01 August 2012

Col By Day - 6 Aug

Looking for something fun, free, and heritage-related to do over the coming long weekend? Well, look no further!

Join CHOO/COPO and Ottawa Branch OGS for Colonel By Day on August 6th from 11am-4pm, taking place on the grounds of the Bytown Museum beside the Ottawa Locks.

Celebrate Ottawa's history and the building of the Rideau Canal under the direction of Lt. Colonel John By by joining us for a day of heritage lace making, rug braiding, knitting, telegraph and musketry demonstrations, storytelling by local Ruthanne Edward. There will be performances by the Ingleneuk Scottish Dancers and the Ottawa English Country Dance Club, music by Fiddleground, Heritage Hands Ottawa Drum Club and Maura Volante. Also see the Voyageur Canoe and Canoe Carving, a Clay oven built on site, 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. Don't forget about free admission to the Bytown Museum! Drop by the Ottawa Branch table to talk about local genealogical resources and get some hints on how to research your own family in the area. See you there!

For more information on Colonel By Day please visit http://www.choocopo.ca/english/cbday.html

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