Grand River Watershed
15th Annual Heritage Day Workshop & Celebration
Friday, February 17, 2012    8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
South Dumfries Community Centre & Arena
7 Gaukel Dr., St. George, Ontario

Crossroads of Conflict, Pathways to Peace: Divided Loyalties

Morning ProgramModerator:  Kate Carter, Professor, Laurier Brantford

8:30-9:00 a.m.       Registration (refreshments will be available)

9:00-9:05 a.m.       Town Crier – Larry Davis

9:05-9:25 a.m.       War of 1812 Bicentennial Promotional Video – produced by the Brantford, County of Brant, Six Nations and New Credit War of 1812 Bicentennial Committee

9:25-9:30 a.m.       Welcoming Remarks – Ron Eddy, Mayor, County of Brant

9:30-10:00 a.m.       Historical Overview of the War of 1812: Role of the Grand River and its Residents – Ron Dale, Superintendent, Niagara National Historic Sites

10:00-10:30 a.m.   Why Commemorate the War? Adrienne Horne, Western Corridor Bicentennial Alliance

10:30-11:00 a.m.   Refreshment Break & Displays

11:00-11:15 a.m.   War of 1812 Trivia Challenge Karen Dearlove, Curator, Chiefswood National Historic Site

11:15-11:45 a.m.   Historical Vignettes – Performances by local thespians

Buffet Lunch – Displays

Afternoon Program – Moderator:  Sean Allen, Reporter, Brant News and Host, Talk Local Brant, Rogers TV

1:00-1:05 p.m.       Town Crier – David McKee

1:05-1:10 p.m.       Welcoming Remarks – Chris Friel, Mayor, City of Brantford

1:10-1:55 p.m.       A Desert Between Us and Them Bill Darfler, Yvonne Drebert and Zack Melnick

1:55-2:20 p.m.       Historical Vignettes – Performances by local thespians

2:20-2:50 p.m.       Personal Stories of the War of 1812– Rick Hill, Grand River Territory of the Six Nations

2:50-3:20 p.m.       Quakers, Mennonites and Tunkers: Pacifists, Protestors and Participation in the War of 1812 Jonathan Seiling, University of Toronto

3:20-4:30 p.m.       ‘Victory’ Reception featuring ‘Pearls of Time’

Registration is free but space is limited.  All participants must be preregistered. 
Registrations will be accepted until Friday, February 10, 2012 or until the registration is at capacity. Donations to help defray costs will be gratefully received and can be made online at www.grandriver.ca or at the event.


Registeronline by visiting www.brant.caand following the EZReg Register Online links or return a completed form to Krystyna Lazar, County of Brant, 66 Grand River St. N. Paris, ON   N3L 2M2   Email:  recprograms@brant.ca   Phone:  519-442-6324 ext. 3023   Fax:  519-442-3461





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HOSTED BY: Heritage Working Group of The Grand Strategy

SPONSORED BY:  City of Brantford, County of Brant, Grand River Conservation Authority,

ORGANIZED BY:  City of Brantford, County of Brant, Grand River Conservation Authority, Heritage Working Group of The Grand Strategy