Events

Events

Organizing committees have been working together to create a remarkable 200th anniversary celebration. More than 200 events are in the works for 2016!

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The Town of Perth …

… is hosting Fire + Ice, a fun-filled winter carnival in February, the Ontario Town Crier Championships in May, and a Blast from the Past Homecoming Weekend in July.

Tay Valley Township …

… is planning an old fashioned winter carnival for January, Settlers Heritage Days coupled with the Lanark County Plowing Match in August, and a heritage-theme community dinner dance for December. September 2015 will see the launch of the anniversary with the release of At Home in Tay Valley, a book celebrating the history and people of Tay Valley Township and containing contributions from more than 60 people rooted in the area.

Drummond/North Elmsley Township …

… will present a range of community-oriented events including their Pioneer Maple Days in April at local sugar shacks, the Township’s Heritage Day in May, Celebrate Balderson Days in July commemorating the dairy industry and the Discover Drummond Day road tour and get together in September, all of which will feature the township’s traditions and community spirit.

The Township of Beckwith …

… will focus on their June Heritage Days, the beautification of historic properties, recognising the Settler and Jock River Corridor, and an anniversary book.

Volunteers in Drummond/North Elmsley and Tay Valley …

… are working together on several legacy projects including mapping the arduous route the first settlers took from Brockville on foot and by scow to reach the military settlement, honouring more than 80 farms that have been in the same family for 100, 150 or 200 years, and recognizing trees that have special significance to the community.

Local businesses are joining the 200th anniversary …

… with special events: Barndoor Productions is offering four plays based on our history; the Blue Heron Golf Club is hosting a heritage golf tournament; the Fall River Restaurant is offering a special pioneer dinner; and ECOTAY is planning a music and speaker series.

Local organizations are also celebrating …

The Lanark County Quilters’ Guild recently completed a 19th century-style quilt honouring the 200th anniversary of the Perth Military Settlement – it will be displayed at several events throughout the year. The famous Kilt Run in 2016 will follow the historic Rideau Ferry Road and Scotch Line; and the Canadian Federation of University Women will include a legacy farm in its Heritage Perth and Tay Valley Christmas House Tour. Many more groups are adding a heritage twist to their annual events.