Sault Ste. Marie hosted the very first heritage conference in 1988 and thirty years later they’re hosting it again. A great opportunity to re-visit this wonderful region!
The local organizing committee has been planning the event for several years now, with a view to showing off their region’s considerable heritage assets. The program is shaping up to allow the attendees to visit local heritage sites and venues; among them the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre, the Heritage Discovery Centre, and the Algoma Conservation Building. The social program and tours offered during the conference and on Sunday will provide choices to explore the sites and the history. This beautiful area is a gateway to the canal, and is surrounded by natural beauty.
The main venue will be the Delta Sault Ste. Marie Waterfront Hotel and Conference Centre. Group rates will range from $139 for a Delta room to $159 for a Deluxe room offering a waterfront superior view. For budgeting purposes, flights from Toronto to Sault Ste. Marie are less than $300.
The conference website www.ontarioheritageconference.ca will keep you updated as planning progresses.
Rachel Arnaud, Port Hope Archivist, will be talking on the travails of travel in 19th century Ontario, and in particular on William Weller’s wonderful stagecoach service which transported travelers between the major cities, and the local inns and hostelries where they put up.
$20 members, $25 non-members, includes Wine and Refreshments. Make out cheque to ACO Port Hope, ‘Overland’, and mail to: Beeson, 305-148 Third Street, Cobourg, K9A 5X2. (Do not fail to include name, email, and telephone number)
For more information call Patsy Beeson at 905.373.4512, or, preferably, email firstname.lastname@example.org.