know that in 1950, the big stink in
after politicians,” says Tom Esliger. “It is
business as usual on Good Friday? At the
same time, there were concerns about the
imagine the hard-boiled hack who pounded
a pictorial tribute to some “real pioneers,”
out those stories on a manual typewriter,
James McEvoy, and his wife, Bridget Kelly,
who arrived fromKing’s County, Ireland in
a fedora perched on his head.
But, we digressed, did we not?
The spirit of the pioneers
acre farm in what was then Grenville
While research is usually a solitary and
the most popular leisure time pursuits in
roads, lakes after pioneer families. If it is
of the general public sporadically, usually
who live on McEvoy Road, and Normand
ever built, the new town hall could have a
when an anniversary rolls around.
Délisle are the Grenville-sur-la-Rouge
This trend may reflect a lot of factors –
spot where themunicipality’s history could
parish in L’Orignal is celebrating its 175 th
the population is aging, the winters are
In a way, they are blazing trails
getting longer, more people are computer
There are plans to research the Campbell
anniversary. As is customary, a committee is
themselves, initiating a grass-roots
and Internet savvy, research is addictive.
clan while Normand Délisle continues to
preparing a book recounting the salient
movement that will eventually lead to a
The search for insight into our ancestors
collect more information on the Dwyers.
chapters of the village’s story. Plus, in 2012,
can be a form of escapism. The world has
He came to know theDwyer family, who
St-Bernardin will be commemorating the
those who came before us.
lived near the Rouge River from 1828 to
centennial of the foundation of its parish.
The trio’s first concrete accomplishment
Thesewords are being produced on a piece
1966, when he began restoring the family’s
Let us take a brief stroll down memory
is the salute to the McEvoys, whose photos
of technology which will become obsolete
abandoned log home years ago. He came
now hang in the Pointe-au-Chêne library.
across all sorts of photos, letters and cards
François Provost, from the West Indies Co.,
But this will not be the group’s last
Consider that cassettes, bulky portable
that had been left behind.
received a seigneurie of about 23,000 acres at
achievement as it strives to preserve the
phones and record players are antiques.
Pointe-à-L’Orignac on the Ottawa River,
area’s rich, and often neglected, past.
They are so 1980. Now consider howmuch
who put together an exhibition recounting
according to the L’Orignal and Longueuil
life has evolved since 1880.
the histories of long-established families in
years back, he was one of the people who
We panic when we hear that we may be
Grenville-sur-la-Rouge. About 150 people
government separated the land in Lower
fought tooth and nail to convince Grenville-
getting 15 centimetres of snow.
came from far and wide to pore over
Canada and Upper Canada, the seigneurie
documents and photographs of the Dwyer,
was suddenly located in the newprovince of
municipal route. That experience no doubt
who arrived here and began carving out
McTague, Hall, McEvoy, McGill and
Upper Canada designated for the English
coloured his perception of politicians.
new lives in the wilderness, without the
Esliger has now begun lobbying the
benefit of the Weather Channel.
Nathaniel Hazard Treadwell, bought the
municipality to support the heritage
A digger can easily get lost in the past,
buffs to keep digging, sometimes literally.
committee’s mission. It would behoove the
whether it is accessed through cyberspace
municipality to name public places, streets,
discovered an ancient headstone that was
he encountered the usual obstacles. He ran
the more tactile and sensation-satisfying
broken and covered in moss, they got a
into zoning problems. The government of
old-fashioned paper trace.
shovel and brushes and revealed the grave
Ontario was not quick to accept regulations
A computer mouse is efficient but cold.
that had been enacted when the land was in
While going through a stack is a hands-
Of course, the Grenville-sur-la-Rouge
Québec. Then there was a war, Treadwell
on and time-consuming task, nothing can
group of three is not alone.
was deemed to be an “alien enemy” and his
match the smell and feel of old newsprint –
There are countless numbers of history
land was confiscated.
which always must be handled with care.
lovers around the globe who are constantly
Anyway, there are legions of fascinating
Yes, it is easy to lose focus and get
using every research tool available to learn
and proper that we remember these real
that dealt with old issues. Hey! Did you
is rivalling bird-watching and gardening as
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Volunteers will be on hand at the
centre, located at the Hawkesbury
Public Library, to greet visitors and
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genealogical documents. A door prize
will be drawn.
Visitors who wish to do so will
have the opportunity to join the
society while members are invited to
renew their membership.
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The 27th edition of the Hawkesbury
Industrial Hockey Tournament will be
held from March 4 to 6 at the Robert
Hartley Sports Complex.
The tournament is open to all
businesses and industries in Prescott-
Russell and the surrounding regions.
Teams will be playing in one of four
divisions: Pierre Lauzon (local
businesses); Luc Turpin (regional
and Denise Lauzon (women’s division).
To register, contact Luc Turpin at
613 632-9632; André Pilon at 613 632-
4552 (cell: 613 676-0189); or the
tournament president, Pierre Lauzon at
613 636-0378 (cell : 613 677-1095). Each
year, hundreds of hockey enthusiasts
come together at the sportsplex to play
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