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logo.sm_.jpgFREE LIVE ONLINE EVENT! June 4, 2020, 8 p.m.
QAHN's "A Different Tune" project presents:

Sammy Lind and Nadine Landry, an old-time country and cajun duo living in Pointe-à-la-Croix play music from their living room. Nadine grew up in a musical family on the Gaspé Coast before heading out West. Sammy Lind is originally from Minnesota but lived for many years in Portland, Oregon where he was a staple of the old-time country and square dance scene, founding The Foghorn Stringband, one of the best known old-time country ensembles in the U.S. and Canada. In 2016, Nadine and Sammy moved back to the Gaspé Coast, their current home-base when they are not touring the globe either as a duo or with the Foghorn Stringband. Together, they play fiddle tunes, early country and Cajun songs, alternating between fiddle, banjo, guitar and accordion.

To tune into the broadcast, simply visit either one of the two following Facebook pages (you don’t need an account to watch) every Thursday at 8 pm:


FREE LIVE ONLINE event! Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 11 a.m.-12 noon.

QAHN’s “Heritage Talks” is pleased to a FREE LIVE ONLINE event!

"To Do Away with the Injustice: Syrians in Montreal and Canada’s Racial Immigration Regime, 1908-1950," with Brian Aboud, Ph.D.

Commencing in 1908, Syrian migrants seeking entry and stay in Canada were subject to restrictions under governmental regulations which were part of a regime of immigration control based on racial criteria. The restrictions were focused on “Asiatic” immigration. The effects of this regulatory regime on immigrants from East and South Asia are widely known. Immigrants from West Asia were also affected, among them the Syrians. Syrians in Canada objected to the restrictions, declaring them an “injustice”. This talk examines the communal experience of Syrians in Montreal during the “Asiatic exclusion” period, tracing, in particular, their long struggle against the restrictive measures.

Join us on our “QAHN Heritage Talks” Facebook page, for this LIVE not-to-be-missed event!

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medium_kate-gunn-scaled.jpgFREE ONLINE DISCUSSION
Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (EST)

"Reconciling Indigenous lands, law and history," with Kate Gunn, Lawyer

Land and the laws that govern its use have shaped Canada's relations with Indigenous peoples since European settlement began more than four centuries ago. Modern land claims offer a window onto this history, showing how breaches of territorial and title rights by past governments threatened to undermine the basis of Aboriginal culture.

QAHN invites you to join lawyer Kate Gunn for a discussion of some of the legal, ethical and practical issues that surround First Peoples' continuing pursuit of justice in the 21st century. Kate works for First Peoples Law, a firm specializing in the defence and advancement of Indigenous rights through advocacy and public education.

Our video-conference will consist of a short presentation by Kate followed by a question-and-answer period. If you have specific questions that you would like to address, I encourage you to email:

To join the discussion, please contact: for Zoom password.


postponed.pngJune 6-7, 2020 / le 6-7 juin 2020

2020 QAHN Convention & AGM /

Congrès annuel et AGA du RPAQ

West Island & Vaudreuil



cancelled.pngimages.sm_.jpght-2020-logo-colour.j.th_.pg_.jpgNovember 5, 2020, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

QAHN's Heritage Talks series presents:

BANQ VIEUX MONTRÉAL 535 avenue Viger Est, Montreal

"Eaton’s Ninth Floor: The Journey to Preserve an Art Deco Masterpiece," with Gérald McNichols-Tétreault, Architect, Urbanist

Gérald McNichols Tétreault graduated from the School of Architecture at the Université de Montréal. He was a project manager at the Société immobilière du patrimoine architectural de Montréal from 1989 to 1996, where he notably designed and implemented the Bonsecours market rehabilitation project. He is currently teaching at the School of Architecture at the Université de Montréal as part of the new master's in urban design program.

Gérald McNichols-Tétreault will discuss the history and heritage of Eaton’s famous Ninth Floor Restaurant. In 1931, Lady Eaton opened the art deco eatery which was designed by architect Jacques Carlu. The floor-to-ceiling mural at the back of the restaurant was created by his wife Anne Pecker Carlu. It was patterned after the dining hall of the transatlantic liner, Île de France, which became the restaurant’s namesake. Following Eaton’s bankruptcy, the restaurant closed in 1999 and was given heritage status by the Quebec government. Today, while many elements of this historic masterpiece remain intact and in pristine condition, the fate of ‘Eaton’s Ninth’ remains unknown. McNichols-Tétrault is at the forefront of a movement to preserve this downtown landmark and make it accessible to the public. His lecture will include a discussion on the Eaton store’s history; the architect and the muralist who brought the restaurant to life; aspects of art deco; and the challenges of conserving this space as a heritage site.

Free admission.

Click here for the complete 2020 Heritage Talks program!



cancelled.pngimages.sm_.jpgNovember 5, 2020, 5-7 p.m. / le 5 novembre 2020, 17h00-19h00
7th annual Montreal Wine & Cheese / Vins et fromages Montréal, 7e édition
Hosted by QAHN / Organisé par le RPAQ
Bibliothèque et archives nationales du Québec
535, Viger Est, Montréal