Category Archives: information

Tay Township Santa Claus Parade

Thanks to Michelle Gouett, her team of dedicated workers, and the participation of some 35 area entries, Santa arrived in Waubaushene on November 29 to the delight of hundreds of local residents. Our Tay Heritage Committee float followed the Colour … Continue reading

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advertisements 1916 and 1919 The New Era – Victoria Harbour newspaper

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Community newspapers give a fascinating look into the daily life of the people who once lived in our communities. Ads for trucks, tobacco, lye, wax to seal mason jars, seeds, clothing, and pain relievers.  Ads from companies seeking furs and … Continue reading

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Heritage Places television

A new heritage-related ibroadcast internet television show premiered on January 14, 2013.  This show is available only on the internet. Heritage Places focuses on beautiful historic architecture in Canada.  22 minute episodes are available for one week at for more … Continue reading

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Victoria Harbour – Some early buildings/businesses – 1980s interviews

In the early 1980s some students conducted interviews of local residents of Victoria Harbour.  This led to a publication in 1993 of a small pamphlet regarding the history of Victoria Harbour.   Looking into the research notes from the interviews I … Continue reading

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new on the Ontario Heritage Trust website

Dear Municipal Heritage Committee Chairperson, I’m pleased to share the Ontario Heritage Trust’s announcement of the recent addition of two new pages on the Trust’s website. A page focusing on Heritage Conservation Districts has been launched. It provides detailed information … Continue reading

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Ontario Historical Society newsletter online

Ontario Historical Society  newsletter online at

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possible public archaeology day in our area

The Huronia Chapter of the Ontario Archaeology Society is working to arrange a public archaeology day tentatively set for the August 11th 12th weekend. The location planned but not yet confirmed completely is a newly discovered Huron Wendat village site. … Continue reading

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First Cat in Huronia, 1623

According to  Elsie M. Jury (she and husband Wilfrid Jury were key players in the development of Ste. Marie Among the Hurons) in her article on Toanché of the Hurons, Canadian Geographical Journal February 1967, the first cat came to … Continue reading

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recapping War of 1812 bicentennial events in our area

War of 1812 Bicentennial Event: April to September Church and Cemetery Tours -St. James on the Line, Penetanguishene – War of 1812 Bicentennial Event: May to June and September: War of 1812 Education Programme – Discovery Harbour Historic Site, … Continue reading

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Victoria Harbour Library – Designated Building

This is a sample post for a designated heritage building in Victoria Harbour. For further details see the link to the information sheet on the area (” Victoria Harbour”) tab .

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