Senator Dennis Dawson

☘☘☘ Monday,  April 9 at 19:30 p.m.- Irish Heritage Quebec will hold an activity in McMahon Hall, 1145 De Salaberry in Quebec City. Senator Dennis Dawson will give a presentation on the path of a St. Patrick’s High School boy to the Canadian Senate and his attachment to Liberal values. Refreshments will be served and parking stubs for Îlot St-Patrick will be validated. For further information, phone Irish Heritage Quebec at 418-704-3404.☘☘☘

Senator Dennis Dawson studied political science at Laval University and at the University of Ottawa where he completed his bachelor’s degree. He also earned a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) at Laval University. He began his career in public life as one of the youngest elected school board trustees in Quebec before becoming President of Quebec’s second largest school board, the Quebec City Catholic School Commission. He is a former Liberal Member of Parliament in the Canadian House of Commons, representing the riding of Louis-Hébert from 1977 to 1984. He is a former Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour and former Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment and Immigration. Dennis Dawson was appointed to the Canadian Senate in 2005.

Gramophones, Irish Culture and History

Monday, March 12 at 19:30 p.m.- Irish Heritage Quebec will hold an activity in McMahon Hall, 1145 De Salaberry in Quebec City. Susanne Cammack will give a presentation entitled Gramophones, Irish Culture, and History which will explore the presence of gramophones in Irish literature as an expression of cultural trauma during the first quarter of the 20th century. Refreshments will be served and parking stubs for Îlot St-Patrick will be validated. There will be a draw for a 2018 Societé Historique de Quebec among all paid up members. For further information phone Irish Heritage Quebec at 418-704-3404.
Susanne Cammack has a PhD in British and Irish literature, primarily of the 19th and 20th century, from Southern Illinois University. She has an MA in Irish Studies from National University of Ireland in Galway and an MA in English from Boise State University. She is currently a Fulbright Canada Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Irish Studies at Concordia University in Montreal.

Compassion and necessity: the support of the Irish orphans of 1847-1848.

☘☘☘ Monday February 12 at 19:30 pm – Irish Heritage Quebec will hold an activity in McMahon Hall, 1145 De Salaberry in Quebec City. Marie-Claude Belley will give a presentation entitled Compassion and necessity: the support of the Irish orphans of 1847-1848. The adoption of Irish orphans by the population of Quebec is relatively well known. It has often been related from a heroic and romantic perspective typical of immigration history. With the help of facts and numbers, Marie-Claude Belley will nuance the story and highlight an unknown part of the history, the integration of adopted children into host families. Refreshments will be served and parking stubs for Îlot St-Patrick will be validated. For further information phone Irish Heritage Quebec at 418-704-3404.

In 2003, Marie-Claude Belley submitted a master’s thesis at Laval University on the support of the Irish Orphans from the 1847-1848 emigration years. She has worked for the past 17 years for Parks Canada and is now an advisor specialized in cultural resources management. ☘☘☘

Captain Michel Pouliot- a Nautical Heritage

☘☘☘ Monday, January 15. at 7:30 p.m. – Irish Heritage Quebec hold an activity in McMahon Hall, 1145 De Salaberry in Quebec City — Irish Heritage Quebec will receive Captain Michel Pouliot who will present the heritage of the Pouliot family.  He will describe his years at St. Patrick’s School, at the Marine School and at sea.  Michel will also present his experiences as a licensed marine pilot on the St. Lawrence River and comment on the future of the ports on the St. Lawrence River. Members and friends are invited. Come and see the only life preserver from the Titanic left in existence and hear a great raconteur.

Michel Pouliot was born and raised in Quebec City and gained extensive sea experience in the Americas and the West Indies.  He was a licensed marine pilot in the Lower St. Lawrence district from 1965 until his retirement in 2009.  He served as President of the Lower St. Lawrence Pilots’ Association and as President of the Canadian Marine Pilots’ Association.  He is also the only Canadian to have served as President of the International Marine Pilots’ Association. Refreshments will be served and parking stubs for Îlot St-Patrick will be validated. For further information phone Irish Heritage Quebec at 418-704-3404. ☘☘☘

Notice of the annual meeting

Notice is hereby given that the annual meeting of Irish Heritage Quebec will be held on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 19:30 in McMahon Hall in the basement of St. Patrick’s Church, 1145 de Salaberry in Quebec City.

The provisional agenda of the meeting is as follows:

  1. Nomination of a Chairperson
  2. Approval of the Agenda
  3. Approval of the Minutes of the Annual Meeting Held December 12, 2016
  4. Annual Report for the Year Ending August 31, 2017
  5. Financial Statements for the Year Ending August 31, 2017
  6. Appointment of Accountants
  7. Election of 4 Directors

Dated November 17, 2017

                                                            On behalf of the Board of Directors

                                                            John O’Connor

                                                            Secretary-Treasurer

N.B.  Immediately following the meeting, Irish Heritage Quebec will present a plaque to Brad Kent for his work in Irish studies and as organizer of the 2018 conference of the Canadian Association for Irish Studies to be held at Laval University in Quebec City on June 13-16.

November Presentation

Monday, November 13 at 19:30- Irish Heritage Quebec will hold an activity in McMahon Hall, 1145 De Salaberry.  Marc Durand will give a presentation on Jean Beliveau, the subject of his most recently published book. Copies of his book will be on hand for sale. Members and friends are invited. Refreshments will be served and parking stubs for Îlot St-Patrick will be validated. For more information, phone Irish Heritage Quebec at 418-704-3404.

Marc Durand is a local sports announcer who has already published a well-acclaimed book on hockey, La Coupe à Québec: Les Bulldogs et la Naissance du Hockey.

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