Saturday, January 26, 2013

Leeds and Grenville OGS Involved with Marking Lost Cemetery

A long-neglected cemetery connected to the House of Industry that is now Maple View Lodge near Athens, Ontario will be cordoned off this spring with a fence surrounding approximately 150 gravesites.

The facility was built in 1895, it was the first house for the poor east of Toronto, and it could hold 90 'inmates'. Among the first inmates were 38 Canadians, 15 Irish, nine English, two French and two Americans.

Leeds and Grenville Branch of the OGS has been busy with the project, and if you want to know more about it, you can go to the Brockville Recorder newspaper site at
The Leeds and Grenville ranch of the OGS websuite is at

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Lynda Baril is preparing a “coffee table book” on ladies’ ice hockey history in Quebec.

Since the 1890s, women have been playing, among other places, in Montreal, Sherbrooke, Quebec City, Three-Rivers and Lachute. And Anglo-Quebecers (English) have been the real pioneers of the game in the province.

So, if you have stories to share or old pictures (1890-1940) of Quebec women’s teams or action shots of women playing hockey, she be very grateful if you could contact her at

To read more about the subject, go to the following sites -

The 10 Best Quebec Women's Hockey Players of All Time

List of ice hockey teams in Quebec

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