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"Reflection," by Keira Morcos (West Island College) "At a quick glance, one may see an ancient battered door. But, if you look closer you can see my reflection from when I took this photograph. Although this was not done intentionally I’m happy about this accident. Because upon seeing my reflection it made me wonder about the many reflections that have been seen through this old door.
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"To Walk In His Shoes," by Keira Gagliardi (West Island College) "Everybody has their different cultures that they grow up with. Mine were Italian and English but there is more to my story than just those two. My grandfather was born and raised in India, although, his parents weren't Indian due to the fact that they had only been stationed in New Delhi by the British government, for their work.
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"Some Traditions Never Change," by Brooke Sitcoff (West Island College) "April eighth, this would typically be the day where I would have been reunited with my family from all over the world, whom I only see about once a year. The day where my family comes together to celebrate our past, to celebrate the holiday of Passover. However, in these strange circumstances due to Covid-19, this was the first year of my life where I had to spend this holiday without my extended family.
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--May 28, 2020. This afternoon-long event was a co-production of QAHN's "Heritage Talks" and "Musical Heritage" projects.
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May 28, 2020. This afternoon-long event was a co-production of QAHN's "Heritage Talks" and "Musical Heritage" projects.
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Glenn Patterson, project director of QAHN's project "A Different Tune: Musical Heritage in English-speaking Quebec," co-hosted (with Bruce Barr) the first-ever livestream version of Brysonville Revisted this past Saturday evening. Close to a hundred spectators tuned in for this unusual event, which featured an array of folk musicians from regions across Quebec, as well as performers playing traditional music in Alberta, Ontario and Newfoundland, and which was livestreamed via Zoom and Facebook.
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Another well-attended Heritage Talk took place yesterday evening at the Maude Abbott Medical Museum, located in the Strathcona Anatomy and Dentistry Building on the McGill University campus. Despite the unsettled weather, nearly two dozen visitors showed up to hear Dr. Richard Fraser speak about pioneering woman physician Maude Abbott. Project director Christina Adamko described Dr. Fraser's presentation as "uplifting and memorable."
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--It was another packed house yesterday evening for the third event on QAHN's 2020 Heritage Talks series. This event took place at CÉDA in Montreal, in collaboration with the Round Table on Black History Month, and featured Dr. Dorothy Williams who spoke about the history of "blackface" in Quebec. About 80 people came to hear Dr. Williams whom one member of the audience described as a "national treasure."
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It was literally standing room only for the second talk in QAHN's 2020 Heritage Talks lecture series. The event, featuring Dr. Rod MacLeod at the historic Louis-Joseph Forget House in Montreal, looked at “Scandal, Steamships, Stagecraft and LSD: Ravenscrag’s Checkered History."
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Over 50 participants from various federal and provincial government agences and organizations connected to Quebec's Anglophone community attended the 10th annual gathering of the Arts, Culture and Heritage Working Group, co-hosted by the Department of Canadian Heritage, QAHN and ELAN, and held at Thomson House, on the campus of McGill University.
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QAHN's 2020 Heritage Talks series got under way yesterday evening at Kensington Presbyterian Church Hall in NDG, with a talk by Dwane Wilkin on naturalist Henry Mousley. The event, project director Christina Adamko reported, was well attended. The next event in the series takes place on February 13, 2020, at 5:30 p.m., at the Louis-Joseph Forget House (1195 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal), and features Dr. Rod MacLeod who will speak about “Scandal, Steamships, Stagecraft and LSD: Ravenscrag’s Checkered History."
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Early photographic postcard. / Ancienne carte postale photographique.
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As of December 1, 2019, QAHN has a new home!
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Ro Ghandhi wrote the cover story for the summer 2019 issue of Quebec Heritage News magazine. The story was titled "All in One Scoop: From Lake View to Dairy Queen on the Lachine Wharf."
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Postcard, 1970. Private collection. / Carte postale, 1970. Collection privée. "Canadian Pacific. The unique red and white scheme in the distance signals the arrival of a CP Rail train of RDC cars. Here, eight cars approach the Dorval station. July 22, 1970"
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Early photographic postcard. Photo - private collection / Carte postale photographique. Photo - collection privée.
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To subscribe to Quebec Heritage News, click here! Photo - Ro Ghandhi.
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It was a sell-out crowd tonight at the Benny Library in Montreal at this free QAHN concert, featuring musicians Laura Risk, Glenn Patterson, and Brian Morris. Photo - Helen Meredith.
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L to R: QAHN Executive Director Matthew Farfan; QAHN members Doug Brown, Lorraine O'Donnell and Glenn Patterson. (Photo - Rohinton Ghandhi)
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QAHN President Grant Myers. (Photo - Rohinton Ghandhi)