Explore your cultural background at Ontario Heritage Week – February 15th-22nd, 2010

Scoreboard for Ontario

+ 1 point – for making Family Day and Ontario Heritage Week at the same time

– 1 point – for no one knowing about it.

Did you know that next week is Ontario Heritage Week?

I sure didn’t.

And I wouldn’t have known, had I not had Google Alerts set up for “Brockville Museum” and recieved an article about an event going on in Prescott this Saturday, February 13th.

As it turns out, the Col. Edward Jessup Branch of The United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada is hosting an event to assist those seeking information about their ancestors. The seminar will take place at the Grenville Genealogical Society’s headquarters at the old Prescott train station from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13th (at Railway Avenue on the south side of the CN mainline in the west-central Prescott.) And hey, if you’re not a UEL (United Empire Loyalist), you can always go for the free Root Beer and Cookies! That’s enough motivation for me!

For more information visit: The St. Lawrence EMC or Col. Edward Jessup Branch’s event page.

For everyone else in Ontario,

Here is the list of events going on in your city or town this Ontario Heritage Week.

Personally, I would like to go to the Diefenbunker‘s Heritage Day Film Night, on Tuesday, February 16, 2010. Here’s the write up I found:

3911 Carp Road

Contact: Eric Espig, Programs and Public Relations Manager
Telephone: 613-839-0007, ext. 224
E-mail: e.espig@diefenbunker.ca

This year’s Heritage Day theme is “The Heritage of Sport and Recreation.” To celebrate this theme, the Diefenbunker Museum is screening “Summit on Ice,” a documentary capturing the highlights of all eight games from the exhilarating 1972 Summit Series between the Soviet Union and Canada. The Summit Series can be viewed as the Cold War fought through sport. Experience the unique opportunity to relive this historic game in the underground Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum. Tours of the National Historic Site will be offered an hour before screen time.

Oooo,¬† a museum tour of a Cold War bunker, AND an evening of Russia/Canada hockey, all in one night, right before the Olympics? I’m in!

Happy Family Day/Ontario Heritage Week everyone!


One response to “Explore your cultural background at Ontario Heritage Week – February 15th-22nd, 2010

  1. Thank you for plugging our Heritage Day event at the Diefenbunker. We appreciate the support!

    We will have a lot coming up after our expansion is complete at the end of June. Please send me your email contact and I will make sure you are invited to our media appreciation day; a catered sneak preview of the upcoming interactive Audio/Video tour and other new programs.


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