Hostages Along the Border!

Hostages Along the Border!

For immediate release – PRESS RELEASE

MorrinCentre_Logo_RedQuebec City, February 2013 – With words and pictures Jack Bryden will tell the fascinating story of the hundreds of English-speaking men, women and children captured in New England and brought as prisoners to New France before 1760. Some were even held at the Royal Redoubt on whose foundations the current Morrin Centre was built.

On Wednesday, February 27, the Morrin Centre will host a presentation on what American history often refers to as the French and Indian War. While many writers have focused on the trauma and homesickness experienced by the captives during their journey north, fewer have told the story of those who chose not to return to New England and subsequently integrated into life in Quebec. Several of these former captives played an important role in the early history of Quebec, where their descendants live today. This presentation will be an opportunity to learn more about their story.

About the speaker

Jack Bryden is a recently retired employee of the BC Ministry of Environment in Victoria. While working with the Ministry, Jack was seconded for a year to instruct engineering and public health graduate students about environmental legislation. Jack is also past-president of the BC Water and Waste Association, an organization with 4,400 members. His passion for history, his experience presenting lectures and organizing conferences, and his many years of volunteer work brought Jack to the Morrin Centre where he will be giving his first talk in Quebec City. A fifth generation British Columbian, Jack and his wife Britta presently divide their time between Victoria and Quebec City.

Don’t miss this talk at the Morrin Centre on Wednesday, February 27 at 7 p.m. Admission is free.
For more information or to reserve your seat, call 418-694-9147 or visit www.morrin.org.

About the Morrin Centre
The Morrin Centre is an English-language cultural centre that promotes the heritage of the English-speaking community of Quebec City, fosters cultural exchange and offers a wide range of activities including library services, guided tours, readings by prominent authors, writing workshops, a writers’ festival and much more. This 200 year-old building, listed as a National Historic Site, is managed by the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec.

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