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Annual GVHS Dinner and Awards


Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Bar Open at 5:30, dinner at 6:15 pm.

Camp Fortune Main Lodge
300 ch. Dunlop, Chelsea, QC

Launch of the 43rd volume of Up the Gatineau!
Presentation of Awards
Guest Artist - Ian Tamblyn

Full course meal (includes taxes and gratuity - $50.00 pp.
    Please join us for our annual dinner, featuring the official launch of Volume 43 of Up the Gatineau! Members will have their first opportunity to pick up their complimentary copy.
    Following this, the Society will present its annual awards to recognize members and others in the community for significant contributions to the Society or to local history.


Ian Tamblyn - Imagine a Time
Award-winning musician, composer and playwright Ian Tamblyn will present a selection of songs from his two most recent plays - Bridge to the Past and A River Runs Through Us - as well as excerpts from his latest work, A Summer…A Fair.
    Please contact Suzanne Gibeault by Saturday, May 26, at 819-827-9260 or suzkgibeault@gmail.com or reserve your place online. Payment by cash/cheque at the door.
    Please let Suzanne know by May 27 if you have reserved but will not be able to attend, as we are charged on May 28 for the number of places we have reserved.

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New to the GVHS

150 Years of History
Low Down photo essays celebrating our Gatineau Valley history.

A Lake with Two Names: The Harrington Lake (Lac Mousseau) Toponymy Controversy
Up the Gatineau! Volume 42 article available online.

Other Events

Sunday May 28, 1:30 pm

Mine Cart
Parc Mary-Anne-Phillips
Everyone is invited to the official unveiling of Cantley’s Mine Car followed by a reception and the première showing of the video “A Cantley Story: The Mica Mine” at La Grange de la Gatineau.
See the attachment.

Notable Women of the Gatineau Valley
Please join us for the opening of the exhibition
Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Fairbairn House Heritage Centre
45 Wakefield Heights, Wakefield, Québec

A Barn-raising at Fairbairn House?

Yes, that's right. With wood saved from barns of yesteryear we will build a barn beside the House this summer. It will complement the homestead, become a new display space, and a welcoming community venue.
But to raise this barn we need volunteers to help us. Find out more on our website www.fairbairn.ca or register for the windows workshop at the end of May https://goo.gl/FrEns3

Past Events

April 24, 2017
Growing up in the Strutt House and other Architectural Tales

The Society’s April talk took place on a sunny Monday evening at the Larrimac Golf Club in Chelsea. Guest presenters Lesley Strutt and Titania Truesdale brought a personal and professional perspective to the life of the late renowned architect James Strutt, who had a strong Gatineau Valley connection. Not only did James Strutt design and build a unique family home on Mountain Road, now owned by the NCC and part of Gatineau Park, he was also the designer of the Gatineau River Yacht Club’s clubhouse. We almost had to turn the lights off at the end—so many in attendance wanted to talk to Lesley, the oldest daughter of Mr. Strutt and Titania, an architect involved in the Strutt House Foundation and who is writing a biography of Mr. Strutt. See more

Additional past events.