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Quebec, Jun 20 (Canadian-Media): In recognition of the importance of historic societies in the Laurentians, in Quebec, and develop strategies to ensure their sustainability, a sum of $ 300,000 is granted as part of a sectoral development agreement by Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MAMH), media reports said.
Historic societies in the Laurentians. Image credit: laurentian.quebecheritageweb.com
“It is important to preserve history, because it is the memory of a people. I am pleased that the Laurentians are investing in this direction. Keeping track of what has been experienced over the years in the region is invaluable. Besides, I take this opportunity to sincerely thank all the guardians of our heritage, " Andrée Laforest, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing in a news release.
The aid granted would facilitate stocking of the situation of private archives in the Laurentians for the conservation and dissemination of this rich regional heritage, to develop coordination between historical societies and heritage organizations.
In addition, small and medium-sized municipalities in the territory who are struggling to manage their archives, preserve and distribute them, would be supported by this initiative.
“Thanks to this agreement, the historical societies and heritage committees of the Laurentians will be able to safeguard the history of the region...to developing a strong identity. By knowing their region better, citizens will be more proud of it and will become better ambassadors to highlight it, " Sylvie D'Amours, Minister responsible for Aboriginal Affairs and Minister responsible for the Laurentides region
“Through this agreement...the memory of the eight territories that make up our region, so rich in history and heritage, is preserved for future generations, " said Bruno Laroche , President of the Council of Prefects and Elected Officials of the Laurentides region and co-president of the regional committee for the selection of projects from the Support Fund for Regional Outreach.
“We are delighted with the interest and concrete support thus shown by decision-makers in the region with regard to the history and heritage of our territory. Our two organizations will make every effort to implement this agreement, for the benefit of all historical societies in the Laurentians, " said Benoît N. Legault, President of the Hautes-Laurentides History and Genealogy Society and Henri Prévost, President of the Rivière-du-Nord History Society.
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