It's Canada's 139th birthday!
The Honourable Bev Oda, Minister of Canadian
Heritage and Status of Women, along with Marcel Beaudry, Chair of the
National Capital Commission (NCC), announced the celebrations planned
for Canada Day 2006.
Both Minister Oda and Mr. Beaudry "called upon all
Canadians to make Canada's Capitol their destination on July 1st to
celebrate our nation's birthday."
"Since 1984, the NCC, has organized the biggest birthday party in the country, " said Mr. Beaudry.
The following artists will present shows on Parliament Hill on Canada Day -
Colin James (British Columbia)
Ariane Moffatt (Quebec)
Jesse Cook and Samba Squad (Ontario)
Tanay Tagaq Gillis (Nunavut)
Michael Pagliogo (Quebec)
African Guitar Summit (Ontario and British Columbia)
Genealogy News and Articles Please check my writer's website and blog <http://www.scriptorium.ca>
for June, where I talk about "Preserving Your Family History," the
seminar we attended June 10th at the LDS in Ottawa, attending the 12th
annual fall conference on British Isles Family History in Ottawa, being
at the AGM of the Ottawa Genealogical Society meeting on June 20th, and
the June 24th AGM of the Media Club of Ottawa.
Check the June/July issue of the Family Chronicle <http://www.familychronicle.com>
for my article "Your Ancestors at a Glance: Surname Profiling."
Discover how you can follow migration patterns of a surname from Great
Britain to North America. The article is on pp 46 to 47.
If you need to know about Ontario genealogy, read my
article called "Tending the Roots of an Ontario Family Tree" in the
May/June issue of Everton's Genealogical Helper <http://www.evertons.com>.
Read how you can do Ontario genealogy by following six different
'genealogical helpers' - Census, Church Records, Cemeteries/Obituries,
Land Records, Local Histories, and Queries. The article is on pp 17 to
Museum of Civilization
There are three virtual exhibits at the Museum of Civilization website
<www.civilization.ca> and they are: "Gateway to Aboriginal
Heritage"; "Marius Barbeau: A Glimpse of Canadian Culture (1883-1869)";
and "Crossroads of Culture: 200 Years of Canadian Immigration".
The Gateway to Aboriginal Heritage highlights Canada's First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples.
There are 30,000 historical images and artifacts to
view at your leisure, ranging from stone tools to clothing.
Please visit the Gateway's virtual exhibit online at <http://www.civilization.ca/tresors/ethno/index_e.html>.
The exhibit of Marius Barbeau—who was born in
Sainte-Marie de Beauce, Quebec, and worked at the museum until his
retirement until 1949—is very interesting.
His research interests included the culture of the
Huron and the French Canadian. He collected some 400 French-Canadian
folk tales, 7,000 songs, and over 2,000 artifacts. He wrote over 1,000
books and articles, and left 12 linear metres of manuscripts and more
than 30 linear metres of research notes.
He was named a "person of national historic importance" by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
See the exhibit of Marius Barbeau at <http://www.civilization.ca/tresors/barbeau/index_e.html>.
The other virtual exhibit traces the evolution of
immigration to Canada. Called the "Crossroads of Culture: 200 Years of
Canadian Immigration", the exhibit documents three areas of immigrants
- the Hungarian Immigrants; Italian Immigrants; and a general overview
There are photos and papers in this exhibit at <http://www.civilization.ca/tresors/immigration/index_e.html>.
Ottawa and France Commemorate Battles of the Somme and Beaumont-Hamel Canada will honour
the 90th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme and the Battle of
Beaumont-Hamel during World War I. They will also honour the
Newfoundlanders who fought there.
More than 24,000 Canadians—as well as 700
Newfoundlanders—were killed, wounded, or went missing in the Somme
Region in 1916.
The ceremony will start at 8:45 a.m. on Saturday,
July 1st at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. Along with Prime
Minister Harper, wreaths will be laid by the Governor-Genearal and
representatives from both the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and the
Newfoundland and Labrador RCL to mark the anniversary of these battles.
There is a website at <http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/general/sub.cfm?source=memorials>.
World War II Memorial - Perth and Collegiate Institute
Men from the Perth and Collegiate Institute who died while serving
during WW II are to be honored with a memorial, but Tim Zander would
like to know if you have any more information about them.
The list is as follows-
Milton Howard BOYD
Edmund Armstrong BURKE
George Russell BURKE
Lloyd Henry CAMERON
Alexander Railton CAMPBELL
James Wilfred CONLON
Kenneth Wilfred DAVIS
Robert Elmer DRYSDALE
John Leonard DUNLOP
James Albert EASTON
Ernest D. FRIZELL
William Dewey HAGYARD
Norman John Patrick HARTNEY
John McLeod HOGG
William John HOPE
John Henry HUDSON
William Joseph KYLE
James Michael McGLADE
Robert Clifton MILLIKEN
Thomas Keith MONTGOMERY
Jack Oswald MUNROE
Norman Franklin READY
Albert Edward SLEGG
Robert J. WHITE
Edward Denis YOUNG
If you notice any errors in
the list, misspelled names, or if someone should be included and was
not, or if someone was included, but should not have been, please
notify Tim at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Website Pick of the Month!
Ever drive down a road in Ontario and see a historical plaque beside
the street, but are too much in a hurry to stop and read it? Now, you
can take all the time you need to read the plaque on the Interent, and
see a picture of it, to boot!
Alan L. Brown has put together this website <http://www.ontarioplaques.com> and
has gone around the province to take photos of 1,100 plaques that
commemorate people, places, and events in Ontario's heritage.
You can search for the plaque by the subject or
location. There are link to other sites, comments, and a history of the
You may email Alan at <email@example.com>.