Posts Tagged ‘heritage event’

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:

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 

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

FYI: Important Information Regarding the Canadian Archives Summit

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

“Towards a New Blueprint for Canada’s Recorded Memory”

A National, Regional and Online Discussion

OGS President, Shirley Sturdevant, recently received the following communique from Ian E. Wilson, former Librarian and Archivist of Canada:

The leaders of the Association of Canadian Archivists, the Council of Canadian Archives, L’association des Archivistes du Quebec and the Committee on the Archival System Task Force (CAST) have been planning a special Canadian Archives Summit, to be held at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, on January 17, 2014.  This is a unique opportunity for the Canadian archival community and our key partners to discuss, envision and create the archival services Canadians need and expect as we become a digital society.

The proceedings will be live streamed to 15 or 20 locations across the country where regional groups will listen to the series of 7 minute presentations and form their own discussion circles to feed ideas into the national conversation.  We see this as one step in a longer term process to develop consensus and allies on the future of archival services.  The proceedings will be kept live online for a month or two with a moderated discussion to allow all who are interested to voice their views; then we will prepare a report for consideration at annual meetings of various constituencies in May-June.

Genealogists and Family Historians are a key stakeholder group throughout Canada’s Archival community. As such, we have a vested interested in the future of our Archives. The OGS continues to be in close communication with the Summit’s organizing group, and will participate where opportunity permits.

Here are some links should you wish to learn more about this important Archival Summit:

The Canadian Archives Summit Program: 

The Association of Canadian Archivists:

The Archives Association of Ontario:

FYI: Upcoming Heritage Event: Celtic Studies Speaker Series, University of Toronto

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Date: Thursday, November 14

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Charbonnel Lounge, St. Michael’s College, 81 St. Mary Street, Toronto (map)

Topic: “Creative Tensions: The Irish of the Ottawa Valley”

Speaker: Sean Conway, former MPP and Minister for Education, instructor with the Celtic Studies Program

This is a free event – no registration required.

Contact Info:

For more information about this and other St. Michael’s College Celtic Studies events, please visit their website:

FYI: Upcoming Heritage Events at Fanshawe Pioneer Village

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

Interested in vintage baseball? Can’t get enough of the War of 1812? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then drop by Fanshawe Pioneer Village this July and take in the following events:

London Tecumsehs Vintage Base Ball 

Date: Saturday, July 13

London Tecumsehs vs Northville Eclipse from noon to 2:00 pm


Northville Eclipse vs Woodstock Actives from 2:30 to 4:30

Cost: $7

Location: All games will take place at Tecumseh Field, located at the Fanshawe Pioneer Village.

Event details and contact info:

Choose, but Choose Wisely

An 1812 Play by Jeff Culbert


Tuesday to Thursday, July 16, 17, 18

Tuesday to Thursday, July 23, 24, 25

Tickets: $15 each, admission included

Book on-line at or through the Fanshawe Pioneer Village website:

Event details and contact info:

Celebrate Ontario’s Heritage and Mother’s Day at Ireland House in Burlington

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Looking for something different and unique to do for Mother’s Day this year? Museums of Burlington’s Ireland House, is holding a special Mother’s Day Downton Abbey Tea & Springtime Celebration:

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Ireland House, highlighting the life and times of the women who inhabited the Historic House through the generations! Enjoy FREE ADMISSION throughout the grounds and museum, take in historic cooking, gardening and craft workshops, artisan demonstrations and other outdoor activities such as our new nature trail!

The Mother’s Day Tea will include premium tea and Edwardian refreshments such as Gougeres, savoury fig tarts, finger sandwiches, also served will be scones with cream and preserves and other sweets such as Madeira Cake, Treacle Tarts and Wellesley Fudge, among other recipes and themes inspired by Downton Abbey, all with a special surprise host from the past! Don’t miss it!

Tea Tickets: $20/Adults, Child (5-12yrs) $15, (under 5yrs free)
 Tickets for tea times must be purchased in advance. Tickets may be purchased by credit card over the telephone by calling 905-332-9888 or in person at Ireland House Museum.
         Tea runs at hourly intervals, beginning at 11:00 a.m.
Limited Spaces. Group maximum is 28 people.  

Call to register and to purchase tickets in advance for Tea Time.

For more information, please contact:  
Sylvia Hentz, Special Events Programmer
P. 905-332-9888  E:

Valerie Amaral, Special Events Assistant

P. 905-332-9888  E:

FYI: Heritage Event at Pickering Museum Village

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

If you like pudding, then this is the event for you! The Pickering Museum Village and the Culinary Historians of Canada are presenting a workshop on ” The Pleasures of Puddings.” Learn all about the variety of traditional puddings made from ingredients available in the mid to late 1800s. Sampling is of course included!

Date: Sunday, April 7, 2013

Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Location: Pickering Museum Village, Redman House Program Centre (map)

Pre-Registration Required

Register now at


$30 per person, $25 for Culinary Historians of Canada members.

For more information or registration assistance, call 905.683.8401 during office hours

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FYI: Trent Valley Archives Event: Archives in Your Attic

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Do you have old postcards, photographs or letters in your home or cottage? During Heritage Week, the Trent Valley Archives will host an event to which you can bring old newspapers, books and memorabilia such as military and commercial collectibles. This is your chance to learn more about what makes these items worth saving. Specialists will give advice on how to preserve these documents and to ensure their long-term usefulness and attractiveness.

Date: Monday, February 18, 2013

Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Location: Trent Valley Archives, 567 Carnegie Avenue, Peterborough (map)

Making a reservation is recommended by calling 705-745-4404 or emailing Heather at:

For more information visit the Trent Valley Archives website at:

Want to find out about other Heritage Events around Ontario? Check out the Ontario Heritage Trust website at:

FYI: Upcoming Heritage Event: Genealogy Fair at the Westmount Branch, London Public Library

Friday, February 15th, 2013

The Westmount branch of the London Public Library is hosting a Genealogy Fair in honour of Heritage Week.

Date: Saturday, February 16, 2013

Time: 9:00 am -5:00 pm

Location: London Public Library, Westmount Branch, 3200 Wonderland Rd. S. London (map)

Free Drop in. No registration required

Contact Info:

Telephone: 519-661-4600 or visit their website at: