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Celebrating living heritage, honouring the past: National Aboriginal Day

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Kate Aley

Logo of the First Nations tribe in the Municipality of Pontiac.

June 21 is Canada's National Aboriginal Day (NAD), created to recognize the history, culture and contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. According to the Indigenous and Northern Affairs page of Canada.ca website, the Canadian Constitution recognizes these three groups as Aboriginal peoples, also known as Indigenous Peoples.

Pontiac 2020.ca asked Quyon's Garry Belair, Chief White Owl, now in his fifth year of leadership of the Pontiac Algonkin Outaouais tribe, to explain the significance of the day.

LES VOIES NAVIGUABLES DU PONTIAC: le nouveau sentier touristique se fera en juin

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Kate Aley

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Guy Faubert

À partir du mois de juin,vous pourrez observez sur la route aux abords du chemin Wilson à Luskville une nouvelle signalisation touristique.Cette signalisation installé pour la préparation de la nouvelle initiative touristique historique,pour le nouveau Chemin d'Eau se fera le 19 juin.

The waterways of the Pontiac: new tourist trail to launch in June

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Kate Aley

Sharp-eyed road sign readers will have noticed these new additions to our highway, this one opposite Chemin Wilson in Luskville. They have been erected in preparation for the launch of a new historical tourist initiative, Chemins d'Eau, on June 19.

Calling history buffs and drama lovers! Theatre Wakefield is coming to Pontiac

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Peter MacGibbon

Dear friends in the Pontiac,

Theatre Wakefield’s newest play, A Summer… A Fair, is bringing the heritage of the Outaouais to life in the Pontiac this summer.

The one-hour cabaret-style show – written by renowned Chelsea musician and playwright Ian Tamblyn – combines history, amusing stories and characters from our rural past with rousing songs and music.

You’re invited to a Networking Session to help promote this tour across the Pontiac:

Better, brighter: NCC celebrates completed work at Luskville Falls

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Kate Aley

Members of the National Capital Commission (NCC), the Municipality of Pontiac (MoP) and the local community gathered on Nov. 15 to acknowledge the completion of renovations to the Luskville Falls trails and picnic area.

Above, speaker Patsy Lusk with Dr. Mark Kristmanson, CEO of the NCC (left) and Roger Larose, mayor of the Municipality of Pontiac

Lest we forget: Quyon remembers

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Kate Aley

Warm weather and bright sunshine enticed a satisfactory number of the community to the Quyon war memorial on Sunday Nov. 5 for the annual Remembrance Day event. A detachment from 3RCR Airbourne from Petawawa and the pipe band Highland Mist helped ensure spectators, young and old, fully understood the importance of the ceremony. More than 40 wreaths were laid by those representing family members or organizations, including Pontiac MNA Andre Fortin.

Les clés de l'histoire régionale

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Le Droit

« L'Outaouais compte un très grand nombre de gens qui arrivent de l'extérieur et ils n'ont souvent pas les clés pour bien comprendre la région. J'ai voulu les rendre accessibles. »

En publiant prochainement l'ouvrage L'autre Outaouais, Guide de découverte du patrimoine, l'historienne Manon Leroux n'offrira pas que des clés, mais bien un trousseau complet, une véritable bible du patrimoine régional de 400 pages à l'intérieur de laquelle aucun village de l'Outaouais n'aura été ignoré.

 

La mémoire de Quyon

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Le Droit

CHRONIQUE / Si vous voulez tout connaître de ce qui se passe à Quyon, arrêtez-vous jaser un instant chez Mae McCann.

Malgré ses 80 ans passés, Mae a conservé toute sa vivacité d'esprit. La dame sait tout ce qui se passe dans son patelin du Pontiac où elle habite depuis... quand au juste ?

Join the Marathon of Hope this Sunday

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Kate Aley

In 1977, Terry Fox lost his right leg to osteosarcoma; it had to be amputated six inches above his knee.

In 1980, Terry started his Marathon of Hope, dipping his prosthetic leg in the Atlantic Ocean off the Newfoundland coast. And we know how the rest of the story goes.

This year, Shawville's Terry Fox Run celebrates it's 36th year.

Long-time organizers John Petty and Rick Valin, wish to invite everyone to be part of this magnificent event.

Pontiac High School

455 Maple St., Shawville

Remembrance Day Service 2015

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Nouvelle parution

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Maude-Emmanuelle Lambert, PhD
DOMAINE DE PONTIAC VILLAGE


Je publie dans le dernier numéro de la Revue d’histoire de l’Amérique française, sous la direction de Stéphane Castonguay et Dany Fougères, un article découlant de mes recherches doctorales.

L’article s’intitule : « À travers le pare-brise: la création des territoires touristiques au Québec et en Ontario (1920-1945). Il est publié dans la Revue d’histoire de l’Amérique française, 68, 3-4 (printemps-hiver 2015): 271-299.


This article explores the different ways in which territory has historically been perceived, conceived and practiced through the experience and growth of mobility. Since the 1920s, automobility played a crucial role in tourist stakeholders thought and the creation of tourism regions.

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Writer Katharine Fletcher discovers Manoir Papineau and more in Outaouais’ Montebello village.

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Katharine Fletcher

Ottawa Citizen

“In the isolation of this location, I have been architect, farmer, designer and gardener.” So wrote Louis-Joseph Papineau, who oversaw the construction of Manoir Papineau between 1848-50, now a Parks Canada National Historic Site of Canada. Located on the property of Fairmont Le Château Montebello, the house is available to visit, and various guided tours and events are available.

The Manoir is architecturally interesting because Papineau was influenced by both French and American styles. While the north façade borrows a mid-19th Century North Carolinian antebellum plantation style, the asymmetrical south side is French, featuring two differently-shaped turrets.

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La Coopérative de solidarité de la Ferme Moore signe une entente avec la CCN

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Dans les plans depuis quelque temps, la Coopérative de solidarité de la Ferme Moore est officiellement devenue locataire de l'édifice patrimonial appartenant à la Commission de la capitale nationale (CCN).

La CCN tente depuis de nombreuses années de trouver une vocation pour la ferme Moore après avoir investi quelques millions $ pour la rénover. En 2011, une entente avait été annoncée avec Agrodor, mais ne s'est jamais concrétisée.

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Ferme Stépido

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La famille Alary est propriétaire de la Ferme Stépido depuis quatre générations. Bruno, Stéphane et Justin Alary nous parlent de leur vision du métier d'agriculteur.
Vidéo réalisée par Pixie Cram dans le cadre du projet de média intergénérationnel de la Table autonome des aînés des Collines.

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From vivid landscapes to vibrant history, the wild west springs alive in southern Alberta

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Katharine Fletcher

“Did you know that the Sundance Kid worked here at Bar U Ranch?” While driving a team of black Percheron horses around the National Historic Site, an hour-and-a-half south of Calgary, Dan Wilson regaled a wagonload of visitors with stories. “Whenever the Northwest Mounted Police would drop by, The Kid would disappear, saying something about a fence to fix.”

At the turn of the last century, Bar U was internationally renowned for its purebred Percheron draft horses and cattle. Today, the sprawling ranch commemorates the heritage of the Canadian ranching industry.

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La Révolte du Chef Pontiac

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Pontiac, également appelé Pondiak ou Pondiag par les Français et Obwandiyag par les Outaouais, est un personnage historique important dans l'histoire de l'Amérique du Nord. À cette époque où la Nouvelle-France, conquise, déchue et abandonnée, semblait perdue à jamais, un seul homme semblait être encore prêt à se battre pour elle. Cet homme, c'est le célèbre chef Pontiac.

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Québec's Fête nationale: No Chasse Galérie This Time, Just Stephen Harper Being Mean

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Practically everything is closed in Quebec today, except pharmacies and a few corner stores. St. Jean Baptiste Day, the Fête nationale, is one of the two or three holidays when this province shuts down. There will be parades, open air shows (despite a forecast of rain) and many local parties.

But no MPs from Quebec will be here to join in the festivities because they're all stuck in Ottawa, . . .

Irish Counties in Fitzroy Harbour Mission Marriage Records, 1852-1856

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by M.C. Moran • 11 June 2014

From 1852, there was a Catholic Mission at Fitzroy Harbour (Carleton Co., Ontario). A stone church (St. Michael’s) was built in 1861;1 but the mission did not become the independent parish of St. Michael until 1917.2 The Fitzroy Harbour Mission served Catholics in the Fitzroy Harbour area, of course, but also, in its early years, Catholics from across the river in the Quyon, Onslow area of Québec.

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Review: The Map Thief

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Jonathan Crowe

E. Forbes Smiley III was a well-known and well-connected map dealer, an expert who helped build the Slaughter and Leventhal map collections. Then in 2005 he was caughton videotape — stealing maps from Yale University’s Beinecke Library. Libraries he had frequented scrambled to check their own holdings and found additional maps missing. Smiley, who cooperated with the authorities, would eventually be sentenced to 3½ years for stealing nearly 100 maps from the British, Boston Public, New York Public, Harvard and Yale libraries, among others. The libraries believed he stole many more.

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