An Unsuspected Past - Notre-Dame-des-Neiges School

The child’s mission is to discover the name of a profession once practiced in the Côte-des-Neiges area. Each time a challenge is completed, a historical figure associated with the neighbourhood hands the child a card containing letters, which serve as clues to the puzzle.

Challenge 1
Brother André challenges the child to match the stages of building Saint Joseph’s Oratory with the correct dates.

Challenge 2
Marie Gérin-Lajoie asks the child to place the various buildings that have been home to the school in chronological order.

Challenge 3
Jean de Brébeuf invites the child to identify the activities that students at Notre-Dame-des-Neiges School used to participate in.

Challenge 4
Justine Lacoste-Beaubien challenges the child to identify the two buildings that were not built in the Beaux Arts style, in contrast to the Notre-Dame-des-Neiges School. The Beaux Arts style is characterized by symmetry, monumentality, balanced proportions, and decorative details (columns, arches or statues.)

Challenge 5
Jean Brillant hands a card to the child who succeeds in moving the flags of the countries to the correct locations on the world map.

Once all the challenges are archieved, the child must place all the letters in the correct order to solve the mystery and learn the name of the vanished profession: tanner. If interested, the child can then learn more about this profession.

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