The Canadian Heritage of Quebec (CHQ) finances its activities through the summer rental of its heritage houses. The rental revenues are used for the maintenance of CHQ’s properties.
Now is the time to start making your reservation for 2017. Please note that Wi-Fi is available at all our rental properties. Summer-2017
In the context of the 375th anniversary of Montreal, The Canadian Heritage of Quebec organizes a special conference for its donors, partners and the public. The theme of this bilingual conference is Documenting Cultural Heritage through Visual Storytelling and will be presented by Ms. Danièle Archambault, Ph.D., linguist and cartoonist. In her comic book series Stairway Stories, she portrays with humor the daily life of two young children growing up in Montreal in the late 1950s, right before the onset of Québec Quiet Revolution.
Montreal’s Stairways are known as one of the significant elements of Montreal architectural heritage. For Ms. Archambault, visual storytelling provides an important window into a society’s cultural and linguistic heritage through their form, allowing for the combination of images of everyday life with colloquial language. Through her series of humoristic short stories, the author and researcher introduces the reader to Montreal’s architectural cultural heritage and the oral history of Quebec society at that time.
Ms. Danièle Archambault, Ph.D., is a linguist and a cartoonist, who grew up in Montreal, Quebec where she was a tenured professor in the linguistics department at the University of Montreal until 1998. She moved to Palo Alto, California where she worked as a consultant in speech technology. In 2009, her interest in comics and bandes dessinées led her to take a class on writing graphic novels at Stanford University. She discovered a new and engaging way to share her reflections on language, culture and life.
This conference will take place in the middle of May 2017 at the Hurtubise House, 563 Côte St-Antoine Road in Westmount (corner Victoria).
This conference will last about one hour. For information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Once again this year, The Canadian Heritage of Quebec will organize a series of conferences for its donors and partners. In order to celebrate the 375th anniversary of Montreal, the theme of the conferences will be on the “Hurtubise Family and Farmhouse”.
You are cordially invited to the fourth conference which will take place on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Hurtubise House, 563 Côte St-Antoine Road in Westmount (corner Victoria). The subject of this conference will be “Préserver le patrimoine végétal par la reproduction”.
This conference will be bilingual and divided in two sections of 30 minutes each as follows:
1. Patrice Fortier. Background in Visual Arts and gardener and seed sowerbytrade: Patrice will share his experience in the dynamic preservation of plant heritage and its importance for future generations. This conference will bring new prospects for the vegetable garden at the Hurtubise House.
After getting involved in community gardening and urban landscaping projects, inspired by Seeds of Diversity Canada, he founded in 2001 «La société des plantes» in Kamouraska: It is a small certified organic farm where he gives workshops and produces seeds of heirloom vegetables and other mostly uncommon crops that are well suited for the northern gardens.
2. Mardjane Amin: 2017 Heritage Gardens at the Hurtubise House. Mardjane will present the kind of vegetables that will be planted and will grow in the Hurtubise House’s gardens during the summer of 2017.
Mardjane Amin is an Heritage Consultant, Master in Conservation of Built Heritage from University of Montreal. In 2016, she developed the gardens project and created them with the help of 30 students from Université de Montréal and McGill University.
As seats are limited, please reserve by email by no later than March 26, 2017. This conference is free for donors and $5 for non-members.