The 18th trip back in time with Rendez-Vous d’Howard

By Taylor McClure, Special to The Record
The 18th trip back in time with Rendez-Vous d’Howard
(Photo : Perry Beaton)

Le Rendez-Vous d’Howard has announced this year’s program of activities, taking place at Parc du Domaine- Howard from Sept. 6-8. This year, Le Rendez-Vous d’Howard chose to focus on the time period between 1929-1939; a critical period during which the world was hit with a full-blown economic crisis and the beginnings of a second world war. For Sherbrooke, this was also a period of development. The theme of this year’s event, An Electrifying Decade, shines light on the city of Sherbrooke and its success in the development of electricity. Despite being hit by an economic crisis in 1930, by 1937 Sherbrooke was known as the electrical city of the province of Quebec. Electricity arrived to Sherbrooke at the end of the 19th century and this led to factories and businesses popping up throughout the city; including the construction of the famous Grand Central Hotel. See full story in the Friday, Aug. 16 edition of The Record.

 

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