Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Grand Pre Nova Scotia Announcement

TALKS at Grand-Pré Saturday, July 24, 2010
Thème: Land to Remember, Land to Settle Master of Ceremonies: Jean Gaudet
(1) PHILIPPE BASQUE 10:00 - 11:00 am (talk in French)
Monseigneur Auguste Allard, toujours pour l’église-souvenir
From his parish in Bathurst, Monsignor Allard (1884-1970) took an active part in projects related to the Memorial Church in Grand-Pré. Philippe Basque will talk about the dedication of this priest from East Bathurst to the Acadian cause and to Grand-Pré National Historic Site.
Philippe Basque has occupied the position of historian at the Village Historique Acadien in Caraquet since 2008. He ensures that this historic site is an accurate representation of Acadian life from 1770 to 1949. He is responsible for training the guides and ensuring the quality of the interpretative activities. He is also the editor of the journal Revue d’histoire de la Société Nicolas-Denys. (2) MAURICE BASQUE 11 h 00 - 12 h 00 (talk in French)
La Péninsule acadienne : histoire d’un peuplement pluriel In the late 18th century, the Acadian Peninsula became a new home for Acadian, British, French, and Loyalist settlers. Maurice Basque will examine the geopolitical and socioeconomic backdrop of this diverse population. He will show how the area known as Lower Gloucester gradually became the very heart of 20th century Acadian identity.
Before becoming the first director of the new Institut d’études acadiennes, the prominent historian Maurice Basque served as director of Acadian studies at the Université de Moncton for ten years. He has published numerous articles and books, including Histoire d’Otho Robichaud et de sa famille, notables acadiens de Port-Royal et de Néguac and Entre Baie et Péninsule : histoire de Néguac. He is the author of two chapters in the collective work The ‘Conquest’ of Acadia, 1710: Imperial, Colonial, and Aboriginal Constructions. He is a regular commentator on Radio-Canada.
~ LUNCH served on the premises, prepared by the Ami(e)s de Grand-Pré ($5.00) ~
(3) NADINE BELLIVEAU 12:45 - 1:00 (en français); 1:00 - 1:15 (en anglais) Mon jardin – piste de création / My Garden – a Creative Path
Professional artist Nadine Belliveau will give a short presentation in French and in English on the process that led her to create her painting called “My Garden.” A graduate of NSCAD, Nadine Belliveau taught in the Education Department at Université Sainte-Anne from 1980 to 2008 and has been exposing her paintings since 1974. Her gallery is located in Belliveau’s Cove. She is the artist in residence at Grand-Pré National Historic Site this summer. Her exhibit Tu es pierre : fondations d’une identité (You are stone, foundations of an identity) will be on display at Grand-Pré from July 23 to September 5. (4) JULIAN GWYN 1:30 - 2:30 pm (talk in English)
The Land and Sea for the Acadians and the New England Planters: Similarities and Differences
Julian Gwyn will offer a comparative study showing how two very different societies and cultures behaved successively while using the same soil and surrounding seas.
Professor emeritus at the University of Ottawa, Julian Gwyn taught British colonial history and early American history. He has published numerous books, including Excessive Expectations: Maritime Commerce and the Economic Development of Nova Scotia, 1740-1870. To mark the 250th anniversary of the massive arrival of the New England Planters, he has just published four booklets on the townships of Newport, Falmouth, Horton and Cornwallis, commissioned by the Kings Hants Heritage Connection. (5) PAUL DELANEY 2:30 - 3:30 pm (talk in English)
Winslow’s List Explained
Paul Delaney will examine Lieutenant Colonel John Winslow’s famous list of the Acadians living in the Grand-Pré area in 1755. He will discuss the nature and purpose of the list, the methodology he used to decipher it, and the new insights the study has yielded.
Professor of English at the Université de Moncton, Paul Delaney has been conducting research on the deportations of the Acadians for many years. His publications include: “The Pembroke Passenger List Reconstructed,” “The Acadians Deported from Chignectou to ‘les Carolines’ in 1755: Their Origins, Identities and Subsequent Movements,” and “The Chronology of the Deportations and Migrations of the Acadians, 1755-1816.” He is a member of the Acadian Odyssey Commission which established the project for the international commemoration of the Grand Dérangement.
6) Guided visit by Lary Brown: Trees of the Acadian Forest at Grand-Pré 4:15 pm
A graduate in forestry specializing in natural resource management, Lary Brown worked as a naturalist, interpreter and interpretation planner at Fundy, Kouchibouguac and Gros Morne National Parks. Since the 1990s, he has worked at Parks Canada as Natural and Cultural Heritage Resource manager for the Atlantic Region.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

My dream regarding Genealogy

As many of you know,Ancestry has a show on television called who do you think you are, it is published on Fridays on NBC . It is a seven part show,tracing the families of seven celebrities.
I have watched the first two episodes,I really enjoyed the second one where they traced this black man's line back to slavery and he found out he had white blood and also his great great great grandmother came from the coast of Africa and he went there. Next Friday they will be tracing someone else. I am anxious to see Brooke Shield and Susan Sarandon's lines.
What intrigues me is going back to the land of our ancestors, mine go back to Sussex England on my paternal side and to Amboise France on my maternal side. I want to know more about my ancestors. Now I have a line it was known as Chase here, but I traced it through a land grant to the surname Chate and lo and behold I found them in Deptford England, then in Cuckfield England and in Henfield England. The name has various spelling,Chase,Chate,Cheat,Chatt,I am wondering if they were not originally from France and known at Chatte. Now a new surname has arisen,Bennetts from St Giles Camberwell Middlesex England. This would be the line of my Nanette Rose married to Abraham Chase. The excitement grows as I find even a date or location. A few years back a professor Marius Damboise went to Amboise France and he found the baptism of the first Barthelemy Bergeron to arrive in France, we were led to believe that Barthelemy was the son of Antoine Bergeron and Catherine Scarron but not so, there were no baptism for any other Barthelemy there and his parents were Rene Bergeron and Anne Dagault.
Now as I am very curious I would like to know more about this Rene and Anne.Maybe one day.
So my dream would be to complete my family tree,go back as far as I can.
If you have not begun tracing your family, you don't know what you are missing. There may be some great stories along the way.My Barthelemy served under Iberville, he ran a bakery in Montreal, he sailed up and down the Bay of Fundy where the rocks and Cape Enrage are.
Do you have time on your hands? Would you like to do something different? Then start tracing your family tree, it is a very interesting and can be very addictive too.
Changing the subject, as you know I have a gallery, you can see it at the bottom of this page, I am now creating men's shoes, along with women and childrens. There are two kinds of men's shoes , hi rise and lo rise, they are Keds athletic shoes worn my famous folks. I hope you will check mine out at*
Until next time have a great day, thank you for stopping by

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Where is Aline?

That must be the question circulating on the web the last few weeks. Well on Feb.22 I had foot surgery and I really ,honestly believed I would be up and about within a few days. Not so.
To make matters worse, thought I was smart and decided to try the crutches first day, bad bad mistake. I fell. So off to the Emergency I went. Didn't damage the surgery, but sure had a lot of pain. A few days after that , I noticed a rash on my jaw line, I figured it was from the pillow or sofa, thought nothing of it, but the next morning it was spreading, so I read the side effects from my pills, oh no a rash can occur meaning an allergic reaction,so back to the Emergency I went.
The doctor came it and said "My dear you have the "Shingles". I could not believe it, I have never had them before. So I am on pills for that too. Yesterday back to the Emergency ,the doctor removed the stitches in my foot ,(talk about hurt) he said it was because the stitches were very tight and then he bandaged my toe really tight to keep it straight and left the pin in my other toe to be removed in three weeks. I haven't walked yet, I will need to walk on my heel, am not very brave right now. But I am going to get a Boot Cast as soon as I can have someone take me, it is like a shoe with a small heel. I hope it will give me more steady support.
Now that is what happened to me, my friend was suppose to help me at home and didn't he land in the hospital the second day, he has a bad heart and when he went to the hospital they transferred him to a heart hospital for heart surgery, he will be getting a quadruple bypass.
So as you can see, I have a good reason for not blogging. Today I was wheeled here for a little while so I decided to come and blog.
I did a few more articles for my store, and I also sold a postcard today, yeaaaa. But it is going to take me a little while longer to get back to normal. Right now my foot is getting a little numb.
So I will say bye for now,keep checking back,I did not want you to think I stopped blogging,
Have a great day
Thanks for the visit