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 In collaboration with the city of Beaconsfield, the movie Expo 67: Mission Impossible, was shown on Sunday, October 1, 2017, from 2 to 4 p.m., at Beaconsfield High School, 250 Beaurepaire Drive, part of Journées de la culture.

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The thriller Expo 67: Mission Impossible invited us to relive the incredible adventure of the men and women behind the realization of Expo67 and how the event was a pivotal moment in the histories of Canada and Quebec.

Roy Wright, President of the Beaurepaire-Beaconsfield Historical Society presented a financial contribution to M. Éric Ruel, Vice-president of Productions de la ruelle to help them in their mission to perpetuate the memory and spirit of Expo 67 to all who have experienced it and to help guide future generations to build a better world.

For more information on how you can help with this cause and other projects of Productions de la ruelle, please visit https://expo-67.ca/

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We are planning a guided tour of the village of Kahnawake on Friday, July 10, 2015.
This activity will take place rain or shine.
The guided tour will be in English with the possibility to ask questions in English or in French.

Free parking near the church.

Agenda:
Friday, July 10, 2015
14h00:  Park at the War memorials lot and meet at RC church (Kateri Tekakwitha) in the old Kahnawake Village

14h20-15h00: Guided tour inside of the church and connected historic buildings:

Shrine of Kateri Tekakwitha, 911 sculpture, Guido Nincheri ceiling frescoes, chapel, church museum inside the old Officers quarters of Fort ST. Louis and a special ironworkers section

15h00-16h00: Visit two of the best art & craft stores:

1. Ross Montour's Okwari Arts [paintings, clothing, crafts, & books],
2. Philip Deering's Otiohkwa-Shenandoah Beads [clothing, beadwork & sewing supplies; snacks & drinks];

16h00-16h30: Guided tour of the riverside park & monuments to the ironworkers lost in the 1907 Quebec Bridge collapse;

  16h30-17h30: View one of the community-run schools that Philip Deering has spoken of to the Society:

Indian Way, Karihwano:ron, Step-by-Step, and KSS [the "Survival School"].

17h30   the powwow food and craft concessions will be up and running on Kateri/Powwow Island

19h00  Iroquois Social Dancing will begin and will continue until dark, at least past 21h00.

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To add to our visit to Coteau-du-Lac with Gérard Leduc, we have reserved a guided tour
at the Parc historique de la Pointe-du-Moulin, on l'Île-Perrot on Sunday, August 10, 2014.

2 500, boulevard Don Quichotte
Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot (Québec) H7V 7P2
514-453-5936

 

This activity will take place rain or shine.


Agenda for Sunday, August 10, 2014
9:30:                    arrival at the Parc historique Pointe-du-Moulin
10:00 to 11:00:     history of l'Île-Perrot presented by Mme Lise Chartier

11:00 to 12:00:     visit inside the windmill with a park's guide
12:00 to 13:00:     picnic (bring your own food)
13:00 to 14:00:     baking demonstration at the miller's house



Fee: $8 adult / $5 senior (65+), including entry fee and the park's guide (to pay at the gate)
Large parking, included in entry fee.

 

For information on how to get to the site:
http://www.pointedumoulin.com/en/locations
The Pointe-du-Moulin park is approximately 19 minutes / 19 km from Beaurepaire.

 

Join us in a quest to discover ancient artifacts, glyphs and symbols in addition to the regular site tour.

 

We have planned a visit to the Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site on Saturday, August 9, 2014.

308 A, Chemin du Fleuve
Coteau-du-Lac (Québec) Canada JOP 1BO
450 763-5631 Sans frais : 1 888 773-8888


This activity will take place rain or shine.
The guided tour will be in English with the possibility to ask questions in English or in French.

 

Agenda for Saturday, August 9, 2014:


9:45:                arrival at the Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site
10:00 to 12:00: visit with a Parks Canada guide, including the Blockhouse and the interpretation centre
12:00 to 13:00: picnic (bring your own food)
13:00 to 15:00: with Gérard Leduc, last January's speaker, visit of the site to discover the ancient petroglyphs

 

Fee: $5.90 per person, including entry fee and Parks Canada guide (to be paid on-site)
Free parking

 

For information on how to get to the site:
http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/qc/coteaudulac/visit/localisation-location.aspx
Coteau-du-Lac is approximately 25 minutes / 30 km from Beaurepaire.

 

 

Discover Beaurepaire Village!


Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at 10 a.m., in French


As part of the " Pause du mercredi ", activity of the Beaconsfield Library, Pauline Faguy-Girard will take us on a tour of Beaurepaire Village:

  • Visit of Beaurepaire United Church and Beaurepaire Christ Church
  • History of the schools through time
  • Commercial development from the beginning of the 20th century until now


The visit will be followed by a picnic.


Registration required: call the library at 514-428-4400, extension 4471



Discover the History

Of the City of Beaconsfield

Through the Following walking tours in the most picturesque areas of the city.

 


Summer 2012 Guided Tours Schedule


 

Date Area Time Meeting point
Language
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 Thompson Point
10:00

Thompson Point Entrance, across from

479 Lakeshore Road

English
Saturday, July 14, 2012 The Grove 10:00 26 Lakeshore Road
English
Saturday, July 28, 2012 Beaurepaire Village
10:00 Christ Church, 455 Church Street
English
Saturday, August 11, 2012 The Grove 10:00 26 Lakeshore Road
French
Saturday, August 18, 2012

Briarwood

and

St. Edmund Churches

13:00

Briarwood Church

70 Beaconsfield Blvd

One block East of St. Charles

Bilingual
Saturday, August 25, 2012 Thompson Point
10:00

Thompson Point Entrance, across from

479 Lakeshore Road

French
Saturday, September 8, 2012 Beaurepaire Village
10:00 Christ Church, 455 Church Street French


 

Thompson Point: First concession in Beaurepaire in 1678, history of Manoir Beaurepaire; stroll the point.


The Grove Area: Farmhouses, summer resort at the end of the 19th century; stroll the Lakeshore to Kirkwood Avenue.


Beaurepaire Village: Churches and schools through the years, commercial development from the beginning of the 20th century up to now; stroll Fieldfare Avenue to Beaconsfield Boulevard and the Village area.


Briarwood and St. Edmund's Churches: the bilingual visit starts from Briarwood at 13:00 for a church tour and then onward down the block to St. Edmund’s. An opportunity to learn more about Beaconsfield’s rich history.


These historical visits are offered free by the Société historique Beaurepaire-Beaconsfield Historical Society and last approximately 1h30.
No reservation required.
Be at the meeting point 10 minutes before time of departure.

Information: contact us


The Société historique Beaurepaire-Beaconsfield Historical Society is organizing

a visit to the Canadian Aviation Heritage Centre
On the MacDonald Campus of McGill University, in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue

 

Saturday, November 26, 2011
From 9:30 to 11:00
Cost: we suggest a donation of $5 or more per adult

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The visit will start with a summary of the history of the historical building that hosts the CAHC and will continue on with a guided tour of the two floors of exhibit. An Art Gallery, opened in November 2011, can also be visited in the basement.

 

For driving instructions or to know more about the CAHC, consult their website:
http://cahc-ccpa.com/

 

Please confirm your presence by contacting us.

 

If you come by bus and need carpooling to the CAHC, let us know making sure to leave your phone number and we will try to set up transportation between the bus stop on Lakeshore Road and the CAHC.

 

100th year of Beaconsfield

  • Student History Contest: Search for the Past

  • Architectural Pictures of Beaconsfield
  • April 15 at 7:30 p.m. ,at Centennial Hall.
  • Architect Alan Turner, a longtime resident of Beaconsfield, shares his photos.


Changing Arrangement.

The Historical Society sponsored three displays in the Beaconsfield Library Cube: toys, travel, school (including the Beaurepaire Catholic School’s Visitors’ Book from 1913 to 1949).

 

  • Kiosk
  • The BBHS were present at the June 4th fête in Beaurepaire Village.
  • Submit your treasured family recipes. The BBHS is looking for recipes which use local foods passed down through local families.

 

Ceremonial Planting

Jean Lemire, a direct descendant of one of our first land grantees and with the same name, will plant a commemorative tree on Thompson Point with the mayor on June 20th to mark Beaconsfield’s 100th birthday. 

 

Two in French with Pauline Girard


Two Tours in English with Barbara Barclay, our President


Barbara Barclay, will have the pleasure to accompany you through time in Beaurepaire and in Beaconsfield. Saturday, July 10, 2010
>From 9:30 till 11:00
Meeting in St. James Park, corner of St. Charles Boulevard and Lakeshore Road
Discover the east end of Lakeshore Road

Saturday, August 14, 2010
>From 1:30 P.M. till 3:00 P.M.
Meeting at the corner of Fieldfare Avenue and Beaconsfield Boulevard
Discover Beaurepaire Village and Thompson Point

 

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Le Beaconsfield d'antan

 

Une promenade d'une heure trente dans le secteur à l'est du boulevard Saint-Charles avec Pauline Faguy-Girard, secrétaire de la Société historique Beaurepaire Beaconsfield.

Départ du Club nautique de Beaconsfield situé au 26, chemin Lakeshore à 13 h

30. La visite guidée sera suivie d'un thé en après-midi (7 $) au Yacht Club.

 

An hour and a half stroll through the section of the city east of Saint Charles boulevard with Pauline Faguy-Girard, a member of the Beaurepaire-Beaconsfield Historical Society. Departure from the Beaconsfield Yacht Club, 26 Lakeshore Road at 1:30 p.m. The tour will end with afternoon tea ($7) at the Yacht Club.