Built around 1895, the club rooms were located directly across from the Gillies Bros. administrative office. It was one of several buildings erected by Gillies Bros. which was covered in cedar shingles manufactured in their Klondike Mill. The long two story building contained 50 rooms for the lumbermen on the upper story. The main floor contained rooms for functions such bridal showers, card games, fund-raising activities and dances. Community groups such as the Braeside Women’s Institute regularly held meetings there. It was demolished in 1957.
The Madawaska Book Club was formed in Arnprior in 1962. Originally a member of the Canadian Home Reading Union, the group decided to drop its membership in the Union in 1991. Funds were used to buy books and magazines for use in Arnprior & District Library, the Grove nursing home and the Arnprior & District Hospital. Also, the group sent parcels of books to schools where funds were not available for a library.
The book club held monthly meetings beginning in September where readings of poetry, book reports and exchanges followed regular business meetings. Often, the book club invited guest authors to their meetings where they would discuss the research, background and intent of the novel with the members.
Donated by the president Gillian Danby and Diane Brearly (secretary) in 2000. Accrual January 2013
Scope and Content
The collection consists of four file folders containing minutes of the Madawaska Book Club, membership lists and bookkeeping related to membership, as well as book lists, correspondence, photographs, general discussion of the books etc.
Of particular note is a small collection of photographs, news clippings, thank you letters etc. from an event that was organized by the Madawaska Book Club and hosted by Gillian Danby in her beautiful garden in June 2003. It was organized by the book club to honour the Arnprior Book Store (Gwen Storie), Arnprior Public Library staff and Arnprior Public Library Board members.
Mr. Edward Mainprize donated these copies in May 2006. Mrs. Mainprize donated copy of Greenshirts in 2008.
Scope and Content
Donation consists of two copies of a team photo the Arnprior Hockey Club of 1938 -1939. This team won the U.O.V.H.L. Championship that year as well as the Citizen Sheild and the McKinnon-Anderson Cup.
Back Row: D. L. Raby (Exec); D. A. "Dolly" Oliver, C. M. "Mac" Mooney, Right Wing, Tommy Marshall (captain), Left Defence, W. Otterson Trainer, Mel Slater Right Defence, B. Ferguson Centre, A. N. Davieau, President, Jim Mulvihill Manager, Dr. J. H. Box, Vice-President.
Front Row: B. Bennet Left Wing, T. McManus, Left Wing, Clarence "Ike" Houston (player coach) Right Wing, S. Moncur Goalie, F. Lowery Centre, Bert Hall, Left Wing, Norm McNaughton Defence.
Arnprior Greenshirts about 1935 taken in front of the skating rink on Elgin St.
From l to r: Dolly Oliver, Mac Mooney, Ike Houston, Jack Carthy, Connie Tudin, Mac Beattie, Mac McIntyre, Jim Mulvihill, Bert Hall, Norman McNaughton, Tom Marshall, Harold McGregor, Missing from picture: Toots Sevigny, Ray Kipp.
See also Ludmila Borshevsky fonds, 2018-0377 for original photo.
Shows water depths, lighthouses & buoys. Insets of Sand Point Wharf, Arnprior Wharf, the Madawaska Marina, mouth of Madawaska, Norway Bay wharf, the lowest part of the Madawaska and Mississippi Rivers, etc.. No longer an island behind church on Albert St.
Other names: Stewarts Bay, Rhoddys Bay, Rhoddys Point, Stories Bay, Sandy Hook, Sandy Beach, Rafting Point, Boomcamp Hill, Goodwyns Bay, Pocket Bay, Marshall Bay, Indian Point, Snake Island, Marsh Island, Lighthouse island, Chats Haven, Vydon Acres
Graph showing mean water level below Chenaux Dam.See 2006-0202-001 for 1969 version of map.
Shows water depths, lighthouses & buoys. Insets of Sand Point Wharf, Arnprior Wharf, Baker & Kennedy Marina, mouth of Madawaska, Norway Bay wharf, the lowest part of the Madawaska and Mississippi Rivers, etc. Shows the island behind the Catholic Church on Albert St.
Other names: Campbell's island, Stewarts Bay, Rhoddys Bay, Rhoddys Point, Stories Bay, Sandy Hook, Sandy Beach, Rafting Point, Boomcamp Hill, Goodwyns Bay, Pocket Bay, Marshall Bay, Indian Point, Snake Island, Marsh Island, Chats Haven.
Graph showing mean water level below Chenaux Dam. See 94-0021-017 for 1986 version of map.