Preserving and promoting awareness in the history and heritage of the Gatineau Valley since 1962
"The Halifax Explosion: The Untold Story of Canada's Worst Disaster" with speaker Ken Cuthbertson
Monday, April 16, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Library, Centre Wakefield La Pêche
38 Chemin de la Vallée de Wakefield, Wakefield
Just over one hundred years ago, on December 6, 1917, a French munitions ship and a Norwegian war relief vessel collided in the harbour at Halifax, Nova Scotia. The accident sparked a fire and an apocalyptic explosion which levelled half the city, killed 2,000 people, and injured 9,000 more.
Join us as speaker Ken Cuthbertson recounts the untold story of Canada’s worst disaster. It's a haunting tale that in many ways is uniquely Canadian. It's also a cautionary tale that all Canadians should know.
Kingston-based author-editor Ken Cuthbertson has more than 35 years’ experience writing for newspapers and magazines in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K and is the former editor for the Queen’s Alumni Review magazine. His latest publication is The Halifax Explosion: Canada’s Greatest Disaster.
Annual Dinner & Awards Evening
Monday, May 28, 2018
Camp Fortune, Chelsea QC
Details to follow.
June 23, 2018
Cocktail cruise on the Gatineau River
Details to follow.
St. Elizabeth Cemetery Tour
May 27, 2 pm
Discover the historic graves of Cantley.
Your guides will tell the history and stories of Cantley’s early families. This bilingual tour is offered by Cantley 1889 free of charge to celebrate the 150 th anniversary of St. Elizabeth’s Parish.
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New to the GVHS
Collection of over 600 documents concerned primarily with the business affairs of Philemon Wright (1760-1839) and his son Ruggles Wright (1793-1863.
2018 AGM & Arvhives Open House
View following reports:
- 2017 President's Report
- 2017 Financial Statement
- 2017 Publication Report
and the 2018 GVHS Board.
Publications of Local Interest
Walking in the Footsteps of Philemon Wright by Rick Henderson
Low Municipality - Reflections of the Past by Don Kealey
A Collection of Works by Florence Helena McGillivray by Bill Allen
Touring Historic Wakefield by Norma Geggie