Few things affect us more than the human voice. Voices speak for themselves. They don’t need interpretation. They teach us how to listen. They teach us how to love.

In the winter of 2007 I began to listen to a group of seniors tell their stories about growing up in Verdun, Quebec. These seniors represent a dying community of English-speakers whose families settled in Verdun prior to and after the First World War. The culture that evolved was an oral one with a distinct lexicon and accent. But voice, like anything else, changes over time.

With this website we hope to share some of these stories and continue to collect more, as we piece together an oral history map of V