Calumet kicks off resident outreach with historian talk

The Calumet Island town council brought in a historian for a talk on the community’s roots and history on April 7, at the municipal hall. Roger Blanchette detailed how the French-speaking population thrived as a pocket within surrounding Anglophone groups.
Following the lecture, everyone was invited for a community meal downstairs. While the group enjoyed the lamb dinner, Councillor James Azola entertained with a bit of music.

Donald Teuma-Castelletti
CALUMET ISLAND
April 7, 2018
Residents of Calumet Island had the opportunity to learn about their home’s history on Saturday, when a guest speaker gave a lecture at the municipal hall.
In what will be the beginning of a series brought to the island by their council, Quebec historian, author and professor Roger Blanchette joined residents for a talk on how their home came to be.
Blanchette spoke about how the area developed, as a pocket of the French-speaking population lived amongst the surrounding Anglophone communities, and shared facts that surprised some guests. The discussion was held entirely in French and offered folks the chance to ask questions at the end of the talk.

 

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