May 27, 2015 - Cantley 1889 celebrated! GVHS annual awards dinner and book launch

It was an evening of celebration for Cantley at the Mont Cascades Golf Club on May 27, 2015. Three awards were presented to members of Cantley 1889. A special Cantley edition of "Up the Gatineau!" - volume 41 was launched at the Gatineau Valley Historical Society annual awards dinner. This occasion also marked the 5th anniversary of Cantley 1889. Keynote speaker was Cantley's Bob McClelland who spoke about Cantley - "The Settlement Years".

Award of Honour for Cantley's Tugboat Team

Awards were presented to Mary Holmes and Margaret Phillips for their work on local history.

We are especially proud that Cantley's "Tugboat Team" was given the award of honour " appreciation for your efforts to restore and preserve the E. Champagne and for transforming it into the focal point of a magnificent and creative historical community space for the Cantley community."

Cantley's restored tugboat with interpretative plaques are located in Parc Mary-Anne-Phillips, 47 ch Summer. Visitors welcome!

"Up the Gatineau!" volume 41- Cantley edition

Volume 41 of the Gatineau Valley Historical Society (GVHS) annual publication "Up the Gatineau!" is a special edition this year featuring ten original stories entirely about Cantley history. Topics include early pioneer and farm life as revealed in family diaries and notebooks, a story of the lost farm of Pleasant Valley, Cantley's famous sculpted rocks, discovering the Haycock Mine, Cantley's tugboat and logging heritage, one man's electric powerhouse on Blackburn Creek, Cantley's "Castle" - the William Connor Estate, Malak Karsh's cottage life in Cantley - see Volume 41 table of contents.

These unique and fascinating stories not only enable readers to discover Cantley's rich past but they also give regional significance and prominence to Cantley's history.

"Up the Gatineau!" - volume 41 is in English only ~ $10 ~ available at several local stores or order from Gatineau Valley Historical Society

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Cantley 1889 P.O. Box 81034 CP Touraine PO, Gatineau QC J8T 5L7

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