Valcartier: A Story of Perseverance with Marion Paquet
Friday, April 28, 12:15 to 1 pm
Rotary Education Centre at the MacLaren
Barrie author Marion Paquet presents her new book Valcartier: A Story of Perseverance, a history of Irish and Scottish settlers in Quebec.
In Valcartier: A Story of Perseverance, Marion Paquet traces the emergence of a unique Canadian culture in the Quebec City region, which includes members of the Huron-Wendat Nation who moved from Georgian Bay to Quebec with the Jesuits. Paquet’s paternal ancestors are Master Weavers from Poitiers, France who arrived in Quebec in 1667, while her maternal ancestors are from Ballygorman, County of Armagh, Northern Ireland and from near Glasgow, Scotland who arrived just as Valcartier was being opened up for settlement in 1816.
Call ahead at (705) 720-1044 ext. 250 to pre-order your lunch at the Gallery Café. Please note: For groups, please notify the Gallery one week in advance as seating is limited in the Education Centre. With larger groups, all attendees may be hosted in an alternate gallery space, where food or drink is not permitted.