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"Here is a typical farmhouse in the village of St. Lin, from the 1930s. The house was not very sturdy, made of a wood frame covered in the usual asphalt brick siding that was nailed right on to the wood. It looks real, but a strong wind would tear it off the walls The KIK sleigh is from an antique dealer. Kik Cola began in Ste. Sophie." Michael Litvack, artist
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Station, Nominingue, Quebec. Photo, c. 1920s / Gare de Nominingue, Québec. Photo, vers les années 1920.
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The third installment in QAHN's ongoing DREAM fundraising conference series took place on June 2 in Morin Heights, and featured Camilla Leigh of Philanthropica Consulting, and Juniper Belshaw (see here) of the Centre for Community Organizations.
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"A wartime grocery store, 1942, in New Glasgow/St. Sophie. The store features all authentic signage of the times." Michael Litvack, artist
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"The Roxy Theater in St. Agathe, in 1956. Eggs for the town were supplied by the farmers of St. Sophie and New Glasgow." Michael Litvack, artist
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"The Roxy Theatre in St. Agathe, where kids could pretend to be Jeff Chandler, or Scaramouche. Where the ticket taker was the ice cream seller, and probably the projectionist too! Where it was great to be a kid in the 1950s." Michael Litvack, artist
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"This farm in New Glasgow, began about 1905… and became a Hotel for the Montreal summer crowd. Ida Kottenberg was the grandmother of Willie Rudy, who became mayor of Saint Sophie." Michael Litvack, artist
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"The Opera Bottling Plant was a small local distributor of soft drinks. This painting shows a local grocery store in St. Agathe in the late 1940s, with the soft drink signage." Michael Litvack, artist
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"St. Sophie was the egg producing capital of Quebec...here is one of the Gontovnick chicken houses." Michael Litvack, artist
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"Willie Rudy was an exceptional man. Born in New Glasgow, Quebec, he was a simple farmer. He learned to speak six languages in dealing with his multi-ethnic neighbours. After serving many years on council, he served two terms as Mayor. What made his unique was the fact that he was the only Jewish mayor in a rural town in Quebec. The time frame for this painting is mid 1950s." Michael Litvack, artist
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--November 23, 2016. 1) d (now Brownsburg-Chatham) 2) c (François-Xavier-Antoine Labelle, sometimes called the "King of the North") 3) a 4) b 5) a 6) a 7) b 8) d 9) b 10) a
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--November 23, 2016.
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--November 22, 2016. 1) b 2) d 3) b 4) d 5) c 6) a 7) b 8) a 9) c 10) b
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--November 22, 2016. 1) This early postcard shows the start of the canal in what Lower Laurentians village? a) Carillon b) Grenville c) St. Andrew's East d) Rideau
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The old Fort Rose School in New Glasgow, Quebec, was "a one room building with grades 1 to 7 all being taught at the same time. The teacher was Miss Smith, who taught many children in the area, from mere toddlers to teenagers. She lived directly across the road from the school, making life easier for her. (The small store is my idea, as the original house had the extra room added sometime in the 1960s.)"
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Some of the participants at QAHN's final "Volunteering Matters" Conference, held in Morin Heights in October 2016. (Photo - Sandra Stock)
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In collaboration with the Morin Heights Historical Association, QAHN hosted the final conference in its very successful "Volunteering Matters" series in Morin Heights on October 28, 2016. Guest speakers were Kira Page and Juniper Belshaw of the Centre for Community Organizations of Montreal. Seen here (left to right): Don Stewart of the MHHA; Kira Page; Matthew Farfan (QAHN's Executive Director); Heather Darch (QAHN Project Manager; Sandra Stock (QAHN Director); and Juniper Belshaw.
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QAHN, in collaboration with the Morin Heights Historical Association, hosted its final "Volunteering Matters" conference in Morin Heights on October 28, 2016. Guest speakers were Kira Page and Juniper Belshaw of the Centre for Community Organizations of Montreal. (Photo - M. Farfan)
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"Here is the General Store in Val-David, exact date unknown, but depicted as of the end of the 1940s... The Shawbridge bakery truck was everywhere, supplying the countryside with fresh baked European-style bakery products. The truck would go, door to door, community to community..." Michael Litvack, artist