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From: "D. O'" <>
Subject: RE: [Q-R] Charles Brouillard and Pétronille Danis
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 23:21:48 +0000
Oka is on Lac de Deux Montagnes - Lake of Two Mountains as we used to call
it and faces the towns of Hudson and Como. There is a magnificent Trappist
Abbey there which was built by the Trappist Brothers on land given to them
in the 1600's by the Sulpician Order. Although this is a contemplative
Order, they do conduct retreats and also operate a farm which sells produce
at a store on their property. My Mother used to drive there to buy Capons
and Oka cheese (peeeuuuuuu!)
Originally it housed about 700 of the Order but the numbers have dwindled
and, according to a TV program last year, the Order's wish to sell the
property and build something more suitable to their current needs. However
a bit of a situation has developed over the sale as developers are eager to
buy, and the Mohawk people believe it should be returned to them.
Oka received a lot of news coverage in the 1990's during a standoff by the
Mohawk people. You can find a lot of coverage of that incident through
Oka Provincial Park gets a lot of activity summer and winter.
This site will give you the answers to your question:
>From: "" <>
>Subject: [Q-R] Charles Brouillard and Ptronille Danis
>Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 22:13:26 GMT
>Charles BROUILLARD and Ptronille DANIS lived on Oka QC in 1690. Oka looks
>like, from my map, on the noreast side of the Ottawa River about 15 miles
>...Is my location about right?
>...What size town is it these days? About 10,000 population?
>Thanks for the help,
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