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Riding to Graduation

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joey riding his tractor to his high school graduation

 

During the coronavirus pandemic, one rural student in the Eastern Townships of Quebec made his high school graduation memorable by the ride he took to the outdoor ceremony in Magog.  Louise Abbott produced a short video titled Riding to Graduation to commemorate the event:

https://vimeo.com/434151227

 

In the Morning Light

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In the course of work on a documentary called Spring Fever about life on family farms during the coronavirus pandemic, Louise Abbott and Niels Jensen spent a morning shooting footage at a Townships dairy farm. Louise then made this short observational video.

In the Morning Light

https://vimeo.com/423827951

 

McGowan House

Niels Jensen has been engaged to document the well-known lodge in Georgeville, Quebec, known as McGowan House, which will be dismantled in late 2020 and then replaced with a new inn. He created a short video with his drone:

https://vimeo.com/386311408

 

Driving into the Past / Un voyage dans le passé

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Rural Route Communications is pleased to announce that Louise Abbott's latest documentary (Driving into the Past) was presented by the municipality of Canton de Stanstead, QC, on October 4, 2019, in the Narrows Bridge (Lake Memphremagog) to celebrate the official classification of the bridge as a historic monument.

The film was also presented by the Colby-Curtis Museum in Stanstead, QC, in early December and in Stanbridge East in February.

Upcoming screenings: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all screenings have been cancelled. The film is now available for viewing online: 

https://vimeo.com/364148234 (English version)

https://vimeo.com/364524417 (Version bilingue)

Monday, March 16, 2020, 7 p.m., Larrimac Golf Club, 1148, Rte. 105, Chelsea, QC  (Hosted by the Gatineau Valley Historical Society)

https://www.gvhs.ca/ 

Sunday, July 12, 2020, 2 p.m., St. Andrew's Church Hall, 1169 Rte 243, Canton de Melbourne J0B 2B0. (Hosted by the Richmond County Historical Society. Contact Info: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 819-826-1332)

The film runs 42 minutes and is the first documentary to be made on the history of covered bridges in Quebec.

Il y a une version bilingue du film. Nos remerciements à la MRC Memphrémagog, au Canton de Stanstead, et au Ministère de la Culture et des Communications pour leur assistance financière.

 

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Narrows Bridge, Lake Memphremagog / Pont Narrows, Lac Memphrémagog (Photo: Louise Abbott)

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Nepawa Bridge, Lake Abitibi / Pont Nepawa, Lac Abitibi (Photo: Louise Abbott)

These two bridges are the only covered bridges that cross a lake in Quebec.

Ces deux ponts sont les seuls ponts couverts qui traversent un lac au Québec.

 
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