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Mark your calendars!

Annual QAHN Convention, Lower Ottawa Valley (St. Andrew's East, Carillon, Cushing & Sainte-Marthe, Quebec / Chute-à-Blondeau, Ontario), June 5-6, 2015.

Come and help us celebrate our 15th anniversary!
For more information, contact QAHN:1 (877) 964 - 0409 / home@qahn.org.

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2nd Annual Montreal Wine & Cheese, Centre d'histoire de Montréal, April 23, 2015.
RSVP: 1 ( 8 7 7 ) 964 - 0409 / home@qahn.org.

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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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EASTERN TOWNSHIPS

HASKELL OPERA HOUSE AND LIBRARY

2015 SEASON
QNEK PRODUCTIONS
QNEK Productions opens the 2015 Season with a hilarious production of Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring at the Historic Haskell Opera House!

Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring
WHEN: APRIL 24TH TO MAY 3RD , Friday & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
Website: www.Qnek.com Tel: 802-334-2216
WHERE: 93 Caswell Avenue, Derby Line VT / 1 Church Street, Stanstead, Quebec

Rogers and Hammerstein’s; The Sound of Music
WHEN: July 17th to August 2nd

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BROME COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

UPCOMING EVENTS

April 17
Concert at the Auberge Lakeview Inn
Fri., 8:00 – 10.30PM. Featuring local musicians Sarah Biggs and Amos J., and door prizes. Tickets $25. For tickets email bchs@endirect.qc.ca or call 450-243-6782

May 16
Opening Day!
Join us for an opening day picnic to celebrate the start of the 2015 Museum Season.
Sat, 10AM. BCHS grounds at 130 Lakeside, Knowlton

May 26 – June 21
Spring Exhibit:
Deborah Stairs Rotherham: Wildflowers of Quebec
Centennial Building, 130 Lakeside, Knowlton.

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POTTON HERITAGE ASSOCIATION

25th Annual General Assembly
Sunday April 19, 2015 – 10 a.m.
All members are invited to the 25th annual General Assembly
convened for Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 10 a.m. in the Town Hall in Mansonville
Juice, coffee and biscuits will be served from 9 :15 a.m.

You are cordially invited to a Spring brunch which will be served at the conclusion of the Meeting, When; around 12:30 pm
Price : $ 25 per person.
Please bring the beverage of your choice, your plates and utensils.

Please confirm your presence before April 9, 2015, by calling Carol Bishop at 450-292-4844 or by e-mail at info@patrimoinepotton.org
Please specify if you plan to attend the brunch or not.

People who attend will receive a free copy of the magazine
Histoire Potton History published to celebrate our 25th anniversary.

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COLBY-CURTIS MUSEUM

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.

May 10th
Mother’s Day Tea

May 30, 9:00 a.m.
Annual Plant Sale Fundraiser
Spring Lecture/Luncheon
Guest Speaker: Dr. Monique Nadeau Saumier
Topic : The work of a group of femaile arists form the early 1900s in Montreal, who became known as the Beaver Hall Group.

June 13
Annual General Meeting

July
Exhibition
The History of County Fairs
More information to follow ocus on the Stanstead jCounty Fair in Ayer’s Cliff

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.
More information to follow

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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EATON CORNER MUSEUM (COMPTON COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM
SOCIETY)

SPRING BRUNCH
Benefit for Eaton Corner Museum

Sunday, April 19, 2015, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Spring Brunch at the Bulwer Community Centre, enjoy panckes with maple syrup, scrambled eggs, sausages, baked beans, potatoes, dessert, juice, tea/coffee. All home made!
Entertainment by Jan Graham at the piano.

$10.00 per person and children $6.00
For information call Serena Wintle at 819-875-5210

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

MAY 2, 3: Quilt Show and Tea in the afternoon at the Museum. Entry is $5, including tea and home made scones. For info call Serena Wintle, 819-875-5210.

MAY 16: 2nd Annual Heritage Golf Tournament at Coaticook Golf Club. A day of golf and supper, prizes. Call Steve for info and to register at 819-875-3685.

OPENING HOURS:
June 10 to August 30, Wed-Sun, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm
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.

WHEN: June 10 museum opening
WHERE: 374 Route 253 (Eaton Corner) Cookshire/Eaton
Info: 819-875-5256
info@eatoncorner.ca or www.eatoncorner.ca

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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LENNOXVILLE-ASCOT HISTORICAL & MUSEUM SOCIETY (LAHMS)

Exhibit
Lennoxville-Ascot Historical and Museum Society presents a wide selection of hats from their collection in the exhibition, Hang On To Your Hats / Coiffez vos chapeaux. Vintage headgear for men and women dates from the turn of the 20th century into the 1960s.

The variety of materials used in hat making is evident in this display. Two dresses, several hat boxes and hat pins, as well as a few walking sticks, round out the exhibition.

WHEN: Wednesday to Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., until May 2015
WHERE: 9 Speid street in the Borough of Lennoxville (second floor)
For further information, call 819-564-0409.

Opening Hours

Winter - Spring
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

Spring
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

In the beginning, Materia Prima
Art Exhibit and Sale
Lucy Doheny and Annis Karpenko

Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre invites the population to Materia Prima , a new exhibition featuring the work of Lucy Doheny and Annis Karpenko..

The works of Lucy Doheny and Annis Karpenko will on display at Uplands until May 17th, 2015.

WHEN: until May 17th, 2015
WHERE: 9 Speid Street, Borough of Lennoxville, in the City of Sherbrooke
For more information, contact (819) 564-0409, or visit our web site at www.uplands.ca .

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

Chamber Music Concert 2014-15 series

April 25 (8:00 p.m.) at St. Andrew’s Church, 256 Queen St, borough Lennoxville, Sherbrooke April 26 (2:30 p.m.) at ST. Elizabeth’s Church in North Hatley, 3115 Capelton Rd
Cost: $12 general admission / $8 students and seniors
Reservations with Pauline Farrugia at 819-842-1072 or at estria@cgocable.ca

The Three Woodwinds
Music for flute, oboe and clarinet by Georg Philipp Telemann, W.A. Mozart, Joseph Haydn, Leroy Ostransky, Malcolm Arnold and Ludwig van Beethoven. With a special arrangement of Eine Kleine Nachtmusik by W.A. Mozart and Winter and Spring from The Four Seasons.

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MUSÉE DES BEAUX-ARTS DE SHERBROOKE

Exhibits

Sébastien Pesot. L’anatomie du Bling
From 21 February through 19 April 2015
To complete the triptych which began with his earlier photographic series Crash and Pavillon, Sébastien Pesot presents for the first time at the Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke a multi-media exhibition based on the musical, graphic and semantic relationships between sound, musical instruments and the body of the artist. Combining fifteen large-format photographs, two video installations and an intervention in situ, L’anatomie du Bling marks the end of an artistic journey undertaken by an Eastern Townships artist who has made his mark on the Québec artistic scene over the last fifteen years.

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

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

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

WHEN: Saturday May 23, 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: St Eugene’s Church, Morin Heights

Mark your calendars for Saturday May 23, 2015 the date for this year Annual General Meeting of the MHHA. All members of the Association are invited to attend. Normally, all Directors are voted in at this meeting and then the elected directors choose a president. Charles Vaillancourt, who has served as the Associations president for the last 6 years, will be resigning his post to become an honorary non-voting director. There are several new positions to be filled. Charlie Vaillancourt, Audrey McDonough and Pierre Caron are responsible for screening and nominating potential new directors. If anyone has an interest in working with the Association, please give one of them a call.
mhha98@hotmail.com

Lecture and Slide Show: “The 100 Objects”, presented by Rod
MacLeod – 2:00pm Saturday May 23, 2015 – St Eugene’s Church, Morin
Heights
This presentation is being made by former QAHN (Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network) president, Rod Macloed. He will be talking about "The 100 Objects", photos of pieces in a collection of historically significant objects from the collections of heritage and historical associations province wide! This is definitely a MUST SEE event.

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.

Education in Morin Heights: A History of Many Small Schools
Attached as a separate piece is Don Stewart’s review of the history of education and the school system in the local area. Hope you enjoy it!

Final Word
We think we have a few interesting events planned out over the next few months. We hope you will
come and join us, renew your membership if you haven’t and be part of the preservation of our history and culture. Thanks for reading.

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MONTÉRÉGIE

HEMMINGFORD ARCHIVES

UPCOMING EVENTS

Hemmingford Archives
Fiddler’s Fancy Concert - Spring Concert

WHERE: Hemmingford Elementary School Gymnasium, 548 Champlain, Hemmingford, QC
WHEN: 18 April 2015 at 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults $12.00 – Students 12+ - $6.00 – Under 12 - Free

Hemmingford Archives
WHERE: At Pamela Stirling`s home, 450 Frontière, the birthplace of Julius Scriver
WHEN: 25 April – 1-3 pm

Unveiling of two restored donations
- The Julius Scriver portrait donated by Dr. Charles Scriver, his great grandson
- The original 14 Stations of the Cross from the old St-Romain Church, donated by the Diocese of Valleyfield.

No admission charge –Refreshments will be offered

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EXPORAIL, CANADIAN RAILWAY MUSEUM

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

MUCH TO SEE AND DO:

RIDES & WALKS
• Miniature Railway
• Streetcar
• Passenger Train
• Barrington Station and the Discovery Trail

MOVIE PRESENTATION
• Rocky Mountain Express

DEMONSTRATIONS
• John Molson Steam Locomotive
• Telegraph
• Operating Turntable

ARCHIVES CENTRE VISIT EXPORAIL’S GIFT SHOP!

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MONTREAL

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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BIBLIOTHÈQUE ET CENTRE D'INFORMATIQUE ATWATER
ATWATER LIBRARY AND COMPUTER CENTRE

Talks on Lower North Shore St. John River Fishing Camp and Willis Pianos

The Atwater Library and Computer Centre invites you to the following Lunchtime Series talks about Quebec's English-language heritage.

THURSDAY, May 21 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Atwater Library Auditorium, 1200 Atwater Avenue at Ste-Catherine, Westmount (métro Atwater)
Mark W. Gallop tells the fascinating story of Willis Pianos, from entrepreneurial origins in 1870s Montreal, to the biggest piano manufacturer in the British Empire in its heyday (or so Willis & Co. advertising claimed). Take a trip through Montreal’s commercial, social and musical history. Free admission; donations invited.

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THE QUEBEC FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY

Announcing: ROOTS 2015
AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH

Information for publication in your journal, on your website and Facebook page
The QUEBEC FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY will once again be hosting AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH at McGILL UNIVERSITY, MONTREAL, QUEBEC on JUNE 19th ; 20th; & 21st 2015

ALL EVENTS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

ALL LECTURES WILL BE IN ENGLISH
for further details, including a list of speakers, events and a registration form visit the QFHS webpage at: www.qfhs.ca

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WESTMOUNT HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

Preservation of Heritage Interiors

Thursday, May 21, 2015
RESTORING 1913 PERCY NOBBS HOUSE: 38 Belvedere Road
Speakers: Michael Blinderman, owner and Julia Gersovitz, architect
Percy Erskine Nobbs, noted Canadian architect and educator, built his own home in 1913 on Belvedere Road. The house and gardens were a testament to the Arts and Crafts philosophy of integrated design. Following his death, the property changed ownership very little, but was still subject to successive modernizations. The present owners, Michael and Marina Blinderman, selected the firm of Fournier Gersovitz Moss Drolet et Associés Architectes to restore and rehabilitate the house.
Michael Blinderman and Julia Gersovitz will discuss the planning and implementation of the work.

In 2012, Bill 82, the “Quebec Cultural Heritage Act“ was passed by the Quebec government, providing municipalities with the power to protect both the exterior and the interior of buildings.
As a result, Westmount has included the mandate of a Heritage Council within the Planning Architectural Committee’s (PAC) tasks. This body could play a future role in saving original features of the interiors of Westmount’s Heritage homes.

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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
Starting in November 2014 and 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

Lecture - Canadian Militaries Series

Patricia Burns, author of this book published in 2002, will elaborate on

1. The reason for writing an oral history of WWII
2. Finding people to interview
3. The technique and process of oral history
4. A few stories.

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OUTAOUAIS

THEATRE WAKEFIELD

Writers Wanted
Theatre Wakefield is inviting active, young-at-heart seniors interested in local history and interpretive storytelling to help create the content for
Maison Fairbairn’s forthcoming touch-screen information kiosks.

Participant will receive creative direction and coaching support in developing tales of the Lower Gatineau Valley for feature as multimedia vignettes at the
Heritage Centre. Participants will also practice mentoring one another in the creative process and working with the (all-ages) performers who will
animate their stories for recording.

This exciting and educational project for seniors is a partnership between Theatre Wakefield, Maison Fairbairn, and Connexions Resource Centre
(formerly OHSSN).

Please contact Peter MacGibbon at (819) 827-8513 or via email at gm@theatrewakefield.ca for more information.

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GATINEAU VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Heritage and Tourism in the Gatineau Valley

WHEN: Monday, April 20, 2015 at 7:30 pm for coffee; talk at 8:00 pm
WHERE: Wakefield Library, 38 Valley Drive, Wakefield, QC

This is a joint meeting with our colleagues from the Fairbairn Museum at the Wakefield
Library with guest speaker, former GVHS director, Fergus MacLaren.
Fergus who teaches part time at Heritage College Cegep, is a sustainable development and
tourism resources management specialist focusing on community development and the
conservation and use of built, natural and protected areas.

Save the Date – Annual Dinner & Awards

WHEN: Wednesday, May 27
WHERE: Mont Cascades Golf Club, 448 ch du Mont-des-cascades, Cantley
Cost: $30.00
Reservation information info@gvhs.ca

Pat Evans Archives •
Chelsea Library ● downstairs
Hours - Monday & Wednesday
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. or by appointment - 819-827-6224
Opening Wednesday, September 15, 2014

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CENTRAL QUEBEC

MORRIN CENTRE

MORRIN CENTRE TO HOST PLANTS AND ANIMALS JUNE 12
Montreal indie band to perform at Quebec City cultural centre
Quebec City – The Morrin Centre, Quebec City’s English-language cultural centre, will host Montreal-based band Plants and Animals on Friday, June 12.

Plants and Animals are a rock-and-roll trio comprised of Warren Spicer, Nicolas Basque and Matthew Woodley. They first gained international recognition for their debut full-length album, Parc Avenue, in 2008, and have been touring the world ever since. Their sophomore album, La La Land, was released in 2010. They released a third full-length album, The End of That in early 2012, and are currently in the studio recording their fourth, to be released by Second City Records in late 2015/early 2016.

The event, which begins at 8:00 p.m., will open with Quebec City-based indie folk group The Aurian Haller Band.

Tickets are available for $18 in advance and $20 at the door. They can be purchased through the Morrin Centre, either in person at 44 Chaussée des Écossais, by phone at 418-694-9147, or at morrin.org.

PLANTS AND ANIMALS AU MORRIN CENTRE LE 12 JUIN
Concert attendu du groupe indie montréalais au centre culturel anglophone de Québec
Québec – Le Morrin Centre, le centre culturel de langue anglaise de Québec, présentera le groupe basé à Montréal Plants and Animals le vendredi 12 juin.

Plants and Animals est un trio rock composé de Warren Spicer, Nicolas Basque et Matthew Woodley. Ils ont d'abord acquis une reconnaissance internationale pour leur premier album, Parc Avenue, paru en 2008, ce qui leur a permis de jouer internationalement depuis. Ils ont sorti un troisième album complet intitulé The End Of That en 2012 et sont actuellement en studio pour enregistrer leur quatrième album.

L'événement qui débute à 20 h présentera en première partie le Aurian Haller Band, un groupe indie folk de Québec.

Les billets sont disponibles en prévente à 18 $ et seront vendus à la porte à 20 $. Ils peuvent être achetés en personne au Morrin Centre, situé au 44, chaussée des Écossais, par téléphone au 418 694-9147 ou sur son site Internet au morrin.org.

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

Guided tours
Our Discovery tour will be from Friday to Sundays, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., throughout the months of November and December. Each tour lasts approximately one hour, and is available in English or French.

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Cooperation with the Community Secto

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The purpose of the Cooperation with the Community Sector sub-component is to support engagement by community organizations and strengthen their ability to act in order to obtain measurable gains in terms of community vitality, as well as to encourage innovation and excellence.

Cooperation framework
Eligible recipients
Eligible expenditures
Calendar
Content of application
Evaluation criteria
Funding terms
Acknowledgment of the Government of Canada's contribution

How to apply

I. Cooperation framework
Investments made by the Department will be national, interprovincial/interterritorial, provincial/territorial, regional or local in scope.
Investments will be made directly to the organizations in the form of contributions and grants.
Canadian Heritage also signs cooperation agreements with provincial and territorial community representatives. These non-financial agreements enable the Department to gain a better understanding of the community’s development issues and to establish priorities.

Programming
Programming funds will be paid to organizations so that they can carry out ongoing regular activities related to development issues in the community or in the area being supported. The funds aim to support the ongoing commitment and actions of organizations. They cover expenditures related to the activities and organizations’ operating costs.
The Department will give priority to activities that have a lasting effect on the community or the area being supported, that is to say that strengthen relations between community stakeholders and help build the sector being supported.
Project
Project funds will be paid to organizations to carry out one-time activities and whose implementation does not require ongoing funding.
The Department will give priority to projects that address current issues or are innovative, such as projects which help develop areas that are largely unexplored or are unique.

II. Eligible recipients
Canadian not-for-profit organizations, as legally defined, associations, institutions, commercial organizations for not-for-profit activities, and foundations for not-for-profit activities. These bodies must represent the interests of official-language minority communities. Their missions, mandates or the majority of their activities must support and assist the development and enhance the vitality of official-language minority communities nationally, provincially, regionally or locally.
The following are not eligible:
individuals;
government bodies, universities, schools, school boards, foreign institutions and organizations.

III. Eligible expenditures
Eligible expenditures include, but are not limited to:
costs to set up, deliver and monitor programs, services, activities and projects (cultural activities program, volunteer training program, recreation, cultural services, community communication services, etc.);
costs related to studies or analyses carried out for the purpose of developing programs, services or activities essential to development of official-language minority communities; and
administrative costs, including, but not limited to, auditing and evaluation costs and other administrative overhead related to the funded activities.
The following expenditures are not eligible:
expenditures related to activities with an international dimension.

IV. Calendar
Each year, the Program will set deadlines for submitting applications and post them on its website:http://www.pch.gc.ca/eng/1358890687846/1358890731962.
Québec Program Funding
Project Funding Project - Cycle 1 December 5, 2014
Project - Cycle 2 April 10, 2015

V. Content of application

Linkages with the objectives of the Cooperation with the Community Sector sub-component:
The official-language issue(s) that led the organization to submit an application (An official-language issue is defined as what fosters or restricts the use of the minority language).
What must be changed, improved or maintained?
Description of the proposed programs, activities or projects.
Clear statement of expected outcomes, with performance indicators for the entire project.
Linkages with the community’s development priorities, or the sector of intervention, if any.
Implementation schedule.
Budget including breakdowns of the projected expenditures and the sources of financial contributions for the proposed programs, services or activities.
If applicable, any measures taken with regard to the communication and outreach activities to the other official-language group.

VI. Evaluation criteria

Linkages with the objectives of the Cooperation with the Community Sector sub-component.
Relevance of issues in terms of community vitality.
Relevance of the proposed activities in relation to the issues raised.
Linkages with the community’s development priorities, or of the sector of intervention, if any.
Diversification of funding sources and quality of cooperation with other public or private partners.
Projected outcomes and impact on the targeted community.
Relevance of proposed performance measurements.
Correlation between budget and projected activities
Contribution to increased inclusiveness of official-language minority communities, if applicable.
Funding decisions are based on the aforementioned criteria and available funds. All funding decisions are the prerogative of the Minister of Canadian Heritage.

VII. Funding terms

The Department provides funding to successful applicants in the form of grants or contributions and establishes the reporting requirements and terms and conditions of payment. Multi-year funding may be provided in some cases.
The funding mechanism (grant or contribution) will be chosen based on the proposal’s level of risk and on the criteria established by the Department.
The Department will assume no responsibility for any contractual commitments entered into by the Applicant prior to confirmation of financial support from the Department.

VIII. Acknowledgment of the Government of Canada’s contribution

Public acknowledgment is a condition when receiving financial assistance from the Government of Canada. Recipients are required to acknowledge the contribution from the Department in accordance with the Guidelines for acknowledging funding from Canadian Heritage.

IX. How to apply

Applicants for funding under the Cooperation with the Community Sector sub-component must use the Application Guide and Application Form, which can be found in the section on Official Languages Support Programs application forms and guides on the website at http://www.pch.gc.ca/eng/1358262722545/1358262891929.
For more information, applicants can contact the Official Languages Support Programs in their local Canadian Heritage office (seewww.pch.gc.ca/eng/1357570202501).

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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 .