging, and the commercialisation of celebrity. With his enormous production of paintings, prints, films and sound recordings, Andy Warhol influenced, and continues to influence, both the production and the perception of art.

EXHIBIT

Roland Poulin. Sculptures et dessins
May 23 through September 20

Working in geometric abstractions and creating monumental sculptures for more than thirty years, Roland Poulin now presents a number of recent works at the Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke, the majority of which have not been shown before. Profiting from the natural light of the Grand Hall, these pieces will reveal the intrinsic beauty of metallic materials. Visitors will also be able to see models and preparatory drawings which bear witness to the artistic development of this important sculptor, whose work is shown in the principal art museums of Québec and elsewhere in Canada.

The exhibition Roland Poulin. Sculptures et dessins presents:
a sculpture of spectacular dimensions entitled Ultime dialogue; preparatory studies for large-format sculptural works, in brass, steel and glass; a series of seven drawings entitles Stratification.

Information : 819 821-2115
www.mbas.qc.ca

Permanent Collection
Spaces and Landscapes
Thanks to a grant from the ministère de la Culture et des Communications, the Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke has been able to undertake the renewal of its permanent collection. This exhibition allows visitors to appreciate the evolution of landscape art over time, from the panoramic views of earlier centuries to the dynamic concepts of contemporary art, and including the more personal vision of naïve artists. Landscape painting explores in a special way the links between nature and culture. It may depict a particular countryside, or evoke an imaginary scene, but it always inspires its viewers to a flight of fancy, a new point of view, an excursion in another world. Many important artists are represented here, including some from our region, and representatives of the next artistic generation. A special place is accorded to our own landscape painter, Frederick Simpson Coburn.

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GASPE

GASPÉ-JERSEY-GUERNSEY ASSOCIATION

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2015
ASSEMBLÉE GÉNÉRALE ANNUELLE 2015

Sunday, August 23, 2015 at La Vieille Usine de L'Anse-à Beaufils, 55, rue à Bondils, Anse-à-Beaufile (Percé, QC)

9:30 a.m. Reception
10:00 a.m. AGM followed by a conference with Jean-Marie Thibault
12:00 p.m. Dinner at the Café-Bistro (LaVielle Usine)

Pause-café: $1.35 / pers. (+ taxes and service)

Main menu: at $25.00 (Soup, dessert, tea/coffe included)
Seafood au gratin / Plate of salted -Gaspe Cure- God Patties / Chicken and vegetables on rice

Autre menu à 20.00$
Entree Ceaser salad / Fish soup served with Provençal sauce.
dessert, tea / coffee
Very important: please let us know if you will be present for dinner as soon as possible by contaction Claudette Garnier at 418-534-2926 or at cgarnier@globetrotter.net

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HERITAGE GASPÉ / HERITAGE GASPÉSIE

The last Heritage Gaspe Historical Calendar has been sold. We have received much positive feedback on this latest edition. We look forward to our next effort which will be the HOMES-AT-HOME calendar and web site.

Gaspe: Homes-at-Home.

The 2016 calendar will include pictures of some of the older homes in Gaspe as they looked years ago. Included with the pictures will be a brief description of the original owners of the property and those responsible for building the home. A web-based component of the project will also be available that will include anecdotes about the homes and people who lived in them.

In order for us to start the project we need early photos, of homes taken years ago. It is important that we receive permission to use the photo from the owner of the photo with the understanding that a copy will be used for the calendar as well as for the web component. No photo will be used without such permission. We have done this with photos used for the two previous calendars and the use of these photos is greatly appreciated. We also give credit to those who give permission for the use of the photo.

For further information please contact us at gaspecoast@sympatico or pictures@heritage-gaspe.org

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LAURENTIANS

MORIN HEIGHTS HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

Garden Tour: Celebrating the 160th anniversary of Morin Heights:
August 2015 – Date & location to be announced
We are in the planning stages of an event to celebrate the town’s 160th anniversary since being founded in 1855. The plan is to have a tour of a select number of heritage gardens in the area to be followed by tea and other refreshments. Members will be advised of the date, time and other details pertaining to this event by early summer.

Buildings That Have Disappeared in Morin Heights: A Joint
Venture with Arts Morin Heights: Late September – Date and location to be announced
The MHHA will supply the photos of old structures of significance to the community that once stood in the village core that have since been demolished. Local artists will be asked to do interpretative renditions of these buildings. This should be an interesting project and will coincide with this year’s “Journée de la Culture”. This event is currently being organized. Anyone interested in helping with this event, please contact Pierre Caron (pierrecaronsr@gmail.com or (450) 226 8853.

History of Cross Country Skiing in the Morin Heights area:
Presentation by a local enthusiast: October 2015 – Date and location to be announced.
One of the feature articles for Porcupine #10 will be an article on the history of cross-country skiing in our region. Researched and written by a local enthusiast, this talk should be an interesting review of this important activity and it’s place in helping develop the recreo-touristic aspect of our local economy.

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MONTÉRÉGIE

FAIRBAIRN HOUSE HERITAGE CENTRE

The new heritage centre of the Gatineau Valley

Hours of operation 2015
7 days a week from June 14 September 1
weekends from September 6 to October 13

Admission by donation
The Fairbairn House Heritage Centre welcomed over 1240 visitors from 19 countries this past summer - its first full summer of operation. Below are some season's highlights.
Fairbairn House 2015 Special Events

August 3-7 - Heritage Day Camp
wakefieldcentre.ca

August 9, 1:00 p.m. - Third Annual Heritage Garden Party

September 6, 12:00 p.m. - Great Grannies Concert
thegrannies.org

Current Projects and Exhibits

Exhibits
This year's "Faces of the Valley" exhibit - Miss Caroline's classroom - honoured the teachers and students of the Gatineau Valley's one-room schools. It included a teacher mannequin, desks, slates, maps, books and toys and was a great success. The summer also introduced our new flip books for visitors which give information about each object on display under the Centre's various themes: history of our area, domestic and community life, logging, ariculture and travel. The 2015 "Faces of the Valley" exhibit will be The Contribution by Gatineau Valley women to WW1. Touch screens should also be available for a more varied approach in the exhibits program.

Working on the Railway
Our working table-top railway was in operation. It shows Wakefield during the era of the steam train with treed hills, logs floating downstream, a working sawmill, a huge cattle pen, and landmarks such as the original Fairbairn farm. Volunteers from the community will continue to bring historical details to this representation of the actual Wakefield riverside of the 1930s.

Log Cabin
During the winter we will prepare our newly reconstructed log cabin to open as a pioneer home and one-room school. The cabin is an excellent example of round-log construction used by settlers to build their first home and one-room schools in the Gatineau Valley. See more inOn-site Facilities.

Outdoor stage
Fairbairn featured four concerts, two plays and even two weddings on the new outdoor timber-frame stage, constructed in a natural amphitheatre in the Hendrick municipal park. Concerts included the annual Heritage Garden Party's Jigs and Reels, the annual Wakefield Grannies concert with 600 attending, the Conservatoire de Musique de Hull's Dual Moments: a classical guitar performance and the Friends of the Gatineau River Day Celebration. The plays were "Au fils du temps" and "Stitches in Time".
The stage, as well as a meeting room for thirty, an activity and workshop room and a fully equipped kitchen may be rented by the public. For information contact us.
Address: 45 chemin Wakefield Heights, Wakefield
Info: 819-778-3382 or email at info@fairbairn.ca
Website: http://www.fairbairn.ca

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MISSISQUOI MUSEUM

Celebrating the 125th Anniversary of Stanbridge East. The historic images and objects in this exhibition serve to commemorate the 125 year milestone and reveal the growth of an historic hamlet into a community-minded and busy village.

The Missisquoi Museum also highlights the history of the United Empire Loyalists, community life in the 19th century, an impressive collection of agricultural objects housed at the 12-sided Walbridge Barn and Hodge’s General Store, which features “Mr. Hodge” and his dry goods from the l940s.

Located just off Route 202 along the Wine Route, between Dunham and Bedford in the picturesque village of Stanbridge East, come and explore this jewel in the Eastern Townships which is the Missisquoi Museum.

The admission price of $10 will permit the visitor access to the Walbridge Barn, the Cornell Mill and Hodge’s General Store. Open daily 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., May 31st to October 11th, 2015.

For more information, admission prices and for group reservations, please contact
Pamela Realffe at 450 248-3153 or visit our website (www.missisquoimuseum.ca).

2 River Street, Stanbridge East QC
www. missisquoimuseum.ca

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GREENWOOD CENTRE FOR LIVING HISTORY

Tea and Tours at Greenwood: Wednesday-Saturday all summer

Greenwood is open for its 18th season of Tours and Tea. From the 1732 Hearth Room to the Dining Room furnished with 19th and 20th decorative art styles, up Vicky McCallum's stunning circular staircase to Phoebe’s summer bedroom, to directly below to Percy Nobbs’s newly redone living room, Greenwood is ready for visitors and is looking better than ever. All we need to make Greenwood just about perfect is you.

Mark the Date: Members' Day is Sunday, July 26th, at 3:30 in the Greenwood Garden. Come and enjoy a beautiful garden party with live music and refreshments. Memberships are still available at the door!

Tickets are now available for our very special Traditional Tea on Aug. 9th at 3pm. A limited number of tickets are available, so don't miss out! They are on sale at Pure Art (422 Main Road, Hudson) or can be reserved by calling Greenwood at 450-458-5396. The cost is $30/person, and includes a wonderful feast of sweets, sandwiches and tea.

We are looking for donations for our annual "Treasures in the Attic" sale and our vintage shop in the garage. Tax receipts can be given for items of value. Please look through your garage/home for suitable items! We can pick up heavier pieces. With many thanks, as always!

Tours are available Wednesday to Saturday, from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Feel free to drop by, or call #: 450-458-5396 to make a reservation. Groups are more than welcome! After your tour, tea or lemonade and cookies will be served with a smile on the back porch, overlooking Greenwood’s gardens and the beautiful Lake of Two Mountains.

EVENTS:

JULY

Sunday, July 26 Members Day 3:30 p.m. at Greenwood

AUGUST

Sunday, August 9 Greenwood Traditional Tea 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Greenwood

Sunday, August 16 Theatre on the Lawn 11:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. at Greenwood

Sunday, August 30 Final House and Garden Tour 1:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. at Greenwood

Location and Information:
254 Main Road, Hudson
Tel: 450-458-5396
Email: history@greenwoodcentre.org
Website: www.greenwood-centre-hudson.org

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EXPORAIL, CANADIAN RAILWAY MUSEUM

The Summer Program at Exporail

Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
from June 24th to September 7th, 2015.

This summer, Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum invites all visitors to marvel at the railroad universe and to experience the lives of yesteryear’s travelers. Children and adults looking for thrills and memorable experiences will live out a truly fantastic experience. Temporary exhibitions will be attractive for art and history lovers…

Awaken Your Inner Child!

Visitors will discover the largest collection of railroad equipment in Canada. They will be able to climb aboard several of the vehicles on exhibit, to take a ride in a completely restored Montreal streetcar and aboard a miniature train and, on Sunday afternoons, the public has the opportunity to board the Exporail passenger train. Time will stop for you to awaken your inner child!

And, also :
A guided tour (Saturdays and Sundays).
The model train room.
The Rocky Mountain Express movie (English version at 1:30 p.m., admission $4) propels audiences on a steamtrain journey through the breathtaking vistas of the Canadian Rockies and highlights the adventure of building the nation's first transcontinental railway.

Demonstrations (flexible hours, weekends) :
John Molson Steam Locomotive
Operating Turntable
Telegraphy

Temporary Exhibitions

A Touch of Culture in Agriculture unites 26 professionnal visual artists within the collective assignment of interpreting into individual works of art, an agricultural enterprise with which they have been coupled. There is only one format for all artists to express themselves in, be it abstract or figurative painting, watercolour or photography. This bold event is the result of an association between two non-profit organizations: Bistro Culturel Cœur de Village of Saint-Isidore, which aims to promote the propagation of culture in the rural environment and, the art group of Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Autour de nous. This exhibition is supported by the financial support of the MRC de Roussillon, Producteurs de lait de Montérégie-Ouest and Domaine Labranche.

A Building the Road to Victory
Canadian Railway Troops, Forgotten Heroes
Until November 11, 2015

Born alongside the railway, recognized for its expertise in this area and proud to be part of the British Empire, Canada was a young nation that entered the 20th century with confidence. During the First World War, despite its small population, this peaceful and prosperous country was nonetheless able to send an expeditionary force of 600,000 troops, including 20,000 members of the Railway Troops. One in ten would not return home alive.

From 1915 to the German defeat in 1918, these railroaders in khaki were to prove again and again their exceptional efficiency and courage under fire while dealing with the task at hand:
BUILDING THE ROAD TO VICTORY.
admission is $4. Information : 450 632-2410 exporail.org

Construire la route de la victoire
Les troupes ferroviaires canadiennes, ces héros oubliés
Jusqu'au 11 novembre 2015
Né à l’ombre du chemin de fer, reconnu pour son expertise dans ce domaine, fier de son appartenance à l’Empire britannique, le Canada aborde le 20esiècle avec confiance. Au cours du premier conflit mondial, ce pays pacifique et prospère réussit à réunir un corps expéditionnaire de 600 000 soldats, dont 20 000 membres des troupes ferroviaires. De 1915 à la défaite allemande de 1918, ces cheminots en uniforme se font reconnaître pour leur efficacité exceptionnelle, leur courage sous le feu ennemi et l’esprit de sacrifice face à la tâche à accomplir : CONSTRUIRE LA ROUTE DE LA VICTOIRE.

For the summer period; Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum invites all visitors to marvel at the railroad universe. Children and adults looking for thrills and memorable experiences will discover the largest collection of railroad equipment in Canada and will live out a truly fantastic experience. They will be able to climb aboard several of the vehicles on exhibit, to take a ride in a completely restored Montreal streetcar and aboard a miniature train and, to top off the visit there are many activities offered by our personnel. No matter your age, time will stop for you to awaken your inner child!

Dès ce printemps et, durant toute la saison estivale, Exporail, le Musée ferroviaire canadien convie les visiteurs à s’émerveiller dans l’univers des chemins de fer. Les adultes et les enfants, en quête d’évasion et d’émotions, découvrent la plus grande collection ferroviaire au Canada et vivent une expérience fascinante. Ils montent notamment à bord de certains véhicules exposés, font une balade dans un tramway d’époque ou sur un chemin de fer miniature et, profitent d’une importante panoplie d’activités offerte par l’équipe d’animation. Peu importe l’âge, le temps se suspend lors d’une visite pour permettre à chacun de réveiller son cœur d’enfant!

New

Until November 11th 2015, Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum presents its new temporary exhibition: Building the Road to Victory. Canadian Railway Troops, Forgotten heroes. This exhibition showcases how their expertise was acquired as early as the 19th century, on Western Canada’s plains and the battlefields of South Africa. Period posters, uniforms, exceptional archive documents, mock-ups, tools, instruments and typical equipment are paired with clips filmed on the European front.

Nouveautés

Jusqu’au 11 novembre 2015, Exporail présente sa nouvelle exposition temporaire: Construire la route de la victoire. Les troupes ferroviaires canadiennes, ces héros oubliés. Cette exposition révèle leurs exploits en prenant soin de présenter les origines de cette expertise acquise dès le 19e siècle, tant dans les plaines de l’Ouest canadien que sur les champs de bataille d’Afrique du Sud. Affiches d’époque, uniformes, documents d’archives exceptionnels, maquettes, outils, instruments et équipements typiques sont accompagnés d’extraits de films tournés sur le front européen.

Family Activities

A guided tour allows visitors to immerse themselves in the lives of yesteryear’s travelers (Saturdays and Sundays)
The model train room demonstrates the world of model railroaders through two interactive operating layouts.
The Rocky Mountain Express movie (English version at 1:30 p.m., admission $4) propels audiences on a steam train journey through the breathtaking vistas of the Canadian Rockies and highlights the adventure of building the nation's first transcontinental railway.

Demonstrations (flexible hours, weekends) :
John Molson Steam Locomotive
Operating Turntable
Telegraphy

Rides:
Streetcar
Miniature Railway
Passenger Train (Sunday afternoon)

Activités

S’imprégner du mode de vie des voyageurs d’époque avec la visite guidée (samedi et dimanche).
Faire connaissance avec l’univers du modélisme ferroviaire dans la salle des trains miniatures.
Assister à la projection du film, L’express des Rocheuses, (11 h et 15 h en version française, 4 $ par personne) : voyage en train à travers les paysages époustouflants des Rocheuses qui retrace l'histoire épique de la construction du premier chemin de fer transcontinental au Canada.
Les démonstrations (horaires variables, les fins de semaine) :
Locomotive à vapeur John Molson
Fonctionnement du pont tournant
Télégraphie
Les balades :
Balade en tramway d’époque
Chemin de fer miniature
Train de passagers (dimanche après-midi)

Event
August 15th & 16th, 2015: A Great Passion for Model Trains, Model Train Exhibition.

Un événement à ne pas manquer!
Les 15 et 16 août 2015 : l’exposition de trains miniatures, Petits trains, grandes passions.

Building the Road to Victory
Canadian Railway Troops, Forgotten Heroes
Until November 11, 2015

Born alongside the railway, recognized for its expertise in this area and proud to be part of the British Empire, Canada was a young nation that entered the 20th century with confidence. During the First World War, despite its small population, this peaceful and prosperous country was nonetheless able to send an expeditionary force of 600,000 troops, including 20,000 members of the Railway Troops. One in ten would not return home alive. From 1915 to the German defeat in 1918, these railroaders in khaki were to prove again and again their exceptional efficiency and courage under fire while dealing with the task at hand: BUILDING THE ROAD TO VICTORY.

Miniature Trains
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: info@exporail.org

Recent acquisitions
Locomotive and passenger cars from the Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT)

The Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) made a large donation to Exporail’s historic collection last September, consisting of three pieces of rolling stock which ended their service on the AMT network in 2010.
First, the GR 418 AMT 1311 diesel electric locomotive, one of the hundreds of GP9 engines built by General Motors in London, Ontario. Secondly AMT 1101 passenger car, an example of the cars which ran in commuter service for almost 40 years, for the AMT in Montreal and, before, for Go Transit in Toronto. Lastly, AMT 603 generator car, built by Canadian Car & Foundry in Ville Saint-Pierre. This car illustrate the conversion of passenger’s trains from steam to electric heating while providing energy.

Station letterbox no. 4

Introduced at the end of the 19th century, letterbox no. 4 was designed for the sole purpose of being installed on railway station platform posts.
Passengers in transit could drop off mail items addressed to a destination serviced by the railway’s mail service. Its distinctive feature is a lock cover shaped as a lion’s paw.
It was removed from service when the railways stopped delivering mail in 1972.
Donated by David Jenkins

ARCHIVES CENTRE VISIT EXPORAIL’S GIFT SHOP!

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MONTREAL

CENTRE D’HISTOIRE DE MONTRÉAL

Almost 50 years ago, Montreal was host to Expo 67, one of the most successful world fair’s of the 20th century.

The fair hosted 62 nations to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation.
To relive this exciting moment in Canadian history, the Centre d’histoire de Montréal is putting together an exhibition on youth at Expo 67.

It is looking for photographs, amateur films, souvenir items, and personal memories from anyone who was between the ages of 11 and 21 from 1967 to 1969 and who attended Expo 67.
To participate in this walk down memory lane, send your momentos to Catherine Charlebois (catherine.charlebois@ville.montreal.qc.ca) or call her at 514 872-3284. The exhibition’s success relies on your participation!

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POINTE-CLAIRE PUBLIC LIBRARY

50th Anniversary Celebration, Pointe-Claire Public Library (Valois Branch)

Date: October 07, 2015
Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Location: Pointe-Claire Public Library, 68 Prince Edward, Pointe-Claire, Qc.
Information:
A special celebration of the community and its library!
Anyone who has contributed to the library or to the history of the building is welcome to attend.

This event includes a Book of Remembrance an an exhibition of photographs from the archives and from private collectors. City dignitaries, select members of the community and representatives from the Valois Protestant School will be on hand to speak about the history and value of the library and building to the greater Valois community.

Wine, cheese, coffee and tea will be served.
If you have any items that might be of interest to the exhibition, please contact Kathy Wilson at the library at: (514) 630-1219.

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PARK EXTENSION HISTORICAL SOCIETY

PARK EXTENSION THROUGH THE DECADES: 1910-2010 / Parc-Extension à Travers les Décennies: 1910 à 2010.

The Park Extension Historical Society (SHpeHS), located in north central Montreal, has just published a booklet illustrating the neighbourhood's evolution from French Canadian market gardens to crowded urban district where 94% of the 31,000 residents were born outside of Canada and English maintains a toehold. This lively booklet, measuring 8" x 8", consists of 68 pages packed with photos of people and places, bilingual captions and texts. It is both instructive and entertaining for all ages of readers.

It was fashioned with the help of a Canada Summer Jobs graphics intern from ten exhibition posters prepared by the SHpeHS in 2010 and published by Éditions Hisitoire Québec, ISBN: 978-2-89586-091-4.

For information about ordering please visit the website www.parkextensionhistory.org or telephone (514) 271-6650. The cost is $20 plus mail and handling. It can also be obtained through the FHQ's mail order book boutique.

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THE BEAUREPAIRE-BEACONSFIELD HISTORICAL SOCIETY

2015 Lectures

Throughout the year 2015, the Beaurepaire-Beaconsfield Historical Society invites you to discover different aspects of Canadian Military - Standing on Guard

Everyone welcome.
Free for members; $2 for non-members
Become a member for $5 per year
Information: Email: info@shbbhs.ca

Visit often our website at http://shbbhs.ca/ to learn more about our activities and monthly lectures on the third Thursday of the month. Info: 514-695-0205

OUTAOUAIS

GATINEAU VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Dates to remember Summer, 2015

Wednesday, August 12

Tour of local historic barns, led by Martin Bosch and Neils Jensen. Meet at 10:00 a.m. at the Murray Memorial Hall and car pooling will be available, if necessary.

Pat Evans Archives •
Chelsea Library ● downstairs
Hours - Monday & Wednesday
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. or by appointment - 819-827-6224

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CENTRAL QUEBEC

MORRIN CENTRE

Morrin Centre Guided Discovery Tours
Every day, 10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m.
$8.75 adults, $6.50 members and students, children free.
Walk through death row. Visit the site where 16 prisoners were hanged and where a statue almost caused a library to burn down.
The Morrin Centre's award-winning guided tours are available daily through Labor Day.

Afternoon Teatime
Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Labor Day
$12 general admission, $10 students, $6 children

Sample traditional teas from Sebz Thé & Lounge and cookies from Traîteur Buffet Maison while boning up on Victorian etiquette and teatime customs. Teatime at the Morrin Centre is the opportunity to celebrate special occasions or to simply discover the English heritage that is part of Quebec City’s history!

Teatime takes place each Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 4:00 p.m. - check morrin.org for exceptions.

DISCOVER OUR ARTIFACTS!

The Morrin Centre has an impressive collection of artifacts that date back to when the building housed a municipal prison (1808-1867), a Presbyterian college affiliated with McGill University (1868-1900) and, eventually, the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec’s magnificent library (1868-present). Set in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Old Quebec, the building has been designated a National Historic Site of Canada.

During Archaeology Month, visitors are invited to discover the amazing and sometimes unexpected artifacts displayed in our permanent exhibit on Quebec City’s first common gaol, in our Victorian science laboratory and in our magnificent library. This unique tour which will focus on the objects that shaped our history is not to be missed.

This activity is made possible through the “Entente de développement culturel” between the ministère de la Culture et des Communications and the City of Quebec.
In French, at 1:00 p.m.
In English, at 2:30 p.m.

WHEN: 23 August 2015 / 14h30

Library opening hours

Mon: closed
Tue: noon - 8:00 pm
Wed: noon - 4:00 pm
Thu: noon - 8:00 pm
Fri: noon - 4:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sun: noon - 4:00 pm

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Cooperation with the Community Sector
Development of Official-Language Communities

Please find below information on funding applications for 2016-2017.

Form and Guide
A complete application includes a duly completed application form that is signed by an authorized signatory (signatories) and is accompanied by all the supporting documents required. The Applicant's Guide will help you complete your application. Please note that multi-year applications can be considered up to a maximum of three years (program funding) and 2 years (project funding).

The act of depositing a complete application does not automatically guarantee funding support. Funding decisions will be based on available funds, and the analysis and comparison of the impact of the projects presented.

The application form is attached. It is the same form as in 2015-2016. If you have used this form in 2015-2016, you can reuse it. If you have not used this form in 2015-2016, please use the attached form. Should you have any difficulties with the form, please contact your program officer as soon as possible.

Your application form must be printed, signed by the organization’s designated signatory (or signatories) and sent no later than the following date(s):
• Programming applications – October 13, 2015
• Project applications – November 9, 2015
The application must be sent to the following address:

Ms. Jacqueline Ritchi
Manager Official Languages Support Programs
Canadian Heritage
Dominique-Ducharme Building
105 McGill Street, Suite 200 (2nd floor)
Montreal, Québec H2Y 2E7

Funding applications received after these deadlines will not be considered. The applicant is responsible for meeting the deadline(s) and to obtain proof of submission (postmark or email) or a confirmation that it was received by the Department (if submitted in person).

Please forward an electronic copy of your application by e-mail to jacqueline.ritchi@pch.gc.ca. Any questions as well as a funding application draft should be sent to your program officer.

INFORMATION: jacqueline.ritchi@pch.gc.ca. Les questions ainsi que les ébauches de demande de financement devraient être acheminées à votre agent(e) de programme.

Éléments clés de la demande
Votre demande devra démontrer le(s) besoin(s) à combler ainsi que la manière par laquelle les résultats/activités :
• sont liés à un enjeu de langues officielles (Partie B – État de la situation);
• maximisent les occasions ayant un effet durable sur la vitalité de la communauté et l’utilisation de sa langue (Partie B – État de la situation);
• ont un potentiel d’impact tangible de grande portée (Partie B – Impacts visés); et
• sollicitent les partenaires financiers et non financiers jugés essentiels au succès de la demande (Partie C – Efforts à générer et diversifier le financement).

Votre demande doit démontrer clairement que les dépenses liées aux déplacements, aux coûts opérationnels et aux activités de planification sont raisonnables et représentent le minimum requis. De plus, vous devez faire état de tout effort récent effectué pour réduire ces coûts (Partie A – Renseignements complémentaires sur les activités de l’organisme tel que précisé dans la lettre d’appel).

De plus, pour toute demande de financement de projets déposée au Québec, il vous faudra démonter comment cette dernière répond aux priorités annuelles 2016-2017 de la communauté d’expression anglaise du Québec, telles que définies par le Comité d'établissement des priorités communautaires du Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN). Ces priorités se trouvent à l’adresse Internet suivante : http://www.qcgn.ca/documentation/.

Priorités ministérielles
Canada 150
Comme priorité du gouvernement du Canada, le 150e anniversaire de la Confédération fait partie des stratégies nationales et régionales d’investissement. Patrimoine canadien a mis en place le Fonds Canada 150, qui a pour but de financer de nouvelles initiatives qui font la promotion des valeurs, de la culture et de l’histoire du Canada, de susciter une fierté nationale et de réunir les citoyens en vue de célébrer le Canada 150.

Les activités axées sur la communauté seront au cœur du programme et appuieront les communautés de façon unique et significative pour elles. Des exemples pourraient inclure des concerts communautaires, des initiatives de célébration de retour au pays, la célébration de héros locaux et de l’histoire. Le budget du Fonds du Canada 150 pour les activités axées sur la communauté est de 100 millions de dollars. Pour plus d’information ou pour soumettre une demande, consultez le www.Canada150.gc.ca.

De plus, dans l’étude des demandes de projets soumises aux Programmes d’appui aux langues officielles (PALO), et parmi les demandes qui rencontrent les critères d’évaluation, une attention particulière sera portée aux projets qui ont un lien avec ou qui soulignent le 150e. Les critères d’évaluation utilisés seront ceux du sous-volet Collaboration avec le secteur communautaire (tels que décrits à la page 2 du Guide du demandeur), en plus des priorités et critères spécifiques à chaque bureau provincial/territorial/national de Patrimoine canadien, tels que spécifiés dans la présente lettre d’appel, le cas échéant.

Si le projet a été conçu spécialement pour célébrer le 150e, prière de le soumettre au Fonds Canada 150 (www.canada150.gc.ca). Si le projet est un projet que vous faites normalement et auquel vous avez ajouté une composante 150e, veuillez le soumettre aux PALO.

De plus, nous encourageons les bénéficiaires des PALO à intégrer la marque du Canada 150. Pour ce faire, consultez le www.Canada150.gc.ca.

Dépôt direct
Tout organisme recevant un financement doit adhérer au dépôt direct. Si votre organisme n’y souscrit pas déjà, veuillez communiquer avec votre agent(e) de programme pour obtenir un formulaire d’inscription.

Salutations.

Mme Jacqueline Ritchi
Gestionnaire Programmes d’appui aux langues officielles
Patrimoine canadien
Édifice Dominique-Ducharme
105, rue McGill, bureau 200 (2e étage)
Montréal (Québec) H2Y 2E7
Tél. : 514-283-5895
Télécopieur : 514-283-3126
Courriel : jacqueline.ritchi@pch.gc.ca

Formulaire de demande de financement: http://www.pch.gc.ca/fra/1267216296891
Formulaires/guides du demandeur: http://www.pch.gc.ca/fra/1358262722545


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Promotion of Linguistic Duality
Enhancement of Official Languages Program

Please find below information on funding applications for 2016-2017.

Form and Guide

Organizations who wish to submit a financial request must provide a complete application. An application is deemed complete when the application form is filled and has all the required documents. The Applicant’s Guide will help you prepare your application. Please note that multiyear application can be considered up to a maximum of three years.

Please note that submitting a complete application does not guarantee automatic funding. Funding decisions will be taken on the basis of the availability of funds and the analysis of all applications.

The application form is attached. It is the same form as last year, therefore you can reuse it. If not, please use the attached form. Should you have any difficulties with the form, please contact your program officer as soon as possible.

Your application form must be printed, signed by the organization’s designated person(s) and sent no later than the following date:

Friday, September 18, 2015
The application must be sent to the following address:

Michel Costisella
Manager
National Programs
Operations and Regional Coordination
Official Languages Branch
Department of Canadian Heritage, Government of Canada
15 Eddy Street, 07 Floor, Office 123, Gatineau, Québec, K1A 0M5
michel.costisella@pch.gc.ca

Funding applications received after the deadline will not be considered. The applicant is responsible for meeting the deadline and to obtain proof of submission (postmark or email) or a confirmation that it was received by the Department (if submitted in person).

Please send an electronic copy of your application to Josée Martel (josee.martel@pch.gc.ca) or Sarah Melbourn (sarah.melbourn@pch.gc.ca). Any question as well as funding application draft should also be sent to your program officer.

Key Elements of the Application

Your application should demonstrate the needs to be filled and how results/activities:
• are related to official languages issues (Part B – Situation);
• have the potential for far-reaching tangible impact (Part B – Desired Outcomes); and
• involve all financial and non-financial partners deemed essential for the application success (Part C - Efforts to Leverage or Diversify Sources of Funding).

Your application should clearly demonstrate that expenses related to travel, operational costs and planning activities are appropriate and kept at minimum. Moreover, you should report any recent efforts to reduce these costs (Part A – Further Information Regarding the Organization’s Activities as Required in the Call Letter).

It would be appreciated if you could send an electronic copy of application to your Program officer.
Departmental Priorities

Canada 150
As a priority of the Government of Canada, the 150th anniversary of Confederation is part of national and regional investment strategies. Canadian Heritage has implemented the Canada 150 Fund, the purpose of which is to fund new initiatives that promote Canadian values, culture and history, to generate national pride and to bring citizens together to celebrate Canada 150.

Community-based activities will be at the heart of the program and will support communities in a unique way that is significant for them. Examples could include community concerts, homecoming celebration initiatives, celebration of local heroes and history. The budget of the Canada 150 Fund for community-based activities is $100 million. For more information or to submit an application, consult www.Canada150.gc.ca.

Moreover, in the evaluation of project applications submitted to Official Languages Support Programs (OLSP), and among applications that meet the evaluation criteria, particular attention will be paid to projects that highlight or celebrate the 150th. The evaluation criteria used will be those of the Cooperation with the Community Sector subcomponent (as described in page 2 of the Applicant's Guide), in addition to priorities and criteria related to each Canadian Heritage provincial/territorial/national office, as mentioned in the present letter, when applicable.

If the project was specifically developed to celebrate the 150th anniversary, it must be submitted to the Canada 150 Fund (www.Canada150.gc.ca). If it is a recurring project to which a 150th anniversary element has been added, it must be submitted to the OLSP.

Moreover, we encourage OLSP recipients to integrate the Canada 150 brand. To do so, consult www.Canada150.g.ca.

Direct deposits

Successful applicants will receive the funding through direct deposit. If your organization has not already enrolled, please contact your program officer to obtain a registration form.

For more information please contact Josée Martel at 819-994-5937 or Sarah Melbourn at 819-953-2702, Senior Program Officers responsible for the promotion of linguistic duality.

Sincerely,

Sarah Melbourn
Acting Manager
National Programs and Associations
Officials Languages Support Programs

Programs: http://www.pch.gc.ca/eng/1358890687846

(See file: 2016-2017 MVLO Duality_Guide_eng.pdf) http://www.pch.gc.ca/eng/1358194318593
(See file: 2016-2017 MVLO Dualite Form_eng.pdf) http://www.pch.gc.ca/eng/1358262722545

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Programme Mise en valeur des langues officielles
Volet Promotion de la dualité linguistique

Prière de trouver les renseignements concernant les demandes de financement 2016-2017.

Formulaires/guides du demandeur: http://www.pch.gc.ca/fra/1358262722545/1358262891929

Programme Mise en valeur des langues officielles :
http://www.pch.gc.ca/fra/1358194318593/1358194452195
Formulaire et guide

Les organismes qui souhaitent présenter une demande de (programmation/projet) doivent soumettre une demande de financement complète. Une demande complète comprend un formulaire de demande rempli, signé et accompagné de tous les documents requis. Le Guide du demandeur vous aidera à présenter votre demande. Notez que les demandes pluriannuelles peuvent être considérées jusqu’à un maximum de trois ans.

Prendre note que le fait de déposer une demande complète ne garantit pas un financement automatique. Les décisions en matière de financement seront prises en fonction de la disponibilité des fonds et de l'analyse de l’ensemble des demandes.

Le formulaire de demande est joint à la présente. Il n’est pas différent de celui de l'an dernier, donc vous pouvez le réutiliser. Sinon, veuillez compléter le formulaire ci-joint. Si vous éprouvez des difficultés avec le formulaire, contactez votre agent(e) de programme au plus tôt.

Votre demande de financement doit être imprimée, signée par la personne autorisée et envoyée au plus tard à la date de tombée suivante :
Vendredi le 18 septembre 2015
Envoyez le tout à l’adresse suivante :

Michel Costisella
Gestionnaire
Programmes nationaux
Opérations et coordination régionale
Direction des langues officielles
Ministère du Patrimoine canadien, Gouvernement du Canada
15, rue Eddy, 07 étage, bureau 123, Gatineau, Québec, K1A 0M5
michel.costisella@pch.gc.ca

Toute demande envoyée après cette date ne sera pas acceptée. Il vous incombe de respecter la date de tombée et d’obtenir une preuve d’envoi (cachet de la poste, courriel) ou une confirmation que le Ministère a reçu la demande (si déposée en mains propres).

Prière d’envoyer une version électronique de votre demande à Josée Martel (josee.martel@pch.gc.ca) ou Sarah Melbourn (sarah.melbourn@pch.gc.ca). Les questions ainsi que les ébauches de demande de financement devraient aussi être acheminées à votre agent(e) de programme.

Éléments clés de la demande

Votre demande devra démontrer le(s) besoin(s) à combler et comment les résultats/activités :
• sont liés à un enjeu de langues officielles (Partie B – État de la situation);
• ont un potentiel d’impact tangible de grande portée (Partie B – Impacts visés); et
• sollicitent les partenaires financiers et non financiers jugés essentiels au succès de la demande (Partie C – Efforts à générer et diversifier le financement).

Votre demande doit démontrer clairement que les dépenses liées aux déplacements, aux coûts opérationnels et aux activités de planification sont raisonnables et représentent le minimum requis; de plus, vous devez faire état de tout effort récent pour réduire ces coûts (Partie A – Renseignements complémentaires sur les activités de l’organisme tels que précisés dans la lettre d’appel).

Priorités ministérielles

Canada 150
Comme priorité du gouvernement du Canada, le 150e anniversaire de la Confédération fait partie des stratégies nationales et régionales d’investissement. Patrimoine canadien a mis en place le Fonds Canada 150, qui a pour but de financer de nouvelles initiatives qui font la promotion des valeurs, de la culture et de l’histoire du Canada, de susciter une fierté nationale et de réunir les citoyens en vue de célébrer le Canada 150.

Les activités axées sur la communauté seront au cœur du programme et appuieront les communautés de façon unique et significative pour elles. Des exemples pourraient inclure des concerts communautaires, des initiatives de célébration de retour au pays, la célébration de héros locaux et de l’histoire. Le budget du Fonds du Canada 150 pour les activités axées sur la communauté est de 100 millions de dollars. Pour plus d’information ou pour soumettre une demande, consultez le www.Canada150.gc.ca.

De plus, dans l’étude des demandes de projets soumises aux Programmes d’appui aux langues officielles (PALO), et parmi les demandes qui rencontrent les critères d’évaluation, une attention particulière sera portée aux projets qui ont un lien avec ou qui soulignent le 150e. Les critères d’évaluation utilisés seront ceux du sous-volet Collaboration avec le secteur communautaire (tels que décrits à la page 2 du Guide du demandeur), en plus des priorités et critères spécifiques à chaque bureau provincial/territorial/national de Patrimoine canadien, tels que spécifiés dans la présente lettre d’appel, le cas échéant.

Si le projet a été conçu spécialement pour célébrer le 150e, prière de le soumettre au Fonds Canada 150 (www.canada150.gc.ca). Si le projet est un projet que vous faites normalement et auquel vous avez ajouté une composante 150e, veuillez le soumettre aux PALO.

De plus, nous encourageons les bénéficiaires des PALO à intégrer la marque du Canada 150. Pour ce faire, consultez le www.Canada150.gc.ca.

Dépôt direct

Tout organisme recevant du financement doit adhérer au dépôt direct. Si votre organisme n’y souscrit pas déjà, veuillez communiquer avec votre agent(e) de programme pour obtenir un formulaire d’inscription.

Pour toute question n’hésitez pas à communiquer avec Josée Martel au 819-994-5937 ou Sarah Melbourn au 819-953-2702, agentes principales de programme responsables pour la promotion de la dualité linguistique.

Veuillez accepter nos plus sincères salutations,

Sarah Melbourn,
Gestionnaire intérimaire
Programmes et organismes nationaux
Programmes d’appui aux langues officielles

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Le Fonds Canada 150

http://canada150.gc.ca/fra/1424795454758/1424795510839

Le Fonds Canada 150 a pour but d’offrir aux Canadiens la possibilité de participer à des célébrations locales, régionales et nationales qui contribuent à renforcer un sentiment de fierté et d’appartenance au Canada.
De plus, un nombre limité de projets à grande échelle ayant un impact important et qui sont d’envergure nationale seront soutenue par le Fonds Canada 150 comme des projets vedettes.
Si vous croyez que votre projet peut être considéré comme un projet vedette du 150e anniversaire, vous devez communiquer avec un agent de projet avant de soumettre une demande.

Détails sur l’admissibilité

Les demandeurs admissibles au financement sous le Fonds Canada 150 sont les suivants :
• les organismes canadiens sans but lucratif, y compris les sociétés, les fiducies, les coopérative et les associations non constituées en société;
• les sociétés par actions canadiennes, y compris les partenariats, les fiducies et les coentreprises dont les projets ne sont pas de type commercial;
• les écoles canadiennes; et
• les administrations municipales canadiennes et leurs institutions.

Les ministères, institutions et organismes fédéraux, les gouvernements provinciaux et territoriaux et leurs institutions ainsi que les particuliers et les partis politiques ne sont pas adminisibles au Fonds Canada 150.

Date limite de présentation des demandes

Aucune date limite n’a été fixée pour la présentation des demandes de financement au Fonds Canada 150.
Pour les projets vedettes, un formulaire de déclaration d'intérêt doit être soumis au plus tard le 29 mai 2015.
À savoir avant de commencer
Communiquez avec un agent de programme de Patrimoine canadien pour obtenir la trousse du demandeur.

Pour nous joindre

Si vous êtes une personne sourde, malentendante ou ayant des troubles de la parole, veuillez s’il vous plaît téléphoner notre ligne d'ATS sans frais. Utilisez cette ligne pour toutes les demandes, indépendamment du fait que votre projet soit de portée nationale, provinciale, régionale ou locale : 1-888-997-3123.
Les lignes sans frais (1-800 et 1-866) ont des agents disponibles pour répondre à vos questions, du lundi au vendredi de 8 h 30 - 17 h (heure de l'Est).

Dans le cas des projets d’envergure nationale, veuillez contacter :
Par téléphone :
819-997-0055 ou sans frais 1-866-811-0055
Par courriel :
info@Canada150.gc.ca

Par courrier :
Fonds Canada 150
Ministère du Patrimoine canadien
25, rue Eddy, 11e étage
Arrêt postal 25 11 R
Gatineau (Québec)
K1A 0M5
Par télécopieur :
819-956-3645

Canadian Heritage Funding Opportunity:

Building Communities through Arts and Heritage

• Application Deadlines
• Program
• Our Commitment to Privacy

The Building Communities through Arts and Heritage Program was created to help you celebrate your community, its past and its present. The Program will increase opportunities, through festivals and other events and projects, for local artists and artisans to be involved in their community and for local groups to commemorate their local history and heritage.

Application Deadlines

The deadline dates to submit a Local Festivals application are January 30, April 30 and September 30.
The deadline date for a Community Anniversaries application is January 30.
There is no fixed deadline for a Legacy Fund application; however, your project must be submitted at the latest by the date of the anniversary you want to commemorate.

Program

The Building Communities through Arts and Heritage Program delivers its funding through three separate components: Local Festivals, Community Anniversaries and the Legacy Fund.
Local Festivals

The Local Festivals component provides funding to local groups for recurring festivals that present the work of local artists, artisans, or historical performers.
Community Anniversaries
The Community Anniversaries component provides funding to local groups for non–recurring local events and capital projects that commemorate an anniversary of 100 years or greater in increments of 25 years.

Legacy Fund
The Legacy Fund component provides funding for community capital projects that commemorate a 100th anniversary or greater in increments of 25 years, of a significant local historical event or local historical personality.
Still not sure where your event or project fits? View this chart.
If you have any questions about the Building Communities through Arts and Heritage Program, please Contact us.
Service Delivery Standards for this funding program.

Commemoration of the Canadian Participation in World War II
We will be accepting applications under the Community Anniversaries and Legacy Fund components for projects starting and ending between January 2014 and December 2017 that commemorate the 75th anniversary of locally significant events directly related to the Canadian participation in World War II.

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Museums Assistance Program

**Funding open year-round**
Exhibition Circulation Fund:

This component assists museums with the costs of hosting a travelling exhibition originating from another museum or from a federal heritage institution.

Borrowing Artefacts from the Canadian Museum of History or the Canadian War
Museum:

Support for borrowing artefacts from the Canadian Museum of History or the Canadian War Museum for exhibition purposes is available to museums, including small museums.

Funding priorities:

Exhibitions related to key events or figures in Canadian history and those related to anniversaries of nation-building milestones "On the Road 2017"
will be given priority.

Contact Information:

For more information about this component of the program or to obtain application forms, please consult Exhibition Circulation Fund - Borrowing Artefacts or Contact Us .