28 July 2011

Colonel By Day

The August holiday Monday is known as Colonel By Day in Ottawa and celebrates our history and the building of the Rideau Canal under the direction of Lt. Colonel John By. It takes place on August 1st from 11am - 4pm on the grounds of the Bytown Museum beside the Ottawa locks.

Ottawa Branch will have a table, so drop by and say hello. We can help you learn more about researching your roots in the Ottawa area (or just researching in the Ottawa area). There will also be heritage lace making, rug braiding, and musketry demonstrations, storytelling by local Ruthanne Edward, performances by the Ingleneuk Scottish Dancers, the Ottawa English Country Dance Club, and Chad Wolfe Stepdancers, music by Fiddleground and Heritage Hands Ottawa Drum Club, blacksmithing, professional face painting, tabletop exhibits from local heritage groups and museums, a Celtic Cross Commemoration Ceremony, costumed characters and historical theatre by Vintage Stock Theatre,  and free admission to the Bytown Museum! Check it out: http://www.choocopo.ca/english/cbday.html. Hope to see you there!

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