Shawville, Quebec

Shawville, Quebec

Infobox Settlement
name = Shawville, Quebec
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nickname =
settlement_type = Village
motto =

imagesize = 250px
image_caption = Shawville main street.
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = CAN
subdivision_type1 = Province
subdivision_name1 = QC
subdivision_type2 = Region
subdivision_name2 = Outaouais
subdivision_type3 = RCM
subdivision_name3 = Pontiac
government_type =
leader_title =Mayor
leader_name =Albert Armstrong
leader_title1 =Federal MP
leader_name1 =Lawrence Cannon
(Conservative Party
of Canada)
leader_title2 =Quebec MNA
leader_name2 =Charlotte L'Ecuyer
(Parti Libéral du Québec)
established_title = Constitution
established_date = 01 Jan, 1874
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area_land_km2 = 5.40
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population_as_of = 2006
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population_total = 1587
population_density_km2 = 293.8
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population_blank1_title =Change ~2001
population_blank1 = +0.3%
population_blank2_title =Dwellings
population_blank2 = 737
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timezone = EST
utc_offset = -5
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coor_type = 350, rue Main
latd=45 |latm=36 |lats=15 |latNS=N
longd=76 |longm=29 |longs=35 |longEW=W
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postal_code_type = Postal code
postal_code =J0x 2Y0
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blank_name =Access Routes
blank_info = jct|state=QC|QC|148
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Shawville is a village in the Pontiac Regional County Municipality in western Quebec, approximately 75 km west of Gatineau. Its population in 2006 was 1,587. The village is completely enclosed within the municipality of Clarendon. Shawville is commonly known as "Vegas" or "Shaw-vegas" to local residents.

Shawville is an overwhelmingly anglophone (with 85 per cent of its residents listing English as their first language in the Canada 2006 Census) and Protestant (75 per cent [] ) community. This is unusual in Quebec, a province that is overwhelmingly French-speaking and Catholic. Shawville does not have a Catholic church, and it has also been the site of several conflicts between local shopkeepers and the Office québécois de la langue française over the province's language laws. [] , []

Characterized by its red-brick buildings, Shawville is home to an elementary school, a high school, the regional hospital, and the SRPC national head office. Its businesses are mostly small and family run. The [ Shawville Fair] , held the first weekend in September, is the town's major event; in recent years, it has drawn headline entertainers such as Terri Clark, Stompin' Tom Connors, and Paul Brandt, with total attendance at around 50,000 and close to as many fights.

Famous people from Shawville include the current general manager of the Ottawa Senators, Bryan Murray, his brother Terry Murray (current assistant coach of the Philadelphia Flyers), NHL legend Frank "The Shawville Express" Finnigan and Race Horse Owner and Lawyer Clayton Horner. Colonel David Thompson also comes from the area. Danny Hobbs, Tyler Orr, Justin Murray, Lance Orr and Matt Hobbes are also local and reginoal legends. DND Customs Broker Matthew Sicard is also from the town of Shawville. In recent years, Shawville has attracted several squatters that include, but are not limited to, Regan Sheppard, Richard Ledbetter, and Wilbur McClean.

Shawville is represented in the Eastern Ontario Junior B Hockey League bythe Shawville Pontiacs.

* [ Official town site]

ee also

* Pontiac Pacific Junction Railway


* [ Affaires Municipales et Regions Quebec]
* [ Statistics Canada]
* [ Elections Canada Results - 39th General Election (2006)]
* [ Director General of Quebec Elections]
* [ Official Transport Quebec Road Map]

Geographic Location (8-way)
Centre = Shawville
North =

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