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Thetford Mines

Raymond Setlakwe of the Setlakwe Mode stores

R Setlakwe March 2013.jpgThere are three Setlakwe Mode stores: One in Ste-Marie, another in Disraeli, and the largest is in Thetford Mines. That's where our Rachelle Solomon met Raymond Setlakwe, 84, whose grandfather, more than 100 years ago, founded the first store to carry the family name.  The former senator talked about his family's history, his passion for politics and for the region he's always called home.
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"Memoirs of the English-Speaking Community," Thetford Mines book launch

Thetford book launch - Etienne and Ned.jpgLast week on Breakaway, we heard about "Memoirs of the English-Speaking Community: Bridging Generations in the Quebec City and the Chaudière-Appalaches Region."  The book is a collection of interviews written by students about senior members in their community.  Our Rachelle Solomon was at the second book launch, this one in Thetford Mines, where she met some of the project participants. 

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"Memoirs of the English-Speaking Community," Quebec City book launch

Memoirs - Quebec City book launch.JPGLast week in Quebec City (tomorrow in Thetford Mines) a book of memoirs was launched. Written by Sec 4 students from Quebec High School, St-Patrick's High School, and A.S. Johnson, more than 30 English-language seniors told their stories to 60 students. The result is a book of living history called Memoirs of English-Speaking Community: Bridging Generations in Quebec City and the Chaudière-Appalaches Region. Jacquie was at the Quebec City launch and spoke with some of the participants.
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