Archive for June, 2013

Flotilla calls for 400 boats

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

The largest flotilla of boats, kayaks and canoes ever assembled on the Upper Ottawa River between L’Isle-Aux-allumettes and Pembroke will take place on Sunday, June 16, 2013.

This is to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Samuel de Champlain’s 1613 landing at Morrison Island on the Ottawa River just west of Chapeau, Quebec.

Launching for free is available from Fort William and Desjardinsville on the Quebec side and Pembroke Marina and Petawawa Point on the Ontario side.

Boats must pre-register.

A family picnic will be at Desjardinsville marina from 11 am to 7 pm.

400th anniversary of Samuel de Champlain’s 1613 landing at Desjardinsville

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

The largest flotilla of boats, kayaks and canoes ever assembled on the Upper Ottawa River between I’Isle-Aux-Allumettes and Pembroke will be take place on Sunday, June 16, 2013. Launching for free will take place from Fort William and Desjardinsville on the Quebec side and from Pembroke Marina and Petawawa Point on the Ontario side. A family picnic will be held at the Desjardinsville marina from 11 am to 7 pm. Boats must pre-register.
Info at 819-689-2410 or www.isle-aux-allumettes.com.

This event will be recorded at the Pontiac Archives as well as all other events pertaining to the 400th anniversary celebration.

Everyone Welcome- Open House 2013

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Pontiac Archives — 2013 Open House. Everyone welcome.

Drop by and meet with our helpful Archives Volunteers.

When: July 2, 3 & 4, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at 358 Main St, Shawville, Qc

An Amazing Collection of Local Information, Current and Historical including records on:

– Early Families and Family Trees, births, marriages and deaths;

– Towns, Businesses, Churches and Social Events;

– Various Sports Leagues through the Years,

– Local Participation in key Military Engagements, and much more.

Don’t have a family tree? Let our volunteers help you start one.