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Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH): Annual Pilgrimage to Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial

What: AOH Annual Pilgrimage to Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial
When: August 24, 2019, leaving Provigo (6600 St-Jacques) at 9:00 am sharp, returning at 9:00 pm
Please register early: AOH-CANADA@bell.net 


The Irishman - Child of the Gael

The Irishman - Child of the Gael is a graphic novel that tells the story of the Irish coming to Canada. This work is based on a story by award winning Irish teller Mike Burns and G. Scott MacLeod's award winning film The Irishman - Child of the Gael. The graphic novel will be targeted to youth and schools to open up conversations and learning around immigration.

To see the trailer for the film go to https://vimeo.com/99198996 
http://thewateroflife.ca/films.html 

Synopsis: In The Irishman – Child of the Gael, our narrator, Sean recounts his maternal and paternal ancestors’ dramatic immigrant experiences in Canada from the 1800s to the early 20th century. Fleeing desperate conditions in Ireland, survival in the new world is a struggle of a different sort, involving quarantine, isolation and backbreaking employment, building the Victoria Bridge, constructing the railways and canals that will open Canada’s frontiers to trade and settlement.

If you would like further information on this project and how you might become involved, please contact G. Scott MacLeod at 514 487 8766; macleod_nine@hotmail.comhttps://www.gofundme.com/manage/the-irishman-child-of-gael-graphic-novel


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