CELEBRATE HOPE 225 in 2022: the 225th anniversary of the founding of Vankleek Hill

The theme is HOPE/ESPOIR for the 2022 celebration of the 225th anniversary of the founding of Vankleek Hill.

Denis Seguin, a Vankleek Hill Historical Society director, explained the theme of Hope / Espoir, “We are exiting the pandemic in a disciplined manner, with hope for how we rebuild and move forward. Here we are, 225 years later, and hope is what unites us in building bridges to new understandings of what represents our community.”

Local organizations & businesses are adding their public events to a 2022 community calendar. For example, in 2022 the Musée Vankleek Hill Museum will open its permanent exhibit to honour the presence of the Indigenous peoples, and to recognize our imposed presence on unceded Anishinabe territory.


The competition is open to all students who have a Champlain Township home address. Collaboration amongst students and with the arts community is encouraged – make it a team effort! There are no fees for entry.

The logo must include the word “hope” or “l’espoir,” or a symbol of hope, and the number 225. It must be identifiable as Vankleek Hill, perhaps using letters or a creative symbol.

Colour submissions are welcome in hard copy on 8.5” x 11”paper, or digital as png, tiff, jpg or pdf.

First prize: $100 and your logo will be used in Hope 225 promotions.  Second and third prizes: $75 and $50. (The prizes total $225!)

The deadline for submission is December 20, 2021. Winners will be announced January 7, 2022.

When you submit, ensure your name, address and contact numbers are included. If it is a collaboration, provide everyone’s name.

By mail: VKH Historical Society, P.O. Box 537, Vankleek Hill ON K0B 1R0

By email: info@vankleek.ca


HOPE 225 EVENTS SCHEDULE (working draft)

HOPE 225 Calendar of Events 2022 - as of November 2021


Hope 225 Meeting Minutes

Kick Off Meeting Minutes - 2021 02, 24

Meeting Minutes - 2021 04, 07

Meeting Minutes - 2021 10, 27