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Check out our Public Events Calendar for events related to COM-Unity's Year 3 projects!

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May 30, 2022

We Belong Together: Celebrating Quebec’s English-Speaking Communities

A showcase of the exciting projects from Year 2 of the COM-Unity initiative. 

Join us on May 30, 2022, from 12 pm to 5 pm, at Concordia’s 4TH SPACE and online via Zoom for a celebration of Quebec’s English-speaking communities

This event - hosted by the amazing Catherine Verdon-Diamond - will showcase the exciting projects that the partner groups forming the COM-Unity Project have been working on over the past year. They explore the theme of Belonging through poignant videos, candid discussions and reflections, moving interviews with seniors, inspiring spoken word and arts-based projects and heritage initiatives and involve hundreds of English-speaking Quebecers of all ages from around the province.

How can you participate? Attend the event in person (please note that there might be restrictions on the number of people attending in person) or online by registering for the Zoom meeting or watching live on 4th Space's YouTube channel.

May 13, 2022

What We Choose To Remember

The feature-length documentary film What We Choose To Remember will be premiered at the Hudson Film Festival on May 13. There will be two live, in-person screenings, a 2pm matinee screening and an 8pm screening, both followed by a Q&A with the director, Guy Rex Rodgers. 

The film tells the story of the many waves of immigration that have brought English-speaking communities to Quebec.  Each wave, from the first English-speakers who arrived after 1760 to the most recent immigrants in the 21st century, has come to a land that offered particular opportunities and challenges. 

Tickets and information can be found here.

February 2, 2022 - 7 p.m.

Black History of the Eastern Townships

Dr. Sunita Nigam shares her research into the Black history of the Eastern Townships during a special lecture at McGreer Hall, Bishop's University, in Lennoxville, beginning at 7 p.m. The lecture coincides with the official launch of accompanying virtual and outdoor exhibitions that Dr. Nigam is curating for the Eastern Townships Resource Centre (ETRC), in partnership with QAHN.

February 10-13, 2022

Quebec Virtual Genealogy Conference 2022

The Quebec Geneaology eSociety hosts the Quebec Virtual Genealogy Conference 2022, with a special focus on researching ancestors belonging to minority cultural and ethnic communities.

February 23, 2022 - 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Heritage Online Show & Tell

Looking for community ideas that inspire and educate? The Heritage Online Show & Tell event this winter takes place from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. via Facebook Livestream. Tune in to meet QAHN's Belonging project partners as they present their local initiatives. (Program details will be available at www.qahn.org and the QAHN facebook page in the coming weeks.)

December 17, 2021

Launch of Belonging Project Part II

The Belonging Project Part II virtual installation is a safe space of expression for Black Queer English speaking artists living in Quebec to explore the meaning of belongingness.

December, 2021

Quebec Heritage News

Watch for publication of the Winter issue of Quebec Heritage News magazine, featuring in-depth stories about the Quebec community groups taking part in QAHN's Belonging ∓ Identity project this year to preserve and share local English-speaking history and culture.

November 3, 2021

Picturing Quebec's Recruits

The Canadian Centre for the Great War launches its new interactive digital exhibit, Picturing Quebec's Recruits, which lets visitors learn about the personal experiences of soldiers from across Quebec who served their country during World War I.

October 29, 2021

In search of Irish Mile End

The community history group, Mile End Memories, launches a public research project, In search of Irish Mile End, to trace the historic legacy of Irish families from the neighbourhood who at one time formed the largest English-speaking Catholic parish in the city of Montreal. Anyone with a connection to this history is invited to contact Justin Bur at info@mile-end.qc.ca..

October 24, 2021

Poster of the Show and Tell Event

5th annual Eastern Townships Heritage Fair

Come and join the members of the historical societies and museums from the Eastern Townships for a virtual “Show and Tell” of interesting objects and fascinating stories from their collections.

Watch the Heritage Fair live on the QAHN Facebook page or please register in advance for this Zoom event.

June 10, 2021

Celebrating COM-Unity This is Us

Celebrating COM-Unity: This is Us

Join us on Thursday, June 10th, 2021 at 12 noon for a celebration of Quebec’s English-speaking community. Exciting new videos and thought-provoking presentations created by six community groups over the past year will be debuted. These projects, involving hundreds of English-speaking Quebecers of all ages from around the province, were all inspired by the theme of Belonging.

Discover how Quebec’s English-speakers see themselves in surprising artistic creations from youth, poignant videos from the Black community, touching interviews with seniors, and much more!

Event Recording

March 15, 2021

Microphone

Lecture Logos Readings and Kola Magazine

Lectures Logos Readings, in collaboration with the Black Community Resource Centre and Kola, invites you to the following event: a zoom discussion, in French and English, on the theme of literature and community building as it relates to Montreal’s Black communities. The panelists will be Elena Stoodley, Webster, Jason Selman and Blossom Thom. Nigel Thomas will be the moderator.

March 11, 2021

Sense of Belonging Forum

The Sense of Belonging Forum

Y4Y: You Are Here

Y4Y will be hosting speakers, who are part of the heritage, culture and arts sectors from different regions across Québec to discuss how their works have reflected their communities' sense of belonging.

February 11, 2021

West Can

West Can Folk Performing Arts Company

The Community Belonging Project

A workshop featuring folk dancing.

February 9, 2021

QAHN talk

QAHN

Heritage Show and Tell Online

Ten communities, ten great projects, from portable exhibits to smart-phone walking tours: Here's your chance to meet heritage leaders from across Quebec who are finding novel ways to share and preserve their local history in spite of pandemic closures.

February 6, 2021 @ 6:30pm

Community Trivia Night

Y4Y: You Are Here

Community & Trivia Night

Outaouais Youth Cultural Ambassador Holly will be hosting a conversation that focuses on community paired with a challenging virtual Trivia round. Prizes to be won! Join us!

February 8, 2021 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm EST

West Can

West Can Folk Performing Arts Company

The Community Belonging Project

A workshop featuring folk dancing.

February 8, 2021 @ 7:00pm - 8:30pm EST

Microphone

Lecture Logos Readings and Kola Magazine

Building Bridges via Literature and Dialogue

Lectures Logos Readings, in collaboration with the Black Community Resource Centre and Kola, invites you to the following event: a zoom discussion, in French and English, on the theme of exile and alienation as it relates to Montreal’s Black communities. The discussants will be Marina Mathieu, Evans Chuba, Téa Long, and Kym Dominique-Ferguson. Maguy Métellus will be the moderator.

February 4, 2021 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm EST

West Can

West Can Folk Performing Arts Company

The Community Belonging Project

A workshop featuring storytelling.

February 4, 2021 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm EST

Y4Y: You Are Here

Eastern Townships Scavenger Hunt

Eastern Townships Scavenger Hunt

Join us for a scavenger hunt on the theme of belonging to the Eastern Townships! Chance to win a $40 gift card to Pizzéria No900.

February 1, 2021 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm EST

West Can

West Can Folk Performing Arts Company

The Community Belonging Project

A workshop featuring storytelling.

January 27, 2021 @ 6:00pm EST

Kahoot Night in the Gaspé

Y4Y: You Are Here

Kahoot Night

Y4Y's Youth Cultural Ambassador alongside volunteers representing the Gaspé region will be hosting an online Kahoot night!

January 28, 2021 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm EST

West Can

West Can Folk Performing Arts Company

The Community Belonging Project

A workshop featuring drumming and folk songs.

January 28, 2021 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm EST

Y4Y: You Are Here

Open Mic MontrealQuebec

Poetry Open Mic Night

Montréal & Québec City's Poetry Open Mic Night. Come with a piece of poetry inspired by the prompts or your life in Québec City/Montréal. Sign up by January 27 at midnight in order to secure a slot for the open mic. If you don’t want to share a piece of poetry feel free to enjoy the performances of others as we poetry and chill.

January 26, 2021 @5:00pm EST

Y4Y: You Are Here

Virtual Bannock night

Virtual Bannock Bake

Lower North Shore Youth Cultural Ambassador Honlee will be hosting a virtual bannock bake on January 26th!

January 25, 2021 from 6:00pm - 7:00pm EST

West Can

West Can Folk Performing Arts Company

The Community Belonging Project

A workshop featuring drumming and folk songs.

January 25, 2021 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm EST

Microphone

Lecture Logos Readings and Kola Magazine

Building Bridges via Literature and Dialogue

Social justice, moderated by H Nigel Thomas. Activities include readings and dialogue.

January 11, 2021 @ 7:00pm - 8:30pm EST

Microphone

Lecture Logos Readings and Kola Magazine

Building Bridges via Literature and Dialogue

Montreal Black community and the media, moderated by Maguy Métellus. Activities include readings and dialogue.

December 17 @ 6:30pm EST

Poster for the December 17 event

You Are Here: An Exploration of English-speakers’ Heritage, Culture and Communities in Quebec

Alongside their Youth Cultural Ambassadors, Y4Y will be hosting an inter-generational conversation featuring youth and community organization representatives. Regions will be paired with one another and discuss 3 topics: heritage, culture and community.

November 30 @ 17:30 EST

Poster for the November 30 event

Little Burgundy - A Historic Gemstone

Y4Y Quebec's You Are Here Project will be exploring the neighbourhood of Little Burgundy in this virtual event. Our Youth Cultural Ambassadors Irmak and Rayana will hold an open discussion about the impact of the neighbourhood in Montreal, and present the importance of its roots within the English-Speaking community in Quebec. The event will include an interactive map that tells local stories about Little Burgundy, and those who call it home.

November 27 @ 13:00 EST

Poster for the November 27 event

Connecting Roots in the Pontiac and Beyond

This event will be exploring the history of the Pontiac area in the Outaouais region. Our cultural ambassador has partnered with the Pontiac Archives and will be presenting this event virtually.

November 26 @ 18:30 EST

Poster for the November 26 event

The Battle of the Plains of Abraham: An Interactive Online Presentation & Trivia Night

In partnership with the Battlefields Commission, our Youth Cultural Ambassador will host an interactive online presentation and finish off with a fun trivia night.

November 26 @ 18:00 EST

Poster for the November 26 event

Jeopardy Night: The History of the Eastern Townships

Alongside Y4Y Québec's Estrie Regional Table Committee, we will be hosting a virtual Jeopardy night focusing on the history of the Eastern Townships. There will be prizes!