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MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
As you can see, there’s a lot happening at QAHN over the next few months!
We hope to see you!

Exhibition: “Housewife Heroines of World War II.”
Beaconsfield Public Library, 303 Beaconsfield Boul., Beaconsfield, Quebec.
February 2-26, 2016
Contact QAHN for more information: 1 (877) 964-0409 / home@qahn.org.

Exhibition: “Housewife Heroines of World War II.”
Haskell Free Library, 1 Church Street, Stanstead, Quebec.
March 2-31, 2016.
Contact QAHN for more information: 1 (877) 964-0409 / home@qahn.org.

Talk: “Housewife Heroines: Anglophone Women at Home in Montreal during World War II,” with Lorraine O’Donnell
Atwater Library, 1200 Atwater Street, Westmount, Qc.
March 3, 2016, 12:30 p.m.

QAHN International Women’s Day Celebration
The Teapot Community Centre
2901 Boulevard Saint Joseph, Lachine, Quebec
March 8, 2016. Time: TBA.
Featuring the “Housewife Heroines” exhibition, and guest speaker Dr. Lorraine O’Donnell.
Contact QAHN for more information: 1 (877) 964-0409 / home@qahn.org.

3rd Annual Montreal Wine & Cheese.

Château Ramezay, in Old Montreal.
Guest speaker: André Delisle, General Director of the Château Ramezay.
April 14, 2016, 5-8 p.m.
RSVP: 1 (877) 564-6872 / home@qahn.org.

16th Annual QAHN Convention & AGM.
Sherbrooke, Quebec.
June 2-4, 2016.
For more information, or to receive our exciting program, contact QAHN:1 (877) 964-0409 / home@qahn.org.

2016 QAHN Conference Series: “Volunteering Matters.”

Volunteering is at the heart of community life. Yet many heritage groups and other non-profits in English-speaking Quebec are failing to find and inspire a new generation of supporters. Join QAHN as we explore new approaches to volunteer resource management… Help our community organizations stay vital!

Château Ramezay, Montreal, February 5, 2016.
Morrin Centre, Quebec City, March 18, 2016.
Colby-Curtis Museum, Stanstead, April 15, 2016.
Wakefield Community Centre, Wakefield, May 20, 2016.
Musée de la Gaspésie, Gaspé, June 17, 2016.
Brome County Museum, Knowlton, September 23, 2016.

Stay tuned for full conference and registration information.
Space is limited, so participants are invited to register early!
Contact QAHN for more information: 1 (877) 964-0409 / home@qahn.org.

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VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION AWARDS:
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS!

The Marion Phelps Award is presented annually by QAHN in recognition of outstanding long-term contributions by an individual to the preservation and promotion of Anglophone heritage in the province of Quebec.
Click here fore more information.

QAHN’s annual Richard Evans Award recognizes the outstanding long-term contribution by an organization or group of volunteers to the preservation and promotion of Anglophone heritage in the province of Quebec.
Click here for more information.

Don’t delay! The deadline for nominations is March 31, 2016.

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2016 HERITAGE ESSAY CONTEST!

The Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network is looking for hometown history! We’re offering students in Grades 4, 5 and 6 prizes for the best true stories about remarkable people, events and traditions from Quebec’s past. For more information on contest rules and how to participate, click here:
http://qahn.org/kids-heritage-essay-contest

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2016 HERITAGE PHOTO CONTEST!

Back by popular demand! QAHN is pleased to announce the 5th edition of its annual Heritage Photo Contest. This contest is open to students enrolled in English-language high schools in the province of Quebec. For more information on contest rules and how to participate, click here:
http://qahn.org/kids-heritage-essay-contest

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EASTERN TOWNSHIPS

EATON CORNER MUSEUM
Play: "Where We Call Home"
An English language play about the people who made the history of Eaton Corner.
Sponsored by the Musée Eaton Corner Museum (Compton County Historical Museum Society).
Performances:
February 13, 2016
2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Tickets:
$10 (children $5) Reservations at 819-875-3182 or info@eatoncorner.ca
Reserve early!

Location:
Sawyerville Community Centre, 9 rue Church, Sawyerville, Qc.
For more information about the Museum, our opening hours, our collections and exhibits, and our events and activities, visit our website www.eatoncorner.ca.

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HASKELL FREE LIBRARY AND OPERA HOUSE

Theatre Curtains for Century Venue

The Haskell Opera House is the only Opera House in the world that sits in two countries - The United States and Canada. It is known as the only US Theatre with no stage because the stage is in Canada. Written up in Ripley's Believe It or Not, this 111 year old venue is in desperate need of some upgrades that there is little to no funding for.

We need to have fireproof theatre curtains (with a lifetime warranty) in order to meet code and we are almost there. We have raised $10K but need to match that amount in order to get the curtains, ordered, shipped and installed.

The Northeast Kingdom of Vermont and Stanstead, QC are areas hardest hit economically. Resources are slim. This pristine and unique performance site is like no other in the world and we are reaching out to the community to help preserve our historic and unusual showcase.

Contact Us
Haskell Free Library and Opera House
1 Church Street
Stanstead, QC J0B 3E2, Canada
819-876-2471

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HERITAGE SUTTON / TOWN OF SUTTON

Storytelling for adults - Discover the rich history of Sutton

This is a great way to become familiar with “ordinary” characters – characters whose choices and actions have made Sutton what it is today...

Come hear their stories at one of several storytelling events inspired by Sutton’s history and those who built it… from the squalor of early settlements, through the great fire of 1898, to the First World War!

Upcoming French-language Storytelling Performances:

Saturday, February 6, 2016, 7 p.m.
Legion, 2 rue Curley, Sutton, Qc. "La légende du trésor de Glen Sutton," dans le cadre de la Veillée de danse québécoise organisée par le festival du violon traditionnel de Sutton Tickets : $15 / free for kids under 12. In French only.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 12 :15 p.m.
Villa des Monts, 33 rue Western, Sutton, Qc. Reservations required: c.filiondufresne@sutton.ca / (450) 538-2290. Sutton a connu une année sans été en 1816, le saviez-vous? Connaissez-vous la reine du bordel de Glen Sutton? Petronella van Dijk vous entraîne dans les soubresauts de l’histoire. In French only.

This project is part of a broader approach highlighting Sutton’s history. A first tour with audio content will be launched in the spring of 2016.
For more info: Claudine Filion, Town of Sutton (450) 538-2290

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UPLANDS

Exhibition: “MURIRS by Its Artists”
February 7-March 26, 2016

Location: Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre, 9 Speid, Sherbrooke, Qc.

Info: (819) 564-0409 / www.uplands.ca

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OUTAOUAIS

GATINEAU VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Annual General Meeting &
"Canada’s War Art - Is It All Propaganda?"
February 15, 2016
Refreshments at 7 p.m., AGM at 7:30 p.m., and talk starts at 8 p.m.
Chelsea Library,
100 Old Chelsea Road, Old Chelsea, Qc.

Our special guest speaker is author, researcher and historian, Dr. Laura Brandon, who was the Curator of War Art at the Canadian War Museum from 1992 to 2015. Her presentation will explore the War Museum’s Great War art – as created by official war artists as well as those who served with the Canadian Expeditionary Force and drew for private viewing by family and comrades. Dr. Brandon will address the question of whether any war art produced during the war years can escape entirely the label of propaganda.
The Annual General Meeting will start at 7:30 p.m., with elections to be held and our annual reports distributed. Nominations for the Executive will be accepted until February 12, 2016 - contact info@gvhs.ca.

“The Discovery the Wreck of HMS Erebus," with Thierry Boyer
March 14, 2016
Refreshments and cash bar at 7:30 p.m.; talk starts at 8 p.m.
Larrimac Golf and Tennis Club, 1148 Highway 105, Chelsea, Qc
Join us for an evening of underwater discovery with Chelsea’s Thierry Boyer, one of the Parks Canada team of underwater archeologists who have been exploring the Franklin Expedition’s HMS Erebus in the northern waters of the Arctic and continuing to search for the HMS Terror.

“A Bridge Through Time and Space" with Marc Cockburn
April 18, 2016
Refreshments at 7:30 p.m.; talk at 8 p.m.
Centre Wakefield La Pêche, 38 Valley Drive, Wakefield, Qc

GVHS President Marc Cockburn will present a multi-media tour using Google Earth of images and maps relating to the construction of the original Gendron Covered Bridge in 1915. He will highlight the bridge's impact on the transportation and social network surrounding the community of Wakefield and other villages up and down the Gatineau River. He will examine the history of other covered bridges and ferries along the lower Gatineau river and valley. The talk will also focus on the destruction of the the Gendron Bridge by fire in 1986, and the subsequent successful efforts to rebuild the new Wakefield Covered Bridge in 1996.

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MONTREAL

Help Save Montreal’s Falaise Saint-Jacques!

Sign the Petition!
https://www.change.org/p/ministre-des-transports-le-maire-de-montr%C3%A9...

Info: sauvonslafalaise@gmail.com
http://sauvonslafalaise.ca/en

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QUEBEC CITY

MORRIN CENTRE

Jordan Tannahill: Contemporary Theatre and Performance
Tuesday, February 9, 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $10 General Admission, $6 for students and Morrin Centre members.

Arts in Action: Elemental Theatre Workshop
Wednesday, Februrary 17, 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $5 General Admission, free for students and Morrin Centre members.

The Morrin Centre
44, chaussée des Écossais
Québec, Québec

For more info: http://www.morrin.org