[ Invitation ]
A.B.C Stratégies, also known as Connecteurs, is pleased to invite you to its latest Discovery-Café – the 5th this year – which will showcase the Outaouais region’s Living-Heritage, the era of the timber rafts – their creation and navigation – which has been brought to the City of Gatineau’s attention with the support of the Conseil québécois du patrimoine vivant.
What is a ‘Living-Heritage’, you may ask ? A Living-Heritage is a technical term that has two constituents: a specific knowledge or expertise and a citizen or a group, engaged in the transmission of this unique expertise; they are called the ‘bearers of tradition’.
Here, in this region, two groups, “Columbo II” and “One Last River Run”, recreated the extraordinary adventure of the Raftsmen on the river. We are pleased to bring them together, finally, to give us a first-hand account of their shared experience.
Event : The Flow of History Between Two Shores. Open to all & free admission
Date / time : Wednesday, November 21, 2018 – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Location : ZIBI Site, Building 543. 6 Booth Street (Albert Island), Ottawa
Speakers – Rick Henderson, Barbara and Peter Haughton, Tom Stevenson, Fred Blackstein, Michael McBane, Pierre Bertrand, Dominique Champeau.
The Raftsmen and Log Drivers have shaped our history and landscape, and we are the heirs of that legacy. By identifying this Living-Heritage of the Outaouais, the City of Gatineau would be making a strong symbolic gesture of recognition of a major influence in its own development — Rick Henderson, a direct descendant of Philemon Wright.
We are honoured to make our presentation at the Chaudière Falls site, a highly symbolic site for the entire National Capital Region and one that directly reflects the Philemon Wright National Museum project — Dominique Champeau, navigator.
We warmly thank Theia Partners and Dream Unlimited Corp. for their hospitality, especially Jeff Westeinde, Rodney Wilt, Scott Simpson and Jennifer Gibbs. We also thank the Brasseurs du Temps for their collaboration and loyalty — Alexander Pampalon, coordinator of A.B.C Strategies.
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Ambre-Jade Rivière, Communications and Artistic Cultural Development, (819) 500-9109 firstname.lastname@example.org