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Conférences passées
Conférences de 2010-11
  • October 2010: Pat Coombes, on Beaconsfield Golf Club, meeting held at the Beaconsfield Golf Club
  • November 18, 2010: Clifford Lincoln, on “Can we as individual change our world?”
  • January 20, 2011: Alain Ménard, on Vineyards in Québec (1860-1900), including the one in Beaconsfield
  • February 17, 2011: Virginia Bell, on the 50 years of the Briarwood Church in Beaconsfield
  • April 21, 2011: Allison Irwin, on NOVA Thrift Shops, describing the struggles and the chances they took when opening new stores (4 total) and also innovative ways of what they “do” with unusual items.
  • May 2011: Roy Wright, on the Kingdoms of the St. Lawrence Lawrence visited by Jacques Cartier… and their descendents"; from the writings of Jacques Cartier and the Sieur de Roberval, the history and culture of the indigenous Saint Lawrence Iroquoians, Mohawks and Hurons.




Conférences de 2009-10
  • October 2009 - Elizabeth Abbott, "Sir John Abbott"
  • November 2009 - Michel Forest, "Frederick Coburn"
  • January 2010 - Adrian Willison, "Kensington Gardens: World Class Architecture in Beaurepaire"
    • Adrian Willison talked about the Beaconsfield housing development built by his grandfather Darbyson.
  • February 2010 - Valerie Verity, "The role of the Métisse Woman" Valerie came down from Pointe Fortune to speak to us about Magdeleine Poitras the wife of John McDonnell who built the home that is currently known a the McDonnell-Williamson house in Pointe Fortune. They had a total of 12 children, the first six of whom were born out on the land while McDonnell was involved in the western fur trade. A very romantic story.


  • March 2010 - Pauline Faguy-Girard - Based on her years of research in our municipal files, Pauline spoke very informatively about Beaconsfield’s development.
  • April 2010 - Elizabeth Abbott - addressed the society on Reverend Joseph Abbott, who was the author of 'The Emigrant’, published in 1842.
  • May 20, 2010 - Yvonne Cousineau, "Guenet: The Man, The Legend" at Centennial Hall
    • Coinciding with the Beaconsfield 100 celebrations our speaker will reveal her findings about Jean Guenet, who was a very powerful, influential seventeenth century official, the procureur du roi, and the first landowner in Beaurepaire.



Conférences de 2008-09
  • November 2008, Elizabeth Abbott, Dr. Maude Abbott, our first woman doctor.
  • January 2009, Gilles Perron, “J. Léonide Perron, First Mayor of Beaconsfield, A man destined to be Prime Minister of Quebec", Centennial Hall.
  • February 2009, Jean-Louis Denis in the very atmospheric setting of the restored heritage property currently occupied by the Beaconsfield Yacht Club,  addressed the subject of his ancestor who was granted land in Baie d’Urfé in 1678.
  • March 2009, Gilles Laberge, "The Iroquoians of the St. Lawrence Valley" and showed some very interesting slides.
  • April 2009, Anne Collette, "West Island architects and architecture from the eighteenth century up to the 1950s".


Conférences de 2004-08


  • November 15th, 2007   Adrian Willison, “The American Revolution on Lake Saint Louis and its Shores”; Centennial Hall
  • January 2008: Pauline Faguy-Girard, Preview of some of her findings in the Minutes of the Beaconsfield City Council meetings 1910-1957
  • February 21st 2008, Mr. Rudolf Okker, “Benedict Arnold in the West Island”,  Centennial Hall
  • March 20th, 2008: Michel Belisle, “Fief Boisbriant - Senneville”, Media Room, Beaconsfield Library
  • April 17th, 2008: Patrick Campbell and Jean-Louis Denis,” Aviation is in the air of Beaconsfield” and Défilé of TCA/Air Canada stewardesses’ uniforms, the Annexe.


  • Mar 15th, 2007    Jean Morrison, “Living the Good Life as an oral history interviewer”


  • May 17th, 2007  Julie Boivin and Jennifer Ouellet, "Heritage Homes"; Herb Linder Annex

    Julie Boivin, architect, Bureau du patrimoine et de la toponymie, Ville de Monreal, introduced the Maisons rurales / Farm Houses project on the island of Montreal. Jennifer Ouellet, completing her M.A. in heritage conservation, made a PowerPoint presentation in French on "Les anciennes maisons de ferme de l’île de Montréal et de l’île Bizard". Also will be the launch of the new edition of our Walking Tour of Beaconsfield booklet.




  • February 15, 2006       The Right Honourable Francis Scarpaleggia
  • November 16, 2006      Mrs Evelyn McOuat (Bremner) speaking about Douglas Bremner, her father: important figure of our city, artist, musician, philanthropist and member of the Order of Canada



  • November 17, 2004     Mme Françoise Duguay, President of the Quebec Archeologists Association, "Excavations at Pointe Caron"
  • May 18, 2005  Douglas Jack, Typonomy of the Native Peoples of this area
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