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Šapoka, Adolfas

  • Person
  • 1906-1961

Dr. Adolfas Šapoka, born 1906-2-13 in Grybeliai, Lithuania, died 1961-3-9 in Toronto, Canada, was a professor, historian and newspaper editor. After graduating from the University of Lithuania in 1929, Dr. Šapoka pursued further study at the Universities of Prague (1930-1932) and Stockholm (1932). While working as a lecturer at the Vytautas Magnus University (1932-1940), he completed his doctorate in history in 1938, specializing in the relationship between Lithuania and Poland after the Union of Lublin in 1569. He was one of the authors and the editor of the substantial textbook "Lietuvos Istorija" (History of Lithuania, 1936). During the German occupation of Lithuania (1941-1943) he was an assistant professor at the University of Vilnius. Dr. Šapoka fled to Germany in advance of the Soviet occupation of Lithuania in 1944 after which he immigrated to Canada in 1948. From 1949 until his death in 1961, he was the editor of the Lithuanian Catholic weekly newspaper "Tėviškės Žiburiai" (Lights of the Homeland) published in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Šapoka authored a number of works for schools and the general public including "Lietuva, kraštas ir tauta" (1946) published in English as "Lithuania through the Ages" (1948), "Vilnius Lietuvos gyvenime" (1954) published in English as "Vilnius in the Life of Lithuanians" (1962) and "Senasis Vilnius" (Old Vilnius) published posthumously in 1963.

Čepas, Stasys, 1900-1980

  • Person

Stasys Čepas was born 1900-11-29 in Šašiai, Lithuania and died 1980-12-11 in Toronto, Canada. He attended the Lithuanian military academy and was part of its first group of graduates in 1919. After 4 years of active duty, Čepas became a reservist in 1923. He worked as a policeman from 1923 to 1930 before studying law at Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas. Fled Lithuania during World War II and immigrated to Canada.

Čepas, Silvestras, 1922-2003

  • Person

Dr. Silvestras Čepas, DVM, was born 1922-4-20 near Raseiniai, Lithuania and died 2003-9-1 in Toronto, Ontario. Having completed high school in Raseiniai and 4-1/2 years of veterinary studies at the Veterinary Academy in Kaunas, Dr. Čepas fled to Germany during World War II with his sister Marija, where he completed his veterinary studies at the University of Leipzig in 1945. He immigrated to Canada in 1947 and after learning English and after becoming certified as a veterinarian in Ontario went to work for Federal Department of Agriculture in the Meat Inspection Branch, being the first foreign trained veterinarian to do so. He spent his entire professional career in public service, from which he retired in 1987, after 37 years. Dr. Čepas was a very active member of the Lithuanian community in Toronto and Canada. In 1949 he was one of the founders of the Kanados Lietuvių Katalikų Kultūros Draugija (Canadian Lithuanian Catholic Cultural Association) "Žiburiai", the publisher of the Lithuanian weekly newspaper "Tėviškės Žiburiai"(Lights of the Homeland), of which he was the president for many years. He was also actively involved in the activities of the Kanados Lietuvių Bendruomenė (Lithuanian Canadian Community) serving as president of its Krašto Valdyba (National Executive) from 1968 to 1971. Dr. Čepas was also one of the founders of the Prisikėlimo Kredito Kooperatyvas (Resurrection Credit Union), serving as its president for its first 37 years. Dr. Čepas was also a director of the Kanados Lietuvių Fondas (Lithuanian Canadian Foundation) for a number of years, during which he served as both Chairman of the Board and President of the Executive Committee. Dr. Čepas was also an active member of the Resurrection Parish in Toronto and the Board of the Anapilis Christian Community Centre in Mississauga.

Événements Reesor Sding

  • Corporate body
  • 1963

In 1963, the strike of the unionized bush workers employed by the companies Spruce Falls Power and Paper in Kapuskasing and Kimberly-Clark Company in Longlac left an indelible mark on the history of the region and the country. It is the bloodiest strike in Canadian labour history. During the night of February 10-11 1963, some strikers were going to Reesor Siding (56 kilometres west of Kapuskasing) to tumble down the piles of wood that the “independent” bush workers, members of Chantier coopératif Val Rita-Harty, stacked at Reesor Siding. These strikers were trying to prevent the members of Chantier coopératif from sending their cut wood to the Spruce Falls paper mill, in Kapuskasing. When the strikers arrived at Reesor Siding, members of the Chantier coopératif opened fire; three strikers were killed and eight others were injured. This deadly conflict has divided the population and left deep scars in communities throughout the region.

Éditions Prise de parole

  • Corporate body
  • 1973-

Vouées à la promotion de la littérature de l'Ontario français, les Éditions Prise de Parole ont été fondées en 1973 à Sudbury. Sur le premier ouvrage publié, on peut lire sur la page de l'éditeur: "Prise de parole se veut animatrice des arts littéraires chez les francophones de l'Ontario; elle se met donc au service de tous les créateurs littéraires franco-ontariens". En 1998, la maison avait publié plus de 100 auteurs francophones de l'Ontario et quelques 150 titres. Ses collections touchent tant au roman qu'à la poésie, la nouvelle, au théâtre, à l'essai au récit-jeunesse, aux études en sciences humaines. On y développe également du matériel pédagogique. Prise de Parole prolonge la tradition qui lui a donné naissance. Elle continue de susciter activement la prise de parole littéraire chez les franco-ontariennes et franco-ontariens.

Éditions L'Interligne

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Les Éditions L'Interligne. Fondation : Ottawa, 1981. Objectifs : «d'une part, faire connaître l'actualité culturelle ainsi que la créativité artistique qui caractérisent l'Ontario français, et, d'autre part, [...] mettre en valeur le patrimoine culturel et historique des Franco-Ontariens et Franco-Ontariennes» (Dossiers administratifs CRCCF). Pour remplir son mandat, la maison d'édition met en oeuvre deux moyens : la publication du périodique culturel Liaison (qui paraît cinq fois l'an) et l'édition d'ouvrages du patrimoine franco-ontarien (survols thématiques, biographies, mémoires, romans historiques et monographies). Structures : Conseil d'administration, Comité de rédaction pour la revue Liaison.

École littéraire de Montréal

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École littéraire de Montréal. Fondation, Montréal, 1895. Première séance de l'École, le 7 novembre 1895, à la cour du greffier judiciaire de l'Hôtel de ville de Montréal, à l'invitation de Jean Charbonneau, Paul de Martigny et Louvigny de Montigny, auxquels se joignent Germain Beaulieu, Albert Ferland, Édouard Z. Massicotte, Georges Dumont, Pierre Bédard, Denis Lanctôt, Hector Desloges et Gustave Comte. Objectifs : regrouper «sans distinction d'écoles les écrivains de la génération nouvelle» (C1/1/2, «L'École littéraire de Montréal», texte d'Albert Ferland); 1909, «travailler avec tout le soin et toute la diligence possibles à la conservation de la langue française et au développement de notre littérature nationale» (C1/1/5, statuts); 1925, «a pour objet le culte des lettres au Canada» (C1/1/7, constitution). Structures : président, vice-président, secrétaire, trésorier. Effectifs : fixés à 30 membres; en plus des personnes déjà citées, Louis-Joseph Béliveau, Charles Gill, Joseph Melançon, Arthur de Bussières, Émile Nelligan, Louis-Joseph Doucet, Albert Ferland, Antonio Pelletier, Alphonse Beauregard et Albert Laberge. Pour devenir membre de l'École, un candidat doit soumettre une demande écrite au secrétaire, accompagnée d'«un travail littéraire de qualité suffisante pour permettre de juger de la compétence du candidat» (C1/1/5, statuts); il doit obtenir les deux tiers des votes des participants à la séance. L'ordre du jour des séances se présente comme suit : «lecture et approbation du procès-verbal de la réunion précédente»; «lecture des correspondances»; «examen de travaux des candidats»; «discussion sur l'admission des candidats»; «examen des travaux des membres de l'École»; «questions intéressant l'École» (C1/1/5, statuts). L'École a connu trois moments d'effervescence artistique : 1895 à 1900, «premier véritable élan d'esprits et de coeurs, marqué parfois de poussées désordonnées, hâtives, mais toujours spontanées et sincères» («L'École littéraire de Montréal», p. 12), parution de Les Soirées du Château de Ramezay (1900) et Émile Nelligan et son oeuvre (1904); 1907 à 1913, la recherche de «l'âme du peuple au sein du paysage canadien», parution du périodique Le Terroir (1909); 1920 à 1930, parution de Les Soirées de l'École littéraire (1925). Jean Charbonneau publie la première histoire de l'École en 1935, année de sa dissolution

École le Goéland

  • Corporate body

École le Goéland inc. Incorporation, Ottawa, 28 mai 1980. Objectifs : «favoriser le développement et l'épanouissement de la profession d'enseignant; [...] approfondir, développer et diffuser les connaissances dans les domaines artistiques et culturels; approfondir, développer et diffuser les connaissances dans les domaines de l'éducation et de l'administration; [...] par la recherche, les échanges, les séminaires et la mise sur pied d'institutions offrant des services au public à cette fin; [...] élaborer et dispenser des programmes éducatifs spéciaux pour répondre aux besoins particuliers des enfants» (C102-2/1/3). Structures : Assemblée générale, Conseil d'administration, comités. Effectifs : en 1988, 41 inscriptions. «L'école le Goéland est une institution scolaire, de niveau élémentaire, privée et sans but lucratif, entièrement gérée et financée par les parents [... elle] offre un programme de pédagogie ouverte axé sur le développement individuel de l'enfant. [...] Les parents siègent au Conseil d'administration et font partie des divers comités (programmes, personnel, finances, etc.)» (Dossiers administratifs CRCCF, brochure). Suite à des difficultés financières, l'école le Goéland ferme ses portes en 1990. L'école logeait alors dans des locaux des Soeurs de la Charité d'Ottawa.

École d'action catholique

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En 1936, elle créait l'École d'action catholique, sous la direction du père Gustave Sauvé. En septembre 1936, l'École offrait des cours généraux et spécialisés aux laïcs, religieuses et membres du clergé. Elle était également chargée du Centre catholique et appuyait des organismes de jeunesse. L'École d'action catholique a apparemment fermé ses portes en 1942.

École Secondaire de Hearst High School

  • Corporate body
  • 1969-

In 1998, École Secondaire catholique de Hearst published a students’ newspaper entitled L'Écho des Jeunes. The newspaper allowed students to express their opinions, share their ideas and learn about journalistic work. The students had to publish three issues of the newspaper per semester as part of a course project. The collection also includes a document describing the evening courses offered at Hearst High School in 1969-1970.

École Secondaire de Hearst High School

  • Corporate body
  • 1942-

In 1998, École Secondaire catholique de Hearst published a students’ newspaper entitled L'Écho des Jeunes. The newspaper allowed students to express their opinions, share their ideas and learn about journalistic work. The students had to publish three issues of the newspaper per semester as part of a course project. The collection also includes a document describing the evening courses offered at Hearst High School in 1969-1970.

van Mansum, Arie, 1920-1999

  • Person

Arie (Harry) van Mansum was born at Utrecht, Holland, 1920. Respect for Jews was a value instilled in him by his devoutly religious parents who belonged to the Dutch Reformed Church. In 1940, at the age of 20 when van Mansum was traveling around Holland as a salesman, he undertook the dangerous task of distributing the Dutch underground newspaper Free Netherlands. Very soon thereafter, he started finding safe homes where Jews could be hidden. He was also involved in the distribution of food stamps and false identification cards for the Jews in hiding. He was arrested, imprisoned, released and re-arrested. He was released several weeks before the end of the war. In 1958 he emigrated to Canada and settled in Ottawa where he started an insurance company. In 1969, van Mansum was awarded a Medal of Honour by the government of Israel, the highest award to a Righteous Gentile, and in 1981 he planted a tree in his name at Yad Vashem. In 1986 he received an Honourary Degree from St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York. In 1991 the Ottawa Jewish community established the Arie van Mansum Holocaust Education Resource Project. He was also the subject of a biography A friend among enemies by Janet Keith, 1991. He died in Ottawa in 1999. He always maintained “I wasn’t a hero. I was just doing my duty”.

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