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A Tour of Cantley's Famous Sculpted Rocks

sculpted rocks

Saturday, April 27 at 2:00 pm
Meet on St Andrews Road, just south of the quarry (west off highway 307), Cantley.

Geologist Dr. David Sharpe will take us on a guided walk explaining how the Cantley rocks give us insight into how our planet was shaped. He has been bringing students here for years & treated Cantley 1889 to a similar walk in 2013. Since then there have been new scientific findings he will talk about.

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For more information you can read Dr. Sharpe's article in Volume 41 of Up the Gatineau!. He writes "...the rocks of Cantley never cease to amaze us - whether from the scientific curiosity they arouse or by the sight of their natural beauty."

Watch the video - Cantley Quebec, Monument of the Ice Age.

This tour is in collaboration with Cantley 1889 with additional information on the Sculpted Rocks of Cantley.


Annual Dinner & Awards Evening

Monday, May 27th, 2019
Camp Fortune Main Lodge, 300 chemin Dunlop, Chelsea, QC

Bar Opens at 5:30 p.m., Dinner at 6:15 p.m.
Buffet Dinner (taxes & tip included) - $50.00

Launch of the 45th volume of Up the Gatineau! (pick up your free member copy)

Presentation of awards recognizing members and others in the community for significant contributions to the Society or to local history.

Danny Doyle

Irish language scholar and award-winning author Danny Doyle will be our featured after-dinner speaker. A two-time speaker at our monthly talks, Danny returns for a special evening of Irish Gaelic songs and poetry recital, interspersed with highlights of his recent research on the Irish language in the Gatineau Valley and its sad demise. A fluent Irish speaker, Danny is also a sean-nós singer, uilleann piper, and a published Gaelic poet for which he has earned awards.

Reserve your place - Contact Suzanne Gibeault by May 24th at suzkgibeault@gmail.com. You can also register online and pay by cash/cheque at the door.

Please let Suzanne know by May 24th if you have reserved but will not be able to attend, as we are charged for the number of places we have reserved.

Past Events

Finding Traces of the Early Settlers in Pre-Gatineau Park

at the NCC Visitor's Centre on April 15, 2019. - more.


Other past events.

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