Wednesday August 8, 2012
In 1926, Elsie Reford began transforming what was once her uncle's fishing camp into a garden. That garden, Les Jardins de Métis or, the Reford Gardens, first opened to the public 50 years ago and continues to welcome visitors from all over the world. At the end of the month, an original circus show, Qualia, will tell the story of the gardens and its founder, on site in Grand-Metis. We called up the creative team behind the show to find out how this unique tribute is coming together...
Categories: Lower St-Lawrence, Rachelle Solomon
Tuesday August 7, 2012
A book written 52 years ago captures so much of the history of the Lower Saint Lawrence, with stories and anecdotes from both permanent and summer residents. Two new editions of Alice Sharples Baldwin's "Métis Wee Scotland of the Gaspé" were released today. Alexander Reford, president of Heritage Lower Saint Lawrence, piloted the project and explained what this classic means to the community.