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QAHN's 2021 Heritage Talks Online presents

"Women of the Pontiac," with Tina Therien

Thursday, March 11, 2021
7:00-8:00 p.m.

Wakefield’s Fairbairn House Heritage Centre is please to share its latest exhibition, Notable Women of the Outaouais, which celebrates the remarkable lives and accomplishments of four women from the Pontiac. This talk highlights the variety of ways these women altered the social and physical landscape of the area. They poured their energy into worthwhile community ventures that have had lasting results. Despite sometimes harsh conditions, in métiers that weren’t necessarily congenial to women, they overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles with integrity and passion. They lived extraordinary lives, although they may not have labelled them as such.

Tina Therien is an occasional writer and full-time timber framer who lives on a small homestead in rural Quebec. Coauthor of two books on natural building, Tina also writes a monthly article about country living for the newspaper The Low Down to Hull and Back News. She counts herself lucky to gather stories from her local elders. She was honoured to take part in the ‘Notable Women’ series through Fairbairn House.

This event will take place live on Zoom, as well as on Facebook Livestream.
To participate on Zoom, https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEvduqurDMiG9XgYdajufWVxhzxEhz...

To view on Facebook Live, click here.

Click here to view the entire 2021 QAHN Heritage Talks Online program!

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St. Patrick’s in Quebec – A Three-Part Online Event Series
March 13-20, 2021

Think you’ll be missing the St. Patrick’s festivities again this year? This March, QAHN is teaming up with several of our partners across the province to bring you a trio of events celebrating Quebec’s diverse Irish heritage. With the Valcartier Historical Committee, Shannon Catholic Women’s League, and Voice of English-speaking Quebec, we are featuring two online viewing parties on Facebook celebrating the rich musical heritage in the communities along the Jacques Cartier river north of Quebec City.

On Saturday, March 13 at 7 p.m., we will be airing archival footage from the 50th Shannon Irish Show that took place in 2016.
Click here: 50th Shannon Irish Show Revisited.

On Tuesday, March 16, at 7 p.m., join Fergus Keyes of the Montreal Irish Monument Park Foundation for his online talk “Meet Your Irish Neighbours: Irish-Quebecers Who Made a Difference.” This talk is part of QAHN’s 2021 Heritage Talks Online series. Fergus will highlight the contributions of Irish Quebecers across the province in politics, medicine, and the arts.
Click here: “Meet Your Irish Neighbours” with Fergus Keyes.

On Saturday, March 20 at 7 p.m., we will be premiering Valcartier filmmaker and heritage worker Allison Kirkwood’s new video documentary Echoes of a Fine-Tuned Valley: Musical Memories from the Jacques-Cartier Region
Click here: Premier of Echoes of a Fine-Tuned Valley: Musical Memories from the Jacques-Cartier Region.

If you miss out on any of these events, the videos will all be archived for later viewing on QAHN's Facebook page.

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QAHN's 2021 Heritage Talks Online presents

"Meet Your Irish Neighbours: Irish-Quebecers who made a Difference," with Fergus Keyes

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
7:00-8:00 p.m.

In past QAHN Heritage Talks, Fergus Keyes has spoken about the general history of the Irish in Quebec, as well as, the Quebec events around the Irish Famine of 1847. In this presentation, he will highlight various individuals that have made a difference to Montreal and Quebec society. All of these people were either born in Ireland or had strong Irish heritage. Some are well-known, while others have been lost to history. You will likely be surprised at how many Irish can be found in all areas of Quebec history including politics, medicine and in the arts.

Fergus Keyes was born and raised in Montreal and loves his 100% Irish heritage. Retiring after a successful career in senior management positions in the Canadian private security industry, he earned a degree as a Chartered Director with a speciality in board and governance issues. Fergus has served on a number of non-profit boards and is currently the secretary of the board for Alzheimer’s Montreal and a board member for the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network. He is also enthusiastically involved in the efforts of the Montreal Irish Monument Park Foundation to build a memorial space around the Black Rock.

This event will take place live on Zoom, as well as on Facebook Livestream.
To participate on Zoom, https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUlce2qrzMvG9Hjr8y--bPuWQItknn...

To view on Facebook Live, click here.

Click here to view the entire 2021 QAHN Heritage Talks Online program!

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QAHN's 2021 Heritage Talks Online presents

"Power and Politics: Quebec City's Jewish contributions," with Simon Jacobs

Sunday March 21, 2021
1:00-2:00 p.m.

In 1832, Quebec’s elected officials enacted a law giving Jews their civil and political rights. This legislation allowed Jews to participate as equals in society. Sigismund Mohr and Maurice Pollack are two key historical figures who took their rightful place in Quebec. Mohr remains a little-known character in Quebec’s history, but this technological pioneer established the first commercial hydroelectric plant. Pollack was a successful merchant who operated a large retail company and he was one of Quebec’s major philanthropists; his name and generosity is still well known through the Maurice Pollack Foundation.

Simon Jacobs created and directed Shalom Quebec, an exhibition on the Jewish history of Quebec City, from 2005-2009 and was the general director for the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec/Morrin Centre from 2009-2012. He is past president of the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network, involved in the preservation and dissemination of Anglophone heritage throughout the province. He has written articles for Life in Quebec magazine, the Quebec Chronicle Telegraph and has coedited a book on the Jewish history of Quebec City, published in April 2015.

This event will take place live on Zoom, as well as on Facebook Livestream.
To participate on Zoom, https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpduirrjosGdW070hthhPCcarzC6o...

To view on Facebook Live, click here.

Click here to view the entire 2021 QAHN Heritage Talks Online program!

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QAHN's 2021 Heritage Talks Online presents

"Not as crazy as you'd think: Canada's Fenian scare and Thomas D'Arcy McGee," with Keith Henderson

Tuesday March 23, 2021
7:00-8:00 p.m.

This year (2021) marks the sesquicentennial of the last Fenian raid on Canada, which took place in Emerson, Manitoba in October of 1871. Fenian leader John O'Neill hoped for Métis support for his efforts to split British North America (and ultimately Ireland) from Imperial rule, but he failed, just as previous, more dangerous Fenian incursions in 1866 and 1870 failed. Why should we take these Irish American marauders seriously? Because Thomas D'Arcy McGee did. He sensed the power and the danger of ethnocentric movements, particularly those fueled by grievance, and did his utmost to counteract them. From the mid-nineteenth century on, McGee bridled at Irish separatism and championed Confederation. His pro-union views come into stark relief in these days of referendums and potential break-ups, in Spain, Great Britain, and here at home.

Keith Henderson is a novelist and publisher. He led Quebec's Equality Party during the 1995 referendum and championed English language rights and the “poison pill” strategy of partitioning Quebec if ever Quebec partitioned Canada; positions covered in full length articles in the Los Angeles and New York Times as well as on CBS 60 Minutes.

This event will take place live on Zoom, as well as on Facebook Livestream.
To participate on Zoom, https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqde6oqjIpGdZeZOfjE8Jl9ory3zt...

To view on Facebook Live, click here.

Click here to view the entire 2021 QAHN Heritage Talks Online program!

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