Archive for the ‘Heritage Events’ Category

OGS Represented at New Archives of Ontario Speaker Series

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

To commemorate the centenary of the First World War, the Archives of Ontario is hosting a series of engaging talks designed to connect Ontario residents with archival records related to the war. Admission is free. These talks are for Scholars, family historians and history buffs as a valuable aid for further exploration of the Archives’ extensive resources related to the First World War.

The first speaker is Jane MacNamara. Jane is an OGS member, an author, and a genealogy instructor. She will be presenting Inheritance Interrupted: WWI reflected in Ontario Estate Files on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, 6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

The Great War cut short many lives and disrupted the expected passing of property and goods to the next generation. Drawing from estate files from across the province; this presentation will show examples of these changes and demonstrate how reading between the lines and understanding the process and implications of inheritance records can enhance family and local history — in any era. For more information and to register, visit the Archives of Ontario website: http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/en/about/speaker_series.aspx

FYI: Mississauga at War – New Online Exhibit

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

This is part 1 of an exhibit that will introduce historic Mississauga’s experience of the First World War. The site will grow until it covers 1914-1918 as seen through the pages of The Streetsville Review, photographs, and personal stories. The direct link is:
http://www.mississauga.ca/mississaugaatwar

The site is a beginning look at these years. To learn more about local consequences of the conflict, the public is invited to contact the Canadiana Reading Room, Mississauga Central Library, at 905-615-3200 ext. 3660 or history.library@mississauga.ca.

British Home Child Day in Ontario

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

On September 28th, Historic Black Creek Pioneer Village will be hosting British Home Child Day in Ontario.

Events include:

  • Performances by members of Barb Perkin’s HOMECHILD Musical, Folk Singer Marion Parsons, as well as Highland and Irish Dancing – and of course, there will be bagpipes and drums!
  • Author Marjorie Kohli will give a presentation on the contribution British Home Children made in the First World War.
  • Rose McCormick Brandon will host an open mike session with British Home Child stories including two British Home Children.
  • A multi-media installation inspired by the lost childhood of British Home Children by international artists Nerea Martinez de Lecea and Michele Woodey
  • BOOK LAUNCH of Belonging, Sandra Joyce’s sequel to The Street Arab – The Story of a British Home Child
  • The British Home Children Advocacy & Research Association’s display of diverse and precious artifacts
  • Genealogists will be on hand to give tips on research
  • MP Judy Sgro, York West, former Minister of Immigration, will also be on hand to help in the celebrations
  • This day will culminate in a SPECIAL DINNER to be held in the Village: reserved tickets, including parking, admission and a three course meal,will be available soon

A special dinner package is being offered to the British Home Children Advocacy and Research Association for forty dollars including a three course meal, admission to the day long event and parking. Seating is limited and tickets must be bought in advance. For those not wishing to attend the dinner, admission tickets may be purchased from Black Creek Pioneer Village directly on the 28th. The dinner will be held in the Canada West Room at 5 pm sharp.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit Historic Black Creek Pioneer’s website at:

http://www.blackcreek.ca/v2/events/british-home-child-day.dot

Loyalist Descendants in Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada the Sir Guy Carleton Branch will conduct a tour of Beechwood Cemetery featuring the lives of some Loyalists and their descendants who are buried there.

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2014

Time: 1:00 – 3:00pm

Location: Beechwood Cemetery, 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa ; meet in front of the Main Office by 12:50 pm

Light refreshments will be served after the tour. All are welcome

To book your place on the tour please contact: carletonuel@hotmail.com by September 4, 2014

Beechwood Cemetery was established in 1873, and is recognized as one of the most beautiful and historic cemeteries in Canada. It is the final resting place for over 75,000 Canadians, including our Canadian Forces Veterans, War Dead, RCMP members, Governors-General and Prime Ministers and our everyday Canadian heroes, our families and our loved ones. Beechwood is the home of the National Military Cemetery and the RCMP National Memorial Cemetery, and is a National Historic Site. In 2009, it was designated the National Cemetery of Canada by an Act of Parliament.

2014 UELAC Annual Conference

Friday, May 16th, 2014

A Centennial Celebration

Join the United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada as they celebrate their 100th Anniversary!

Date: Thursday, June 5th – Sunday, 8th, 2014

Location: The Eaton Chelsea Hotel, Toronto Ontario

For more information and to Register, please visit the UELAC website at: http://www.ueltoronto.ca/2014%20UELA%20Annual%20Conference.htm

Upcoming Heritage Event: Celebrating the Battle of Bannockburn

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Battle of Bannockburn poster image

Join the St. Andrew’s Society of Toronto on Saturday, June 21, 2014, as they celebrate the 700th Anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn.

The Battle of Bannockburn: ”Scotland Then and Now” Symposium    

Date: 21 June 2014

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto

Speakers:

  • Prof. Graeme Morton –   “The National Story Since Bannockburn.”
  • Brigadier General Julian Chapman –   “The Mechanics of War in 1314.”
  • Dr. Mairi Cowan – ” ‘The Saints of the Scottish Country Will Fight Today’.”
  • Prof. Andrew McDonald – “Bannockburn, Barbour’s ‘Bruce,’ and the  Reign of Robert I.”
  • Prof. Barbara Murison – “Bannockburn: a talisman for Scottish independence?”
  • Tickets: $20.00 In advance

Click here to download the full size poster

Buy your tickets here

Bannockburn Celtic Concert

Date: 21 June 2014

Times: Doors: 7:00 p.m., concert starts at 8:00 p.m.

Location: El Mocambo, 464 Spadina Ave., Toronto

Performers:

  • POOR ANGUS
  • BLAZING FIDDLES
  • CALEDON COUNTY & FRIENDS
  • TORONTO FIRE PIPES & DRUMS
  • MACDONNELL HIGHLAND DANCERS

Tickets: $25.00 In advance

Click here to download the full sized poster

Buy your tickets here

For more information about these, and other St. Andrew’s Society events, please visit their website at: http://www.standrews-society.ca/

Join OGS for Archives Awareness Week at the Archives of Ontario

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

The Archives of Ontario is pleased to be celebrating Archives Awareness Week in partnership with the Archives Association of Ontario, the Ontario Genealogical Society, and York University’s Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections. We’ve got a great day of on-site activities planned for Thursday, April 10th from 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Visit the Archives of Ontario where you can:

• learn about our collections and services
• explore our partners’ information tables
• attend presentations on archival research and preservation
• tour the building

Admission is free! You can register online at http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/en/about/archives_week.aspx 

Reminder for Wellington County OGS Region III Meeting: Ask the Experts

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014

Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Harriston Community Centre, 111 George Street South, Harriston, ON

Cost:

$20/per person for preregistration or $25/per person at the door

$10 for Lunch

Come to the last ever Region III Meeting! The theme of this year’s meeting is Ask the Experts. The morning portion will feature three different genealogical professionals who will give presentations on their area of expertise. In the afternoon the experts will sit on a panel and answer your research questions. Come prepared to get solutions to your brick walls! To get your questions answered, please submit them ahead of time through the Wellington Branch Facebook page, the branch website or in person.

The Experts

  • Cindy Preece
    • Archives Administrator, Wilfrid Laurier University Archives & Special Collections
  • Karen Wagner
    • Archivist at the Wellington County Museum and Archives
  • Archives of Ontario
    • A special presentation on “Preserving Your Family Heirlooms”

Please click here for registration and more information.

Contact Info: http://www.ogs.on.ca/wellington/index.html

Notice for Wellington County OGS Region III Meeting: Ask the Experts

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014

Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Harriston Community Centre, 111 George Street South, Harriston, ON

Cost:

$20/per person for preregistration or $25/per person at the door

$10 for Lunch

Come to the last ever Region III Meeting! The theme of this year’s meeting is Ask the Experts. The morning portion will feature three different genealogical professionals who will give presentations on their area of expertise. In the afternoon the experts will sit on a panel and answer your research questions. Come prepared to get solutions to your brick walls! To get your questions answered, please submit them ahead of time through the Wellington Branch Facebook page, the branch website or in person.

The Experts

  • Cindy Preece
    • Archives Administrator, Wilfrid Laurier University Archives & Special Collections
  • Karen Wagner
    • Archivist at the Wellington County Museum and Archives
  • Archives of Ontario
    • A special presentation on “Preserving Your Family Heirlooms”

Please click here for registration and more information.

Contact Info: http://www.ogs.on.ca/wellington/index.html

FYI: Upcoming Beach & East Toronto Historical Society Meeting

Thursday, March 20th, 2014
Kew Gardens in the Beach, August 7 1914

Kew Gardens in the Beach, August 7 1914

The Beach & East Toronto Historical Society and The Toronto Public Library are pleased to present award winning author and historian, Jean Cochrane.

Topic: 100 Years Ago in the Beach

Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Time: 7:00 – 8:15 pm

Location: The Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E. Toronto

Admission is Free. All are Welcome!

Photo courtesy of The Beach & East Toronto Historical Society