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Elements of Emergency Planning
For secure museums and archives

You are cordially invited to take part in the following free seminar sponsored by the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network (QAHN).

Elements of Emergency Planning
For secure museums and archives


Dwane Wilkin and Heather Darch

DATE: Thursday, October 30, 2014

TIME: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

PLACE: Old Court House Building, Brome County Museum
15 St. Paul Street, Knowlton

Join with fellow historical society directors and museum staff as we:

Learn how preparing for the worst can reduce risk in heritage facilities can reduce risk to heritage facilities;

Trace the steps groups need to take to create local emergency plans of their own;


Preview the first edition of OPERA, a new application for managing the unexpected.

To reserve your place, please reply by email to Or call 819 564-9595 or toll-free within Quebec 1-877-964-0409.




Discovery Tours
This summer promises to be a busy one as the Morrin Centre opens its doors to guests from near and far as they enjoy one of the city’s most appreciated guided tours. As of Friday, May 16 until the end of October, our Discovery tour will be offered daily in both English and French, and we’ve extended our hours! Brush up on your local history and impress your out-of-town guests with our in-depth knowledge of this 200-year old building’s remarkable transformation from Quebec’s first common goal to college to library and cultural centre.

To reserve, visit our website or contact Stefanie Johnston at 418-694-9147, ext. 226.

WHERE: Morrin Centre, 44 Chaussée des Écossais
WHEN: Please refer to the timetable on our website Date: Daily
Cost: $8.75 + tx for adults $6.50 + tx for students and members
Free for children ages 8 and under



Jeff Packard (in English) titled: “Tempest in the Teapot: The Cedarville-Georgeville rivalry and the establishment of Canadian Customs on Lake Memphremagog.” Saturday October 25th, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the Colby-Curtis Museum, at 535 Dufferin Rd. in Stanstead. The cost: $15 for members and $20 for non-members including lunch. For more information: (819)876-7322.

Present Exhibition - The History of rural Medicine in Stanstead County
(June 14th-October 30th)
This exhibition will explore how the development of modern medicine affected Stanstead County by focusing on three contrasting periods seen through the lives of three local practitioners: Moses French Colby M.D., who practised in the border area for forty years, built Carrollcroft, and died here in 1863;

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



150 years Coaticook – A photographic journey
Launch of a new photo exhibition at Townshippers’ Day

As part of the exhibition series DISCOVER YOUR PAST, the Eastern Townships Resource Centre is proud to announce the launch of its latest photo exhibition. “150 years Coaticook – A photographic journey” presents the daily life in Coaticook over the last 15 decades. For the city’s anniversary, the Eastern Townships Resource Centre and the Coaticook Historical Society searched their archives for the most beautiful and significant photographs to show how life was in the past.

Discover how Main Street has changed over the years, how train and car made their first appearance in the city and what it meant to live in Coaticook and the surrounding area. Visit the bar of the Half-Way-Hotel to have drink with the travelers, see the proud Coaticook Fire Brigade and observe the changes marked by the style of clothing, architecture and the quality and setting of the photographs.

Some of the buildings have long since disappeared and only the older ones among us might remember them, but surely you will discover familiar places and see them in a new way. So regardless if you were born in Coaticook, recently moved here or simply a visitor, “150 years Coaticook – A photographic journey” may spark memories of your own past - surely you will see the city with different eyes.

The exhibition can be visited from September 13th until November 20th at the Coaticook Historical Society, located on the second floor of the Coaticook Public Library, 34 Main East.

For more information:

The 16th Annual Robin Burns Lecture
The Eastern Townships and World War I

The Eastern Townships Resource Centre invites you to attend the 16th Annual Robin Burns Lecture.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Cleghorn Common Room (McGreer) on the Bishop’s University campus

On the centenary of the First World War, the Centre has invited author and historian Michel Litalien from the Canadian Forces Museums and Historical Collections of the Department of National Defence.

When Canada entered the war in August 1914, the Eastern Townships was already well aware of military and defence issues. Because of its particular location, the region had been historically compelled to militarize as it had to be ready at all times to repel a most threatening neighbour who had tried to push its way in a few times. Around 1880, few were the towns and villages that did not have at least one military unit or sub-unit. Therefore, on the eve of WWI, Sherbrooke and its region already had two cavalry brigades, one infantry brigade, artillery units and auxiliary units.

In August 1914, although Minister of Militia and Defence Sam Hughes chose not to mobilize the non-permanent active Militia units for active duty, several of their members quickly volunteered to fight on the European front. With its two linguistic communities, the region became a very interesting recruitment territory for the Canadian Expeditionary Force and several Montreal battalions even set up recruiting centres directly in the region.

Many Townships citizens distinguished themselves throughout the conflict. For example, rather than merely encourage its citizens to enrol, Lieutenant-colonel George Harold Baker, a federal MP, acted on his beliefs and volunteered in the Canadian Expeditionary Force. He would also be the only politician to fall in the line of duty. As for the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles, a unit raised in the region, two of its members received the Victoria Cross, the highest military valour decoration of the British Empire. The instances of bravery from Eastern Townships’ citizens on the European front were numerous...

The lecture will be held in English, it is free and all are welcome. Refreshments will be served after the lecture. If you would like to attend please contact us under or at 819-822-9600, ext. 2647.




New 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.

New temporary Exhibit to open this fall in Foss House.

WHEN: Both A Tale of the Townships and the Academy exhibits are open Wednesday to Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. until mid October.
Cost: Adults, $8, seniors $6 and children $4(maximum $20. per family)
WHERE: 374 Route 253 (Eaton Corner) CookshireEaton
Info: 819-875-5256 or


November 15: Herbal Christmas Gifts



Sunday, October 26, Harvest Luncheon (noon) at Le Temps des Cerises, Danville.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Desmond Morton. Topic WW1.

The Richmond County Historical Society Harvest Luncheon will be held on Sunday, Oct. 26 at noon at Le Temps des Cerises Restaurant, 79 du Carmel St. in Danville. A delicious meal will be served and special certificates to long-term property owners will be presented.

Dr. Desmond Morton from McGill University returns by popular request. His topic will be World War One and he will discuss the political consequences of the war for Canada.
The cost of this event is $20. For reservations, please call Don or Esther at 819-826-2793 by Monday, October 20. Cancellations should be made 48 hours before.

The meal will be a cream soup, a choice of salmon or blanquette de veau and a blueberry dessert. The cost is $20.00 per person, tax and tip included.



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.

This exhibition begins on Sunday, July 13, 2014 and continues until December on the second floor of Uplands, 9 Speid St., Sherbrooke, QC. Summer opening hours are Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For further information, call 819-564-0409.

WHEN: Until December (Summer opening hours are Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
WHERE: 9 Speid street in the Boruough of Lennoxville (second floor)



Opening Hours

Fall - Winter - Spring
Wednesday to Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
January: Closed to the public
Office: Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Artist: Ena Greyeyes
A collection of works by aboriginal artist, Ena Greyeyes, will be presented in an exhibition titled “Windows on a Life”. The exhibition will showcase Ms. Greyeyes’ life as an aboriginal woman from her early childhood to today. Her work consists of using wood and a sawing technique to create unique pieces of art that reflect her rich cultural heritage and connection to the land and nature. Her use of intense and vibrant colors portrays Native spirituality through animalistic forms that are often dissimulated in her art.

Opening Hours:
Ena Greyeyes’ “Windows on a Life” art exhibit will be open to the public from Sunday, September 7th until Sunday, October 26th, 2014. Come and meet the artist at the vernissage on September 7th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Uplands’ opening hours are Wednesday to Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Uplands Cultural and Heritage Center is situated at 9 Speid Street, Sherbrooke (Borough of Lennoxville). Information: 819-564-0409 or

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

Golden Tea
An English Tea Service is being offered for free to people who are 65 years or older.
Whether you are single, with friends or in a group, take this opportunity to experience our English Tea Service while discovering Uplands, an enchanting historical site.
Since we have limited room for each Tea (35 participants per date), reservations are required

WHEN: Wednesday October 22, 2:00 p.m.

Upcoming Concert
The Three Reeds
Music for oboe, clarinet and bassoon by Henri Tomasi, Jacques Ibert, Jacques Hétu, Hugo de Groot and Trygve Madsen
October 18 (8 pm) St. Andrew’s Church

Chamber Music Concert 2014-15 series

October 18 (8pm) at St. Andrew’s Church $12 / $8
The Three Reeds
Music for oboe, clarinet and bassoon by Henri Tomasi, Jacques Ibert, Jacques Hétu, Hugo de Groot and Trygve Madsen

November 7 (3pm) at Uplands | $12 / $8
The Genius of Brahms
Conference by Dr. Pauline Farrugia on Johannes Brahms’ last chamber works for clarinet, followed by a performance of Brahms’ Trio Opus 114 for clarinet, cello and piano by the Uplands Trio.

December 18 & 19 (7:30pm) at Uplands | $12 / $8
Christmas in the Townships
Holiday cheer with the Estria Woodwind Quintet, the vocal octet Eigh’t Misbehavin’

February 21 (8pm) at St. Andrew’s Church | $12 / $8
Uplands Trio, Take Two
Another work for clarinet, cello and piano by Ludwig van Beethoven and the music of Nino Rota and George Gershwin

April 25 (8pm) at St. Andrew’s Church | $12 / $8
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




The Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke invites the public to an Art Objects appraisal which will take place at the Musée on Sunday 19 October 2014, from 11 AM through 4:30 PM.

Mister Laurent E. Berniard, expert at Iegor-Hôtel des Encans from Montreal, will offer the public a written appraisal of their objets d’art, charging a modest 15 $ per object, or 10 $ per object if you have more than 4 objects. This fundraising event is organised by and for the Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke.

Revisit your collections and bring your finds to the museum: European and Canadian art, furniture, jewellery, books, musical instruments, postcards, toys, etc*. Once and for all, have your art objects evaluated by an expert: you will never know, you might have an unknown treasure in your possession. A visit to the Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke on Sunday 19 October will answer all your questions and put your mind to rest!

For an appraisal, you need to book a time space at 819 821-2115. Places are limited so phone now to be sure to meet the experts!

* Please note that to evaluate pieces of furniture, a few good photographs will do and for dinner sets, 2 or 3 items are all you need to get an appraisal.

Catherine Bolduc. Dark Matter and Other Hypothetical Landscapes
From 1 November 2014 through 25 January 2015

In her artistic endeavour, Catherine Bolduc examines the way in which the human psyche perceives and constructs reality by imposing its own desires. Her sculptures, drawings, and installations suggest the creation of the supernatural and of illusion, while demonstrating that magic can also turn to disenchantment : “My aesthetic intention is to relate human vulnerability to the disconnect between desire and reality.”

Catherine Bolduc holds a Master’s degree in visual and media arts from the Université du Québec à Montréal and has shown her work both nationally and internationally since the last fifteen years. At the Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke, the artist has chosen to present original works created between 2012 and 2014.

L’Espace Capital – Sylvain Bouthillette
From 7 June through 19 November 2014

The Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke is proud to present a new creation by Sylvain Bouthillette. With the installation L’Espace Capital, the artist offers the visitor an experience both sensitive and intellectual, while moving into a striking and punchy multisensorial space. By combining a candid and exacerbated iconography, black humour, and a crowded spatial arrangement, Sylvain Bouthillette questions the strength of the relationship between individuals and society. In this imaginary space, the focus is on movement, with sixty pieces hung from ceiling to floor, and four mechanical sculptures which punctuate the composition. Born in Montréal in 1963, the multidisciplinary artist holds a Master’s degree in visual arts from Concordia University. Encountering the work of this artist, one discovers a world where intensity and contrast crash headlong.

Toucher. L’art poétique de Jean McEwen

“There are two ways to judge a painting. One is based on the criteria and theories of art. The other rests on the sensations the work produces in us. I paint the second one.” Jean McEwen, 1956. Jean McEwen is considered to be one of the most influential abstract artists in Canada. His paintings have no relationship with nature; they are constructed by a stratification of opaque and translucent pigments. Several of his works in the museum’s collection show his research on the sensory effects of colour and the experience of pure sensation as well as on the capture of light. The layers of yellow, green and pink cover the canvas and give it an impression of depth and fluidity. Commemorating the 15th anniversary of McEwen’s death, the exhibition will show works drawn from the museum’s own collection as well as from others.

WHEN: From March 1 to October 19
WHERE: 241 Dufferin, Sherbrooke
Info: 819-821-2115

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.



2015 Heritage Gaspé Historical Calendar
The 2015 historical calendar is still available but in limited numbers. Please order now if you are interested in receiving one. The calendar contains wonderful historic images of the people and their occupations /activities in years gone by. (Sports fishing, the cod fishery, mining, etc.) A wonderful reminder of home for anyone from Gaspé or now living away, it would make an excellent gift (Christmas) or keepsake!

It is available for only $ 15.00!
Order now while supplies last!
Copies of the calendar are available in Gaspe at Cassidy Photo or for further ordering information please contact Jim Caputo by e-mail at - or by phone at 613-678-3471.




MHES Christmas Bazar
December 6, 2014 –9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Morin Heights Elementary School

The MHHA will host a table at this year’s MHES Christmas Bazar. We’ve done this for many
years in the past. It’s a great opportunity to pick up a few low cost Christmas gifts for your
“historically” minded friends. We’ll have Porcupine magazines along with attractive note cards
and a variety of books authored by local notables. As noted earlier, we’ll also be announcing the
winner of the “name our porcupine” contest.

The Morin Heights Historical Association Presents :
A slide presentation featuring local historical scenes accompanied by discussions with local long time residents.

This presentation will take place on Sunday November 2nd, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Saint Eugène Church at 148 Watchorn Road, Morin Heights.

Admission is free, though donations to the Morin Heights Historical Association would be welcome and greatly appreciated.
Contact: for further information if needed.



We're Celebrating 100 Years in our community


Open House -

Saturday October 18th 10AM-3PM

We Cordially Invite You!

Greenfield Park United Church 335 Springfield Greenfield Park

10am-3pm Saturday October 18, 2014

COME AND JOIN US PLEASE DROP BY FOR SOME REFRESHING CONVERSATION and 100 years of our history through a photo-display
THIS IS FOR OUR COMMUNITY So let's all be part of this celebration together!

Info: tel; 450-671-1824



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:

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



4th Annual Dinner & Awards Night

Everyone is invited to this highly entertaining evening on Saturday, October 25, 6:00 p.m. at Chalet Ogilvy, corner of Outremont Ave. 821 Ogilvy Avenue, Park Extension

* Awards Presentation to owners of an old and a new home of heritage interest

* Book Launching
Park Extension Through the Decades: 1910-2010, by SHpeHS

* Supper with a greek accent

* Presentation (with slides, in English) Montreal’s tramways and the routes serving Park Extension. Facts and stories from a memorable era.
Speaker: Robert Nantel, president of les Amis des tramways de Montreal, treasurer of Exporail Museum, enthusiastic collector and model builder.

Tickets $25. in advance by October 18; Fulltime students or unemployed $20.
Info: 514-272-5064 or PayPal on web


Lunchtime Series

Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 12:30 p.m.
Writers Bryan Demchinsky and Elaine Kalman Naves engage in a conversation about Quebec's great English-language writers of the past. This discussion is part of the Atwater Library's celebration of English-language writers that will involve other activities and culminate in an exhibition in the Spring of 2015. With support from Community Cultural Action Fund, Canadian Heritage.

Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 12:30 p.m.
Sandra Phillips, author of Smart Shopping Montreal, discusses how to save money while keeping Montreal businesses in business.
With funding from Autorité des marchés financiers.

Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 12:30 p.m.
Award-winning author Kathleen Winter discusses her new book Boundless about her journey through the Northwest Passage, one of five finalists for the 2014 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction. Click here for a glowing review in The Globe and Mail.

Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 12:30 pm
The celebrated cartoonist and writer Terry Mosher (Aislin) gives an illustrated presentation on his latest book of political cartoons.

Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 12:30 pm
Gifted singer Barbara Lewis performs festive holiday songs -- Christmas carols and music from other traditions. There will be a sing-along for the final 15 minutes of the concert.

WHERE: 1200 Atwater Avenue at Ste-Catherine St. W., Westmount (métro Atwater)



QFHSA Fall Conference:
Quebec Federation of Home and School Associations will be holding its Annual Fall Conference for Parents on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the Pearson Electrotechnology Cemter, 5000 Rene- Huguet, Lachine, Qc H8T 1M7. This year’s theme: Brain Matters: a look at brain development and how it impacts our kids. Keynote Speaker: Michael Quinn, Neuroscientist and Educational Consultant for the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Program includes workshops, lunch and a panel discussion on the up-coming school board elections. Cost is $25.00 for H&S members $35 for general public.
RSVP 514 481 5619 or email for more information and to register.

QFHSA is looking for an Editor
The QFHSA NEWS is a quarterly newsletter that has been in continuous publication since 1944 and its primary focus has been on informing our parent members on developments in education, rights, and health in Quebec as well as providing a venue to showcase the activities of our member Home and School associations. The Editor performs a variety of editorial duties, such as laying out, indexing, and revising content of written materials, in preparation for final publication. Knowledge of Home and School and education issues in Quebec would be considered an asset.
For inquiries, please contact Carol Meindl at 514-481-5619 or email at




Fall Lecture Series:P WHA 70th Anniversary (1944-2014)

Thursday, November 20
Aline Gubbay: author of "A View of their Own"
Speaker: Sharon Gubbay, daughter

Aline Gubbay, was president of the WHA from 1995 until 2000. She researched and wrote about Westmount to produce "A View of Their Own: The Story of Westmount" in 1998. Aline photographed Westmount houses for "Montreal's Little Mountain" which she co-authored with Sally Hoof in 1985, and also produced the popular WHA posters depicting windows and doors of Westmount houses.

Speaker: Sharon Gubbay, daughter
Thursday, December 11
70 Year Celebration with members in the Art Gallery

What were you doing in 1944? Where did you live? What school did yo attend?Which church did you attend? What do you remember happened in 1944? Join together to share an Anniversary Cake and refreshments.
Celebrate by bringing your stories and photographs of 70 years ago

Talks will be in the Westmount Public Library, 4574 Sherbrooke St. West-7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Information: 514-989-5510 or 514-932-6688



2014 Lectures
Lecture: A Woman at War – Elsie Reford and WWI
Speaker: Alexander Reford, historian and Director of Les Jardins de Métis

Elsie Reford was in a unique position to contribute to the war effort. Her eldest son was an officer in the British Army, her brother Frank Meighen was the commanding officer of the 14th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (the Royal Montreal Regiment), her husband was the agent for many of the vessels travelling with troops, munitions and supplies to Great Britain, her brother in law Dr. Lewis Reford was one of the doctors that formed the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps (Number 3 Canadian General Hospital (McGill). She herself spent much of the First War in London volunteering as a translator of books by the German general staff into English for the War Office. Her cousin Arthur Meighen was the minister in the Borden government responsible for the Conscription Bill and one of the most controversial politicians of the period.

Through the wartime letters and speeches by Elsie Reford, her great grandson Alexander Reford will illustrate how Montreal responded to the war and present the debates that divided and united Montrealers during the war years.

Lecture in English, bilingual question period.

WHEN: Thursday, November 20 at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Centennial Hall, 288 Beaconsfield Blvd, Beaconsfield
Information: 514-695-2502 or

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




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 for more information.



A very special evening—a double feature with a book launch and a talk on the history of the Gatineau and Ottawa Valley forest industry.

Monday, October 20, 2014
Chelsea Library, 100 Old Chelsea Road, Chelsea QC

7:30 PM Hurling Down the Pine Book Launch
To celebrate 50 years of publishing, the Society is pleased to announce the publication of the fourth edition of Hurling Down the Pine by John Hughson and Courtney Bond. First published in 1964, the third edition was released in 1987 and has been long out-of-print. This book recounts the story of the Wright, Gilmour and Hughson families, who were lumber manufacturers in the Hull and Ottawa region and on the Gatineau River.

Copies will be available for sale for $25 - cash or cheque only please.

8:00 PM Dr. Helen Parson - “The Forest Industry of the Ottawa and Gatineau Watersheds in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries”
Helen Parson has been invited back to expand on the short talk she gave at the Society's annual dinner last May. Dr. Parson, formerly with the department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, will be presenting an overview of the forest industry in the Ottawa and Gatineau valleys from the square timber trade and beyond.

Remembrance Day Ceremony
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.
Chelsea Pioneer Cemetery and Cenotaph
587 Route 105, Chelsea at the graveside of Private Richard Rowland Thompson
the only Canadian to receive the prestigious “Queen’s scarf”.

First World War Stories of the Gatineau Valley
Monday, November 17th at 7:00 p.m. (note earlier time)
Wakefield Legion (to be confirmed)
Mark the beginning of the First World War in 1914 with an evening of uncovering and sharing local stories, research, and family memorabilia related to the First World War and the Gatineau Valley.
GVHS volunteers, members and guests are invited to contribute their own family or local stories, vignettes, records, or memorabilia to either display, or in a 5 to 10 minute
If you have an idea, or if you need a little technical help, contact the GVHS at, or Marc Cockburn at 819-459-2004.

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



The following information from the Department of Canadian Heritage concerns the submission of applications for funding for the Community Cultural Action Fund (CCAF) for the 2015-2016 fiscal year.
Form and guide
Organizations seeking funding must complete an application form and provide all the required documents.
The form to be used to apply for 2015-2016 funding is in accessible PDF format and includes features to help simplify the application process (e.g. automatic calculations). To ensure that applications are evaluated consistently, applicants must use this PDF form. Applications that are not submitted on the PDF form will not be accepted. If you need assistance with the form or cannot fill it out electronically, please contact your program officer.
Please read the Applicant’s Guide carefully to ensure that the form is filled out properly and completely.
Your application for funding must be printed, signed by an authorized person and mailed by December 5, 2014 for projects starting in June 2015 or by April 10th, 2015 for projects starting in September 2015.
The application must be sent to:
Ms. Jacqueline Ritchi
Manager Official Language Support Programs and Aboriginal Peoples' Program
Department of Canadian Heritage – Quebec Region
Dominique-Ducharme Building,
105 McGill Street, Suite 200 (2nd floor),
Montreal (Québec) H2Y 2E7

Applications for funding received after the deadline will not be considered. Applicants are responsible for meeting the deadline and obtaining proof of submission (postmark) or confirmation of receipt from the Department (if submitted in person).
An electronic copy of the application should also be sent to
Key elements of the application
Your application should demonstrate your needs and how results/activities:

• are official language issues (Part B – Situation);
• have the potential for tangible impact (Part B – Desired Outcomes);
• support and strengthen the cultural, artistic and heritage activities of official-language minority communities or ensure outreach of the wealth and diverse cultural, artistic and heritage expression of these communities (Part B – CCAF Objectives); and
• involve all financial and non-financial partners possible for the success of the project (Part C - Efforts to Leverage or Diversify Sources of Funding).

Some definitions used under the CCAF, such as cultural, artistic and heritage activities, and outreach, are provided in the Applicant’s Guide and on the application form. The active participation of communities included in these definitions can be demonstrated through the interaction between one or more artistic, cultural or heritage stakeholders and members of the community during the development or creative process. This participation must be over and above the community being exposed to a product, such as a show or an exhibit.

NEW – In your application, you must demonstrate that travel and operational expenses are reasonable and represent the minimum costs required for the project’s success. You will be required, as applicable; to report any recent efforts to reduce these costs (Part A – Further Information Regarding the Organization’s Activities as required in the call letter).
Departmental priorities
As part of the government’s countdown to Canada’s 150th birthday, a number of milestones on The Road to 2017 have been identified.
If you would like to recognize the contribution of a person, object or events to Canadian history and identity, and your project meets our program objectives, please refer to the following list of milestones and integrate them into your application: .
Any questions or draft applications for funding should be forwarded to your program officer at least two weeks before the deadline date for which you are submitting the application.
(See attached file: )


Vous trouverez ci-dessous des renseignements du ministère du Patrimoine canadien se rapportant au processus de soumission de demandes de financement au Fonds d’action culturelle communautaire pour l’exercice 2015-2016.

Formulaire et guide

Les organismes qui souhaitent présenter une demande de financement doivent remplir un formulaire et fournir l’ensemble des documents requis.

Le formulaire à utiliser pour les demandes 2015-2016 est en format PDF accessible et comporte des caractéristiques qui aident à simplifier le processus de demande (p. ex. calculs automatiques). Pour assurer une évaluation uniforme des demandes, les demandeurs doivent utiliser ce formulaire. Les demandes qui ne sont pas présentées au moyen du formulaire PDF ne seront pas acceptées. Si vous avez de la difficulté avec le formulaire ou si vous ne pouvez pas le remplir en format électronique, veuillez communiquer avec votre agent(e) de programme.

Prière de lire le guide du demandeur attentivement afin de remplir le formulaire correctement et vous assurer qu’il soit complet.

Votre demande de financement doit être imprimée, signée par la personne autorisée et envoyée par la poste au plus tard le 5 décembre 2014 pour des projets débutant en juin 2015 ou le 10 avril 2015 pour ceux commençant en septembre 2015.

La demande doit être envoyée à :
Mme Jacqueline Ritchi
Gestionnaire Programme d'appui aux langues officielles et Programme des autochtones
Patrimoine canadien – région du Québec
Édifice Dominique-Ducharme,
105, rue McGill, bureau 200 (2e étage),
Montréal (Québec) H2Y 2E7

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

De plus, une version électronique du formulaire de demande doivent être acheminé à serait apprécié.

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 langue officielle (Partie B – État de la situation);
• présentent un potentiel d’impact tangible (Partie B – Impacts visés);
• appuient et renforcent l’action culturelle, artistique et patrimoniale des communautés de langue officielle en situation minoritaire ou assurent le rayonnement de la richesse et de la diversité de l’expression culturelle, artistique et patrimoniale de ces communautés (Partie B – Objectifs du FACC) et
• sollicitent les partenaires financiers et non financiers jugés essentiels au succès de la demande (Partie C – Efforts à générer du financement).

Le guide du demandeur et le formulaire de demande précisent certaines définitions utilisées aux fins du FACC, notamment l’action culturelle, artistique et patrimoniale, de même que le rayonnement. La participation active des communautés mentionnée dans ces définitions s’explique par une interaction entre un ou des intervenants des milieux artistiques, culturels ou patrimoniaux et les membres de la communauté lors des processus d’élaboration ou de création. Cette participation doit aller au-delà du simple fait pour la communauté d’être exposée à un produit, par exemple, un spectacle ou une exposition.

NOUVEAUTÉ - Vous devrez être en mesure d’expliquer, dans votre demande, que les coûts liés aux déplacements et aux coûts opérationnels sont raisonnables et représentent les coûts minimums requis pour la réussite du projet. Le cas échéant, vous devriez faire état de tout effort récent pour réduire ces coûts (Partie A – Renseignements complémentaires sur les activités de l’organisme tel que précisé dans la lettre d’appel).

Priorités ministérielles
Dans le cadre du compte à rebours du gouvernement pour le 150e anniversaire du Canada, un certain nombre de jalons marquants sur la route vers 2017 ont été identifiés.

Si vous souhaitez souligner la contribution de personnes, d’objets ou d’événements à l’histoire et à l’identité canadienne, et que votre projet rencontre les objectifs de notre programme, prière de vous référer à la liste de jalons suivants et les intégrer à votre demande : .

Toute question ou ébauche de demande de financement devrait être acheminée à votre agent(e) de programme.

Veuillez accepter nos plus sincères salutations,

(See attached file: )

Jacqueline Ritchi
Gestionnaire Programme d'appui aux langues officielles et Programme des autochtones | Manager Official Language Support Programs and Aboriginal Peoples' Program
Patrimoine canadien | Canadian Heritage
Édifice Dominique-Ducharme, 105, rue McGill, bureau 200 (2e étage), Montréal, (Québec) H2Y 2E7 | Dominique-Ducharme Building, 105 McGill Street, Suite 200 (2nd floor), Montreal, Québec H2Y 2E7
Téléphone | Telephone 514-283-5895
Télécopieur | Facsimile 514-283-3126 (Nouveau/New)
Téléimprimeur (sans frais) 1-888-997-3123 | Teletypewriter (toll-free) 1-888-997-3123
Gouvernement du Canada | Government of Canada



Cooperation with the Community Sector

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
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 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 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:
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:
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
For more information, applicants can contact the Official Languages Support Programs in their local Canadian Heritage office (


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.
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.


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

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 .