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Past Recipients

Award: Marion Phelps

  • 2014

    In 2014, QAHN broke with tradition by awarding the Marion Phelps Award to two remarkable individuals – in fact, two siblings, Louise Hall and Adelaide Lanktree. The award was presented at QAHN’s...

  • 2013

    Bill Young served as Director of Student Services at Vanier College in Montreal and later at Heritage College in Hull, until his retirement. In 1997, he was founding executive director of the...

  • 2012

    The Marion Phelps Award is presented each year by QAHN to an outstanding volunteer in the heritage field. This year, we are pleased to announce that the recipient of this award is Michael Cooper...

  • 2011

    In 2011, QAHN is very pleased to announce that the recipient of the Marion Phelps Award is Carol Martin of the Gatineau Valley Historical Society. Since 1991, Carol has been the editor of Up the...

  • 2010

    Phyllis Emery Skeats of North Hatley. a long-time reference librarian at Bishop's University, among her accomplishments were a lifetime of genealogical research; the writing of several books on...

  • 2009

    A former elementary school teacher and author of The History of St. Francis College, Esther Healy has demonstrated an extraordinary devotion to local history during her 31 years as archivist with...

  • 2008

    Roderick Hodgson is often referred to as the Hudson historian. He has authored or co-authored at least seven books on the history of the Hudson area, and there are new or updated publications...

  • 2007

    Harry Isbrucker has been a member of the board of directors of the Stanstead Historical Society and has served as president, treasurer and chairman or member of many of the Society's most...

  • 2006

    Byron Clark is a genealogist with a keen interest in the history of the English-speaking people of the Magdalen Islands. Throughout the years, he has built an impressive collection of photographs...

  • 2005

    In 1954, Norma Geggie came to Canada from her native Australia to fill a nursing position at the newly created Gatineau Memorial Hospital in the village of Wakefield, Quebec. In the 50 years since...

  • 2004

    Born August 18, 1914 at L’Anse aux Cousins, Kenneth Hugh Annett attended New Carlisle High School, followed by post-graduate education studies at MacDonald College and Bishop's University....

  • 2003

    Marianna O'Gallagher was born in Sainte-Foy to parents of Irish descent: Norma O'Neil and land-surveyor Dermot O’Gallagher. She taught for many years at St. Patrick’s High School, where she...

  • 2002

    Joan Bisson Dow is one of the founders of the Gaspesian British Heritage Village in New Richmond West. “One of the reasons we decided to build a Village was to preserve the old furniture and...

  • 2001

    Marion Phelps was the daughter of William W. and Maude (McDougall) Phelps of South Stukely. Miss Phelps attended the Blake School, the Stukely Village School and Waterloo High School before...

Award: Richard Evans

  • 2014

    In 2014, the Richard Evans Award was presented to the Missisquoi Historical Society (MHS) of Stanbridge East, Quebec.

    Established in 1899, the MHS is one of the oldest historical societies...

  • 2013

    Founded in 1965 on the occasion of the 165th anniversary of the arrival of pioneer Elmer Cushing, the Richmond County Historical Society (RCHS) celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012. An...

  • 2012

    The Richard Evans Award is presented by QAHN each year to a group of volunteers who, collectively, have contributed to preserving or promoting their community history, including some aspect of...

  • 2011

    This year, the Richard Evans Award has been presented to the Miner Heritage Farm / La Ferme Héritage Miner, of Granby. The Miner Heritage Farm is an ambitious project that aims to preserve the...

  • 2010

    Over the past seven years, the Austin Cultural Committee has been responsible for the research, writing, translation and design of eight brochures describing different aspects of the municipality’...