Author Archives: Lauren Mitchell

Remembering Our Neighbours: Remembering the Algonquins – who were they?

The Manor Park Chronicle has recently begun publishing a series of articles, authored by local historian Robert Serré, which offers readers a glimpse into who inhabited the land that is now Manor Park. “Getting to Know Our Historical Neighbours” focuses … Continue reading

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Remembering Our Neighbours: Remembering the Algonquins – a visitor in Gloucester Township

The Manor Park Chronicle has recently begun publishing a series of articles, authored by local historian Robert Serré, which offers readers a glimpse into who inhabited the land that is now Manor Park. “Getting to Know Our Historical Neighbours” focuses … Continue reading

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2009 Chalmers Award Winner to Speak About Reciprocal Work Bees

On May 9 2014, Dr. Catherine Wilson will deliver a talk about reciprocal work bees such as barn raisings and quilting bees at the annual meeting of the Mapleton Historical Society. The meeting will take place at the PMD Arena Complex … Continue reading

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2001 Chalmers Award Winner Remembers the History of Women at Hart House

Not Behaving like Ladies: An Anecdotal History of Women’s Participation at Hart House is a group of interviews with twenty-four women who influenced, challenged or participated in Hart House over the past several decades. In 1972, Hart House admitted women … Continue reading

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Remembering Our Neighbours

The Manor Park Chronicle has recently begun publishing a series of articles, authored by local historian Robert Serré, which offers readers a glimpse into who inhabited the land that is now Manor Park. “Getting to Know Our Historical Neighbours” focuses … Continue reading

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Editing Institute Is Welcoming Applications for 2014!

Documentary editing is the craft of preparing historical writings or literary works for publication in print or online. The goal with every publication by The Champlain Society is to produce an authoritative edition of the material, with an accurate transcription … Continue reading

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Patrice Dutil emphasizes the importance of honouring influential historical figures.

On Tuesday February 18, Champlain Society president, Patrice Dutil, published an article in The Toronto Star, “Toronto should dare to remember Sir John A.” which stresses the importance of remembering influential historical figures through renaming streets and buildings. He mentions … Continue reading

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Announcing the Champlain Society Digital Collection!

Over a hundred years ago, the Champlain Society was created with an expressed mandate to spread awareness of Canada’s documentary heritage. True to the technology of the time, books were favoured and the Society has since published over 100 volumes. … Continue reading

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Patrice Dutil’s Editorial on Sir John A. Mcdonald Featured in the Toronto Star

Our very own society president, Patrice Dutil, wrote an editorial for the Toronto Star outlining why we should rename one of our main streets in Toronto after our founding Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald, in celebration of the bicentennial … Continue reading

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Dr. Gillian McCann receives 2013 Floyd S. Chalmers Award!

The Champlain Society would like to extend our warmest congratulations to Dr. Gillian McCann, the recipient of the Floyd S. Chalmers Award at our Annual General Meeting this past Saturday for her book Vanguard of the New Age. McCann’s book … Continue reading

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Sir John A. Macdonald’s 199th Birthday Celebration!

  The Friends of Sir John A Macdonald Toronto invite you to attend Sir John A. Macdonald’s 199th birthday celebration being held on Friday January 10, 2014 in The Great Hall of Hart House in Toronto.  Tickets include a three … Continue reading

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Alice Munro Becomes First Canadian to Win the Nobel Prize in Literature!

On Thursday, October 10, 2013, Canadian author Alice Munro became the first Canadian in history to be awarded the Nobel Prize in literature. This prestigious literary award is given to a writer for a lifetime’s body of work, rather than a single … Continue reading

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Kingston Historical Society’s Meeting!

Julia McArthur – The Macdonald Locket: Love, Death, and Domesticity in Upper Canada

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Sal Pantalone’s “Memories of Little Italy Colony in Ottawa”

From the early years of the 20th century, Italian immigrants to Ottawa tended to relocate from Lower Town to an area surrounding Preston Street, a settlement they came to know as “La Colonia.” Today’s talk will look at the development … Continue reading

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Heritage York

Lieutenant Governor John Graves Simcoe, the Ontario Historical Society, and the Humber Heritage Committee Invite you to join them in reenacting The First Day of the Governor’s 1793 Journey Up the Toronto Carrying Place on Saturday September 21st, 2013. Assembling … Continue reading

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