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French Shores Conference

Placentia Area Historical Society

P.O. Box 233 Placentia, NF A0B 2Y0 (709) 227-5568

The Placentia Area Historical Society, Town of Placentia and the Newfoundland Archaeology Heritage Outreach Program, on behalf of the French Shores Working Group, cordially invite you to attend the 2nd annual symposium scheduled for April 26-29, 2001 to be held in Placentia, Newfoundland.

The symposium is the next stage in the evolution of the French Shores Working Group, an alliance among community groups, municipal governments, provincial government departments, heritage organizations and Memorial University archaeologists and historians. The focus of the group is the study and development of the province’s diverse French heritage.

The conference will consist of presentations on the history and archaeology of the French Shores, tours of the Placentia area, business meetings and time for delegates from across the province and from various levels of government to continue to develop mutually beneficial relationships.

We look forward to your response and hope that you will be able to attend our meetings. *** Please complete the registration form and return to the above address by April 12, 2001. *** If you require further information please contact Charmaine Cooney, President ( Placentia Area Historical Society, (709) 227-0727, Geraldine Roche, Administrative Assistant (709) 227-5568 or Mr. Steve Mills, Coordinator (, Newfoundland Archaeological Heritage Outreach Program (709) 737-8923.

We would like to thank our partners:
Parks Canada • Memorial University • Newfoundland Historical Society
• Canada – Newfoundland and Labrador Labour Market Development Agreement •

Itinerary for French Shores Conference

Thursday, April 26, 2001

7:00 pm
Wine and Cheese: Meet and Greet

Friday, April 27, 2001

9:00-9:45 am
Session One: Dr. Olaf Janzen (Sir Wilfred Grenfell College)
Subject: French Settlement

9:50-10:30 am
Session Two: Mr. James Candow (Parks Canada Historian)
Subject: French Military in Placentia

10:30-11:00 am
Nutrition Break

11:05-11:45 am
Session Three: Dr. James Hiller (Memorial U., History Dept)
Subject: Petit Nord

12:00-1:00 pm

1:00-4:30 pm
Out and About

6:30 pm
Supper: Dr. Peter Pope (NAHOP, Memorial U.)
Subject: Outport Archaeology

Saturday, April 28, 2001

9:00 – 9:45 am
Session One: Dr. Brad Loewan (U. Laval)
Subject: French Ships 1500-1800

9:50 – 10:30 am
Session Two: Dr. Nicholas Landry (U. de Moncton)
Subject: Placentia Merchants 1690-1713

10:30 – 11:00 am
Nutrition Break

11:05 – 11:45 am
Session Three: Ms. Ann Drost (Quebec Labrador Federation)
Subject: Champlain-Richelieu Heritage Corridor and 400th Anniversary Celebration Project

12:00 – 1:00 pm

1:00 – 4:30 pm
Out and About

6:30 pm
Supper: Dr. Michael Wikshire (Memorial U.)
Subject: Slide Show on Nineteenth-century iconography of the French presence in Newfoundland

Sunday, April 29, 2001

10:00 am
NAHOP Members



Accommodation Listing for Placentia Area

Bed and Breakfast Accommodations

Avalon Bed and Breakfast (Lorraine Taylor)
Dunville, NF
(709) 227-3896
Price: $50.00/night

Behind the Maples (Barb Keating)
Dunville, NF
(709) 227-2819
Price: $55-$65/night

Rosedale Manor (Rita Power)
Placentia, NF
(709) 227-3613
Price: $60.00/night

Trudon Hospitality Home(Geraldine Kelly)
Freshwater, NF
(709) 227-2274
Price: $57.00/night

Linehan’s Hospitality Home (Des Linehan)
Southeast, NF
(709) 227-5717


Harold Hotel (John Kelly)
Placentia, NF
(709) 227-2107/2108
Fax: (709) 227-7700
Price: $54-$62/night

Northeast Arm Motel (Derek and Sharon Hampton)
Dunville, NF
(709) 227-3560
Fax: (709) 227-5430
Price: approx..$45/night

Ocean View Efficiency Unit
Placentia, NF
(709) 227-5151
Price: $65/night