Our lectures take place on the 3rd Thursday of the month, starting at 19:30.

Everyone is welcome. 

For 2023-2024 season, our fees are the following:

Membership fee for the year (June to May): $10 per person; special fee of $5 for Beaconsfield residents

Entrance fee to our monthly lecture: $5 for non-members, free for members

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The SHBBHS is privately funded.

We thank Roberta Angell for her bequest which contributes to the funding of our lectures.

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Growing up on Lakeview in Beaurepaire

Speaker: Jacqueline Lamoureux
When: Thursday, May 16, 2024, 19:30 à 21:00
Where: Centennial Hall,
       288, Beaconsfield Blvd, Beaconsfield, H9W 4A4
Lecture in English, followed by a bilingual question period

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At our Thursday May 16, 2024 meeting, Jacqueline Lamoureux will share her family’s souvenirs of “Growing up on Lakeview in Beaurepaire”. After her presentation, the attendees who have grown up in Beaurepaire will be invited to share their family’s souvenirs of that era.
If you have pictures that you would like to share during this special evening, you could send them in advance in jpeg format by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before Mai 9, 2024 so we could include them in a Power Point to put them up at the appropriate time.
We invite everyone to discover Beaurepaire through the souvenirs of those who grew up in that area.

Jacqueline Lamoureux was born and raised in Beaurepaire. Jacqueline’s grandparents bought Farm 4 in the 1910s and developed what would become Lakeview Boulevard. Jacqueline’s father, Edouard Lamoureux, was the third secretary-treasurer of Beaconsfield starting in 1929. Through the years he also cumulated different positions including Chief of Police and Fire Chief. In 1952 he became the first City Manager, which position he occupied until his retirement in 1955.


Être femme et peintre dans les années 1920

Speaker: Hélène Jasmin
When: Thrusday, April 18, 2024, 19:30 à 21:00
Where: Centennial Hall,
             288, Beaconsfield Boulevard, Beaconsfield, H9W 4A4
Lecture in French followed by a bilingual question period

2024 04 16HeleneJasmin FemmePeintre1920Our tour of women painters begins in France with the impressionist Berthe Morisot, then one of Picasso's muses: Marie-Laurencin.
We cross to Scotland, to the Glasgow Girls (1890-1920). An exceptional art school, very creative artists... Flourishing Art Nouveau Period.
Hop to Poland to visit the very glamorous Tamara de Lempicka, socialite and artist
From there, to Mexico, we meet a most colorful Frida Kahlo.
Then we go up to the state of New Mexico to meet Georgia O'Keeffe, one of the pioneers of the American Art movement.
From there, a direct flight to British Columbia to see Emily Carr in Victoria, an original painter often associated with the Group of Seven and Haïda culture.
Finally, we return to Quebec where Louise Gadbois, Simone Denéchaud, Agnès Lefort and Helen McNicoll are waiting for us. They have done portraits and landscapes with a lot of colours and points of view, in a feminine way.

Hélène Jasmin, author and speaker, was educated at UQAM in Sociology; at École de radio-télévision Pierre Dufault in Montréal; and Violin private class with Master Eugène Bastien, member of MSO. Her professional experience includes: freelance journalist for many newspaper, including her collaboration since 2020 to OUR CANADA, magazine by Readers Digest; freelance radio program host, Radio-Canada FM, Montréal; assistant curator for different exhibits; author of books on the history of theatre, arts and gardening.