Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Peacekeeper's Day

Three years ago, National Peacekeepers' Day become an official day in Canada. Every year on August 9, past and present Canadian peacekeepers have been honoured through events, and activities across Canada.

Veterans Affairs Canada National Peacekeepers’ Day Also gives their history, and a list of events that are taking place across the country.

Canadian Association of Veterans in United Nations Peacekeeping

Gives the history of the RCMP as peacekeepers

Museum Explores Mining Heritage

The Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre is putting on "Mining Rocks of the North" exhibit from August 3 to September 5, 2011

They will have special events that will include "Gold Panning on Vermillion River" on August 20, 2011, as well as the exhibit.

If you have questions about the history of Capreol and Area including the towns of Sellwood and Milnet, the museum has books, and photos.

The museum is located at 26 Bloor St. Capreol, Ontario.

The website is http://normhc.ca/silverstripe/

Fergus Scottish Fesival & Highland Games

From August 12th to the 14th, Fergus, Ontario will be the place to be if you have an interest in things Scottish.

There will a full genealogy program at the The Record & Guelph Mercury's Genealogy and Education Venue, which is situated beside the Heavy Events field within the picturesque Avenue of the Clans.

The site says it "Lectures from our featured author, book signing, Scottish musicians, The Chieftain, dance, Scottish and Celtic related lectures given by top Canadian academics, featured athletes, tartan and kilt making, weaponry, battles, geography, sculptor, croft display, the distillation of Scotch, the many uses of Highland heather and much more".

There is a Historical Research Centre, Genealogy Research Centre and Tartan Research Centre within the venue. The Scottish Athletic Hall of Fame is the only comprehensive exhibit in the world illustrating the recorded history of indigeneous Scottish sport.

The exhibit is interpreted by historian-author Lynn Boland Richardson and renowned sports author and Commonwealth official Mr. David P Webster O.B.E. Photo opportunities and athlete autographs are available.

To go to their website http://www.fergusscottishfestival.com/
or contact them at info@FergusScottishFestival.com