Monday, August 17, 2015

Champlain on the Humber

Well, he wasn't actually, but Etienne Brulé possibly was  This year marks the 400th anniversary of Champlain's sojourn in what is now Ontario, and various events linked to his movements and to the 400th anniversary of Franco-Ontario have been organized.

Including a day long seminar 26 September 2015 at the Old Mill conference centre, right on the Humber on the west side of Toronto: "The Toronto Carrying Place: A Shared Legacy."

Speakers and hosts include:
Annie Veilleux, Cultural Heritage Division Manager at Archaeological Services, Inc.
Christian Bode, President, La Société d’histoire de Toronto
Prof. John Steckley, anthropologist, linguist
Christopher Moore, Governor-General award-winning author and historian
Prof. Carolyn Podruchny, historian, York University
J’net AyAy Qwa Yak Sheelth, Indigenous Outreach and Learning Coordinator, Royal Ontario Museum
Garry Sault, Elder, Mississauga of the New Credit First Nation
Details:  Etobicoke Historical Society  Registration here.

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