I have come across the following Canadian websites, blogs, Facebook, and newspaper articles this past week that were of interest to me, and I thought you might be interested in them, too
Canadian Society of Mayflower Descendants http://www.csmd.org Have you been to this website lately? I had the occasion to go to it last week and notice that they have chapters (called colonies) across the country, and they appeared to be an active group in Canada.
Canadian Heritage Tours on The Waterways www.thegreatwaterway.com/blogs A collection of different things to do and see on the Rideau Canal Waterway in Ontario.
Facebook, Videos, You Tube
No sites this week.
Newspapers Articles of the Week
Thousands connect with Alberta's Ukrainian heritage http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/story/2013/08/12/edmonton-ukrainian-heritage-day.html The Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village is located at Edmonton Alberta, along Highway 16, just 3 km east of Elk Island National Park. It is an open-air museum that tells the story of Ukrainian immigrants who settled in this region to 1930 (1892-1930). The website is www.history.alberta.ca/ukrainianvillage/default.aspx
Confederation Centre to play host to new Mi'kmaq exhibition
www.journalpioneer.com/News/Local/2013-08-12/article-3347467/Confederation-Centre-to-play-host-to-new-Mikmaq-exhibition/1 A new travelling exhibition highlighting the Mi’kmaq history of Prince Edward Island is set to open at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery in Charlottetown.
Fort Vermilion marks 225th anniversary with a parade that touches on its historic past www.edmontonjournal.com/Fort+Vermilion+marks+225th+anniversary+with+parade+that+touches+historic+past/8775802/story.html The float down the main street in Fort Vermilion told of the start of the town as a fur trading post established by Charles Boyer with the Northwest Company on the banks of the Peace River in 1788.
Vikings exhibit coming to Museum of Civilization in 2015 www.ottawacitizen.com/travel/Vikings+exhibit+coming+Museum+Civilization+2015/8793876/story.html The exhibition We Call Them Vikings will open at the Canadian Museum of Civilization in November, 2015, and continue to the next April.
Swaminarayan sect buys 2 US, Canada churches http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-08-15/ahmedabad/41412652_1_churches-sansthan-mahesh-varsani The Shree Swaminarayan Gaadi Sansthan Maninagar religion, based in India, is busy buying unused churches across the world. One such church is a 100-year old church in Scarborough, Ontario – next door to Toronto.
Key piece of lighthouse history makes it back home www.ngnews.ca/News/Local/2013-08-14/article-3351059/Key-piece-of-lighthouse-history-makes-it-back-home/1 Barry MacDonald, president of the Nova Scotia Lighthouse Preservation Society, has donated the original lens from the second Caribou lighthouse to the Northumberland Fisheries Lighthouse Museum.
Story of the Week
National Acadian Day
The National Acadian Day is held every year on August 15th. During the first National Convention of the Acadians held at Memramcook, New Brunswick in 1881, that the Acadians leaders received the directive to set the date of this celebration as August 15th.
A good site to bring you up-to-date on the history of Acadians is at www.cbc.ca/acadian/feature_national_acadian_day.html
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