History: February 2013 Archives
Sunday February 17, 2013
More than 50 rare and special Scotches single-malts will be featured at the event.
Peter McAuslan, founder, president and CEO of McAuslan Brewing is a spokesperson for the event. He's a past president of the St Andrew's Society of Montreal and is on the board for the Chair in Canadian-Scottish studies. Brian McQueenie is co-director of Ouidram, the group that organized this tasting of fine whiskeys. They join Sonali Karnick in studio.
Saturday February 9, 2013
English-speaking Quebecers across the province are invited to digitally record stories about the people, places and events that have helped shape their lives.
Their stories live on the StoryNet website.
Dwane Wilkin heads up the project. He joins Sonali Karnick in our Sherbrooke studio.
(Left, storytellers Lina Condo and Terry Barter in Richmond; photo courtesy of StoryNet)
Sunday February 3, 2013
The Richelieu River has seen a lot of action over the centuries. Historically it provided an important link between Quebec and New York - and a route for the military during the 18th-century French and Indian War, the American Revolution and the War of 1812.
The flotsam and jetsam of that distant past are still being found on the riverbed, from arrowheads to bayonets to silver coins and shoe buckles.
Starting this coming Friday, you can see some of those discoveries at the Dorval Museum of Local History and Heritage. The exhibit is called Treasures from the Richelieu River.
Sean Gilmore and Derek Grout are the two divers who have spent years retrieving historical artefacts from the river. They tell Ainslie MacLellan about their finds.
(Above, a free blown snuff bottle, dated 1715; photo courtesy of Sean Gilmore)
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- Sat., 2 – John DeMont: "A Good Day's Work"
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- Sat., 24 – Retro aluminum Christmas trees in Dorval