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!
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
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!