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

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

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.”

After community meetings held from October 2021 to May 2022, local organizations & businesses are holding their events as the part of the 225 celebration in 2022, and they adopted the Hope 225 Logo created by Reagan Hall.


The logo included the word “hope” / “l’espoir,” the number 225, and is identifiable as Vankleek Hill.


HOPE 225 EVENTS - Musée Vankleek Hill Museum

May: Russell Gauley Breakfast; Vankleek Hill Square Dance Competition

June: Annual Garden Party - Garden Path Homemade Soap; Église St-Grégoire Fête Dieu Procession & Breakfast; Église St-Grégoire Bake Sale

June - October: Ouimet Farm: Labyrinthe that honours the Filles du Roy and history panels to explain the Filles du Roy. Presentations every Sunday.

August: St. John Anglican Church & Arbor Gallery: Art in the Garden; Vankleek Hill Fair

Sept. 3 - 25th: Les drapeaux des Filles du Roy Arbor Gallery.

Sept. 11:  Ouimet Farm:  Société d'histoire des Filles du Roy: bring your genealogy notes if you know, or suspect, that you have a Fille du Roy amongst your ancestors. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. $17  613-842-3945  (OuimetFarms on FB)

Until October 23rd:  Ouimet Farm:  Labyrinthe avec exposition des panneaux d'informations et artéfacts - presentations every Sunday.

October 14:  Historical Society Steak Supper at the Windsor! Two sittings.  5 et 7.   $20 - plus a draw for a Beau's gift basket.

November 19:  Visit five porches decorated for Christmas! Buy your tickets: $20 includes tour map, mini-porch-histories from the Historical Society plus lunch at the Windsor! 

November 19: Tea & Christmas Treasures: the VKH Historical Society will have a Christmas decor sales table at Knox Church!

November 23: The Review History Supplement created with the assistance of the Vankleek Hill & District Historical Society. Did you miss out on The Review amazing 12-page supplement on the history of our town that was published in our Wednesday, November 23 print edition? The Review has additional copies available at their offices, 76 Main Street E. You can drop by weekdays between 9 and 4 p.m. to buy your copy for only $1.50