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Ice Breakup on the Lake

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sargents bay in late march

Sargent's Bay, Lake Memphremagog, March 2011 (Photo: Louise Abbott)

Lake Memphremagog has long inspired artists. Among them is spoken word performer Kathy Fisher, whose family has inhabited the lakeshore around Ritchie Point and Gibraltar Point for several generations. Kathy's spoken word piece ice ships, which evokes ice breakup on the lake,  won the Spring Fever Spoken Word Poetry competition sponsored by the Calgary International Spoken Word  Festival and the Calgary Herald  in 2010.

Listen to ice ships :

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Kathy Fisher in performance (Photo: Jack Bawden)

If you're interested in hearing more of Kathy's work, you can purchase her CD think of me naked from Studio Georgeville ( or through us here at Rural Route Communications.

Do you know of other painters, sculptors or writers who have found their muse in Lake Memphremagog or in the landscape around it? Please tell us about them! Our email address is


Stop and Smell the Roses!

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To stop and smell the roses virtually, please visit    Rose des Champs, a short video on YouTube produced by Louise Abbott for a public rose garden in Ayer's Cliff, Quebec.  The garden will reopen this spring. For more information, please visit their web site:

An article about the garden that includes reference to the video appeared in the October 1, 2011 issue of the Perfume Magazine.



Historic Georgeville

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Rural Route Communications is pleased to announce the release of Louise Abbott's new documentary video,  Historic Georgeville: Walks and Talks with John Boynton. This film, which runs 36 minutes, explores the social history and architectural heritage of the picturesque village of Georgeville in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. It is available for purchase in DVD format. The price is $20 (taxes included). View an excerpt on YouTube.

For more information or for credit-card purchases, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . If you need a PAL version to send to family members or friends abroad, you can make a special order for a PAL-compatible DVD.



Meet the Partners

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Louise Abbott   and  Niels Jensen are partners in life and in Rural Route Communications, a multimedia production company based in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. They  specialize in documenting rural life and rural heritage, as well as the natural environment, in Canada and abroad. They produce feature stories for magazines and newspapers, as well as books and video documentaries.

Most recent book: Memphrémagog: An Illustrated History / Une histoire illustrée  (Georgeville Press, 2014)

Most recent video documentary: Nunaaluk: A Forgotten Story (COTA, 2014). 

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