Tell us about an event, a group or person that

has influenced life or has a particular link to

the City of Beaconsfield over the last decades

or the last century. Here are a few examples . .



  2. The subject or topic can be as varied as the participant’s imagination or interest, as long as it is related to history in general and has a particular link to Beaconsfield. Examples: an invention that changed our way of life, the story of current or former residents who have received the Order of Canada or distinguished themselves in other ways, residents who were associated with the Montreal Canadiens or NHL teams, the story of current or former residents who participated in the Olympics.

  3. N.B. As much as possible, the participants are encouraged to make a link with Beaconsfield or the way the event or the person influenced the way of life of its residents.

  4. Your project can take many forms, for example:

    1-An interview with a former or current resident or simply relating the individual ‘s life story, someone who may have been responsible for an invention or who distinguished himself/herself during an important event or period. Explain the influence of the invention or the event on people or life in Beaconsfield.

    2-A presentation of an invention or event that took place over the last decades or century, making a link to Beaconsfield as much as possible.




    Personalities (please provide a brief biography as well as length of residence in Beaconsfield)


    Accomplishments of current or former residents of Beaconsfield who have been:

    - Mayors or councillors

    - Members of Parliament or politician

    - Business leaders (CEO), presidents of large public corporations

    - Recipients of the Order of Canada (Beaconsfield has 13)

    - Quiet heroes and super volunteers

    - Judges, lawyers, notaries

    - Participants or associates in various sports, for example: players, owners, coaches, or those involved in the invention of particular equipment or trophies

    - Participants in the Olympics games

  6. Themes

    -Aviation: 100th anniversary of the Blériot flight over Montreal and the West Island in 2010

    -Religious development: history of one or more churches in Beaconsfield

    -Sailing events that took place in Beaconsfield, either at the Beaconsfield or Lord Reading Yacht Clubs

    -Summer activities in Beaconsfield in the early 20th century, formerly a rural/ cottage country

    - (Stories from your parents or grand parents)

    -Old time Kirkwood residents (one of the oldest streets in Beaconsfield having been developed in 1891)

    -Jean Lemire and his expedition to Antarctica, accomplishments, environmental causes etc…

    -History and purpose of NOVA (formerly VON), this agency will be celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011.

    -The OKA crisis and the involvement of John Ciaccia (a long term resident and author of a book on the subject)