Join the Gatineau Valley Historical Society as they mark Earth Day with an historical virtual tour up the Gatineau River. Society President, Marc Cockburn, will take you on multi-media voyage from Hull up to Low and beyond, using Google Earth and archival photos and maps to reconstruct how the river’s landscape looked before much of its natural and built environment was flooded in 1927.
The meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 7:30 pm, at The Wakefield Centre, 38, ch. Valley, Wakefield, QC
join the Gatineau Valley Historical Society for an evening of poetry, song and
images celebrating the Gatineau River as Phil Jenkins talks and sings about The
Babbling River: The Gatineau Valley in Verse and Song
from spending his teenage years in Liverpool, England during Beatlemania, Phil
has been thinking about Ottawa and the Gatineaus for more than 40 years. He has
written for a variety of magazines and is weekly local history columnist for
He is the author Fields of Vision and An Acre of Time: The Enduring Value of Place, as well as
River Song: Sailing the History of the St. Lawrence, and Beneath My Feet: The
Memoirs of George Mercer Dawson.
is also a singer/songwriter who performs solo, or with the group
"Riverbend." He currently lives in the Gatineau Hills.
welcome, and there are refreshments!
meeting will be held Monday, March 18, 7:30 pm, at the Wakefield Library,
Wakefield Community Centre, 38 Valley Drive, La Pêche – just north of Ottawa.
Please join us for a joint meeting of the Gatineau Valley Historical Society and Cantley 1889 Society.
President, Marc Cockburn, will take us on multimedia voyage up the Cantley side of Gatineau river, using Google Earth and archival photos and maps to reconstruct how the river looked before much of its natural and built environment was flooded in 1927, as a result of the construction of the hydro dams at Chelsea and Farmer’s Rapids.
Come early to see a display of artifacts and images from the river and the logging era, and to stroll along, or view, the Gatineau River shoreline of La Grange.
WHEN: Monday, April 15, 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: La Grange de la Gatineau, 80 chemin Summer, Cantley (just northeast of Ottawa)
The web site of the Gatineau Valley Historical Society is www.gvhs.ca