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ht-2020-logo-colour.j.th_.pg_.jpgMarch 23, 2020, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

QAHN's Heritage Talks series presents:

CHÂTEAU RAMEZAY-SALLE DE NANTES 280 Notre-Dame St. East, Montreal
*Limited to 50 people. First come, first served.

"Building a Monument Park: The Fight for the Irish Commemorative Stone," with Fergus Keyes, Director, Montreal Irish Monument Park Foundation

For 10 to 12 years, the Montreal Irish Monument Park Foundation has been dedicated to building a beautiful world class memorial park around the Black Rock on the Montreal side of the Victoria Bridge to remember more than 6000 Irish victims that died and were buried in the area in 1847. Fergus Keyes, a founding director of the organization will provide details on this journey from a concept to a reality - and the many difficulties, as well as positive steps that have been encountered along the way. Keyes will discuss some of the main historical elements of this topic as well as bring the audience up to date on the latest developments, including the recent discovery of numerous human remains at the site.

In collaboration with Château Ramezay.

Free admission.

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large_kevin_deer.jpegQAHN COLLOQUIUM:
RECONCILING HISTORY: INDIGENOUS VOICES IN QUEBEC HERITAGE

Saturday, April 4, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Salle Petit Fort, Royal Military College, 15, rue Jacques-Cartier Nord, St. Jean-sur-Richelieu, Qc.

The cultures, stories and scholarship of Indigenous peoples today constitute a vast wealth of knowledge with the potential to reshape how Canadian history is learned and transmitted to future generations. Indeed, in the words of Senator Murray Sinclair, former chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, "Education is the key to reconciliation."

Join Indigenous and non-Indigenous historians, knowledge-keepers and educators in St. Jean-sur-Richelieu this spring for a unique exploration of First Nations history and culture in Quebec, presented by the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network (QAHN). Our day-long event will include presentations on traditional Indigenous customs, beliefs and spirituality; the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) use of wampum belts to record and teach about the past; the role of Mohawk Warriors during the War of 1812-14; Indigenous pre-history and archeology; and the power of community education to strengthen relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Quebecers.
REGISTRATION: $35 for QAHN members, $45 for non-members.

This event is open to everyone. Lunch and refreshments are included in the cost of registration.

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N.B. Advance registrations are now open online.

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ht-2020-logo-colour.j.th_.pg_.jpgSunday, April 19, 2020, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

QAHN's Heritage Talks series presents:

CHALET BELLEVUE 27 rue Bellevue, Morin Heights
IN COLLABORATION WITH THE MORIN HEIGHTS HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

"The Evolution of Ski Trails in the Laurentians," with James Jackson, Director, Morin Heights Historical Association.

James Jackson has been involved in the development of cross-country ski trails in Morin Heights for over 40 years. He was recently inducted into the Laurentian Ski Hall of Fame in the cross-country builders category for his work. He is also an avid historian and a member of the board of directors of the Morin Heights Historical Association.

The presentation will cover the history of skiing in the Laurentians starting in 1902 and trace the development of the cross-country ski network which became the birthplace of skiing in North America. A variety of maps will be presented showing the expansion and changes to a vast network of trails that have endured for almost 100 years. Starting with maps in the 1920s, the presentation will follow the evolution of the sport as reflected in the changes in trail design and construction. Also discussed, will be the social and technological changes in the sport that occurred over this period heading to the separation of skiing into a variety of disciplines.

Free admission.

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ht-2020-logo-colour.j.th_.pg_.jpgApril 22, 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.

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THIS EVENT WILL BE FOLLOWED BY QAHN’S 7TH ANNUAL WINE & CHEESE. RSVP'S ARE MANDATORY, home@qahn.org.

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images.sm_.jpgApril 22, 2020, 5-7 p.m. / le 22 avril 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
RSVP: home@qahn.org

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ht-2020-logo-colour.j.th_.pg_.jpgApril 25, 2020, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

QAHN's Heritage Talks series presents:

QAHN, 3355 College, Sherbrooke (Lennoxville)
In collaboration with Townshippers' Association
Come see QAHN's beautiful new home!

"Fake and Foul: Quebec’s New History Textbook," with Sam Allison and Jon G. Bradley.

Sam Allison recently retired after 35 years teaching in the secondary classroom. His latest book is Driv’n by Fortune: The Scots’ March to Modernity in North America, 1745-1812. Jon G. Bradley, former professor with the Faculty of Education at McGill University, is a co-author of the second edition of Making Sense in Education: A Student’s Guide to Research and Writing.

A recent independent report authored by three eminent Canadian historians at the request of the English Montreal School Board found little to praise in Quebec’s history program. They unanimously recommended that the textbook be immediately withdrawn as it was filled with a myriad of errors that no number of errata sheets could rectify. During their presentation, Sam Allison and Jon G. Bradley will illustrate numerous faulty “facts” appearing in the current Quebec high school history textbook. Combining wit, knowledge, and humour, Sam and Jon enjoy sharing some local history with the communities they visit. An event that promises to be both educational and entertaining!

Free admission.

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ht-2020-logo-colour.j.th_.pg_.jpgApril 29, 2020, 6-7 p.m.

QAHN's Heritage Talks series presents:

BENNY LIBRARY● Multipurpose Room 6400 Monkland Avenue, Montreal

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

Brian Aboud is a sociologist specializing in ethnicity, migration and racism studies.  His research and writing focus on the experience of SyrianOttoman immigrants in Montreal during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  He curated the exhibit Min Zamaan: The Syrian-Lebanese Presence in Montreal between 1882 and 1940 presented, in 2002-03, at the Centre d’histoire de  Montréal.  Brian Aboud teaches in the Humanities Department at Vanier College, Montreal.

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.

Free admission.

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pg.1.sm_.jpgJune 6-7, 2020 / le 6-7 juin 2020
2020 QAHN Convention & AGM / Congrès annuel et AGA du RPAQ
West Island & Vaudreuil

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