So this is what I’ve been up to on the Queensborough front recently – that is, aside from day-to-day projects at the Manse. I worked with two talented Queensborough people, Elaine Kapusta and Dave deLang, to put together a brochure that takes people on a walk through Queensborough and gives them some historical information about several buildings and sites along the way. The project was sponsored by the Queensborough Community Centre, and money from sales of the brochure ($3 each) goes to support all the fine work and projects that the community centre does. Elaine was the driving force behind the project, got everything organized and looked after the publishing details; Dave took the great photos; and yours truly wrote the text, relying in very large part (and crediting) the wonderful research that the late Jean Holmes and her team did in putting together the history Time to Remember in Elzevir Township (published 1984).
And we are very proud of the result! The brochures were printed just in time for last weekend’s Tweed and Area Studio Tour, on which one of the stops was the Queensborough Community Centre, where four artists were showing their work. And a whole bunch of our brochures were sold! And not only that: people were spotted on the weekend walking through our little hamlet and stopping to look at the buildings featured in the brochure. So it’s actually being used!
Which does my heart good. Because, as it says on the cover of our little publication, we are proud of our pretty and historic hamlet – and we want others to discover and appreciate it too.
And hey! Are you interested in having a copy of your own of our little Queensborough brochure? Here’s what you do: call Elaine at (613) 473-1458 or me at (613) 473-2110, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll be very happy (on behalf of the Queensborough Community Centre) to accept your $3 (plus maybe a bit more for shipping and handling if you’re in Russia or something – hey, don’t laugh! You wouldn’t believe how many countries this blog gets views from) and send you this beautifully illustrated (thanks, Dave!) introduction to Queensborough.
People, you will be hard-pressed to find a better use for that $3. Only saying.