Turnout steady at QHAN Heritage Fair

By Steve Blake, Special to The Record
Turnout steady at QHAN Heritage Fair
The new Copp’s Ferry Museum in Georgeville was represented by its enthusiastic director, Jacques Valiquette. At the left is a small steam engine that was installed on a canoe by Georgeville founder Moses Copp in the 1800s. (Photo : Steve Blake)

The Colby-Curtis Museum was the site for a steady stream of visitors Sunday for the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network (QAHN) Heritage Fair. This was the third annual Heritage Fair. The first two were in Eaton Corner and Melbourne. “The Heritage Fair is about Anglophone history,” QAHN Executive Director Matthew Farfan said. It points out the achievements of the Anglophone community and the diversity of its culture. In fact, Heather Darch, the co-coordinator of the fair with Rod MacLeod, said, there are several English accents in Quebec. Darch and MacLeod were but two of the speakers on Sunday. Métis elder Paul Carignan of Stanstead Township talked about indigenous ceremonies and cultural and spiritual revival in indigenous communities. There was a full house for his presentation. Carignan is part of the Native Alliance of Quebec. See full story in the Thursday, Oct. 10 edition of The Record.

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