Friday, October 16, 2009

Flat Thomas Finds an Island

Leta West encountered Flat Thomas taking in the sights far from his Talbot Settlement. He agreed to pose for several photographs and Leta forwarded those to us with a quick note...
"At last Thomas reached the far west coast of Canada over 200 years later. Here he is on Vancouver Island at the Elk Falls Provincial Park standing before thousand year old Douglas Fir trees."
Vancouver Island was named after George Vancouver. George was a British Naval Officer. He explored the Pacific Coast of North America for three years, from 1791 to 1794. Just think, George might have stood where Flat Thomas is standing in front of the very same trees!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Tyrconnell Heritage Society Harvest Dinner


Join the Society as it celebrates the harvest season with signature dishes that reflect the 1850s era but are prepared with an eye to a contemporary palate. The bar opens at 6:00 pm and your dining experience begins at 6:30 pm. Dinner will be served home style. Entertainment and a live and silent auction will round out the evening's activities. Tickets are $30 each and are available through the Carriage House Office behind the Backus-Page House Museum (519-762-3072 or email Proceeds from this event will go directly to support programs and operating schedules at the Backus-Page House Museum. Come down to Lakeview Gardens in Eagle on November 21st for great food and a full night of entertainment.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Friends of Doon Heritage Crossroads

The Friends of Doon Heritage Crossroads invite you to have
Dinner with Friends on Saturday, November 7 at 7 p.m.

Share an evening with friends, enjoy a great meal and have fun in The Galt Club at Café 13 Main Street Grill in Cambridge. Enjoy a delicious three course meal with your choice from three entrees, wine, entertainment and a chance to win fabulous door prizes. Tickets are $100 per person and can be purchased by calling the museum at 519-748-1914. VISA and MasterCard
accepted on phone orders. A tax receipt for the fundraising portion of your ticket will be issued. Business casual attire required. Charitable Registration # 0319186–59-15

All proceeds go to the Friends of Doon Heritage Crossroads in support of programs at Doon Heritage Crossroads, including the new Region of Waterloo History Museum.