Monday, July 22, 2024
HighlightNews

History on display at Parc Cadieux

Groupe L’Île du Grand Calumet unveiled their first project on Sunday, featuring a sign detailing the life of Jean Cadieux and the history of the island to the fur trade. From left: Philippe La Salle and Mike Lamothe unveil the new sign at 92 chemin des Outaouais on Sunday morning.
Pictured, Philippe La Salle also unveiled a light and marker, to illuminate the monument’s location at the Parc Cadieux.

Donald Teuma-Castelletti
CALUMET ISLAND
Sept. 30, 2018
One group on Grand Calumet Island are seeking to put their home’s history on the forefront of everyone’s minds, starting with one of Canada’s best-known fur traders.
Groupe L’Île du Grand Calumet unveiled their first project Sunday morning at Parc Cadieux, revealing a sign detailing the life of Jean Cadieux, a traditional song dedicated to him, and general facts about the island itself.
“It’s a story from the island and a lot of people came to see the monument, and if it looks like hell, it’s not nice,” said Philippe La Salle, of honouring the island’s history.
La Salle, his daughter Guylaine La Salle, and Mike Lamothe have been working as the Groupe L’Île du Grand Calumet because they want to make sure the island’s history is not forgotten. Philippe said his hopes are that their work will continue to attract tourists, but that he also wants the locals to enjoy it, and learn from it.

FREE ACCESS FOR EQUITY SUBSCRIBERS

This article is available free to all subscribers to The Equity. If you are a subscriber, please enter your email address and password below.

SET UP YOUR ONLINE ACCOUNT

If you are a subscriber but have not yet set up your online account, please contact Liz Draper at liz@theequity.ca to do so.

HOW TO BECOME A SUBSCRIBER

To become a subscriber to The Equity, please use our Subscribe page or contact liz@theequity.ca