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Encyclopedia > Vankleek Hill, Ontario

Vankleek Hill is a town in Champlain township in eastern Ontario, situated south of Hawkesbury on Highway 34. Champlain is a township in eastern Canada, in the United Counties of Prescott and Russell on the Ottawa River. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English, French (in some areas) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 106 24 Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 4th 1... Hawkesbury is a town in Eastern Ontario on the Ottawa River, near the Quebec/Ontario border. ... Highway 34 is a highway in eastern Ontario which travels south from Hawkesbury to join Highway 417 south of Vankleek Hill. ...

This agricultural based community has the only English speaking High School in the region and is the Gingerbread (the wood carvings in the eaves of one's roof) capital of Canada High school is the name used for the last segment of compulsory education in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mauritius, New Zealand, Philippines, South Africa, Singapore, Taiwan (Republic of China), the United Kingdom and the United States. ...

It was named after Simon Vankleek, a United Empire Loyalist, who settled here near the end of the 18th century. Its local newspaper is The Vankleek Hill Review. It has a population of 1,850. United Empire Loyalists is the name given to individuals who are descendants of British North American loyalists who, during the American War of Independence, left the 13 rebellious American colonies for the future Canada: the two British colonies of Quebec (including the Eastern Townships and modern-day Ontario) and Nova... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ...

The name of the local hockey team is the "Vankleek Hill Cougars."

External links

  • Official Website
  • Official Site
  • School Website
  • Business and Tourism Website

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At the turn of the 19th century several brick factories flourished in Vankleek Hill, and many of the town’s most beautiful brick homes exist in the same condition as when they were built.
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