Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Lecture Series: Canadian History, eh?

On Tuesdays in November, at 2:30 pm, there will be the Fall Lecture Series presented by Grey Roots, and Gary Weigner will give talks on the following -

November 5: European Discovery Natives and Europeans first contact: struggle was inevitable. How Europe paid for its future industrial growth on the backs of the Natives of North America.

November 12: French VS EnglishWhy is there still tension between us? Where did it begin in our history? Why did the French stay in Canada after 1763? Where do we go from here?

November 19: The Canadian IdentityBritish? American? Melting pot or Fruitcake blend? How has our history shaped our character?

November 26: From Nationhood to the Present
Explore the hot button issues about why we confederated and how we began as a player on the international stage.

A graduate in History and Political Science from the University of Guelph, Gary Weinger taught High School History, English, Law and Business for over thirty years.

For more information, go to Grey Roots Museum and Archives at http://www.greyroots.com/programs-events/events

They are located in Owen Sound, Ontario.

Decoration Days, Doors Open and Tours

My thanks go to Sherri Pettit for posting Decoration Days, Open Doors, and Tours in local cemeteries in Ontario.  

For example, some of the events will take place on the following dates –

Amherstburg – Christ Church Anglican Cemetery Aug 28 Open Doors

Burlington – Nelson United Cemetery Sat., Sep. 28. Doors Open.

Fairfield – Fairfield Cemetery Sun., Sep. 8. Decoration Sunday

For more information about the places where these events will be held, go to http://canadacems.blogspot.com/2013/08/decoration-days-tours.html