Les Sentiers de Gore included in its mission a cultural aspect to fill a gap in our community and arouse the taste for the history and culture of our region.
The municipality of the Canton de Gore counts among his illustrious residents, past and current, people who told the lifestyle of the pioneers in the region. One of them, Margaret Cook was a little known author but how much important for our region. She published Land Possessed in 1969, a novel which, although fictitious, presents us Irish people families (Catholics and Protestants) which traveled all around the territory at the end of the XIXth century, from Mille-Iles to Lachute, via Tchewsbury.
Les Sentiers de Gore undertook the digitalization of the book for republishing it. However, its translation and republishing is kept on ice since we didn't manage to get the copyright's owner the permission yet.
Meanwhile, we shall make a reading of the stage adaptation of the novel of Mrs. Cook written by Don Stewart (Nature's Victory) whose first performance was presented in Morin Heights in 2005. We are in the process of translating this adaptation.
We plan that at the end of October, 2018, a Margaret Cook' weekend be organized. So two representations of the play will be presented (one in English, the other one in French) and one music and Irish dance evening will be on the agenda.
Other details will follow...