PETERBOROUGH, ON, Feb. 18 /CNW/ - Today, the Ontario Heritage Trust
hosted a special event at Trent University to launch the province's
celebrations for Heritage Week 2011, which runs from February 21 to 27.
"As a longtime Peterborough resident and the founding President of Trent
University, I am very pleased that the Trust will be launching its 2011
celebrations here," said Professor Thomas H.B. Symons, Chairman of the
Ontario Heritage Trust. "I urge Ontarians to celebrate the unique
heritage in their communities, not only in the coming week, but
throughout the year."
During Heritage Week 2011, communities across Ontario will celebrate
with their own special events and activities, including exhibits,
lectures, workshops, informal gatherings and tours.
"Heritage Week is an important opportunity for us to reflect upon our
rich history and to recognize the organizations and volunteers across
the province working to keep Ontario's stories alive and forever
lasting," said Michael Chan, Minister of Tourism and Culture.
Today's event in Peterborough featured presentations, performances and a
Heritage Expo showcasing local organizations and school groups.
Highlights included the keynote address by Professor Thomas H.B. Symons
and a special presentation titled "Ontario's Hidden Heritage" by Ron
Brown, celebrated author, geographer and travel writer.
Next week, a number of Ontario Heritage Trust sites are hosting special
events: free guided tours are being offered at the Elgin and Winter
Garden Theatre Centre and at Enoch Turner Schoolhouse in Toronto. A
series of free lectures and guided tours are also happening at Fulford
Place in Brockville. In addition, on Friday, February 25, in
partnership with the Trust, The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant
Governor of Ontario, will present the annual Lieutenant Governor's
Ontario Heritage Awards at Queen's Park. Visit www.heritagetrust.on.ca for details.
The Ontario Heritage Trust is an agency of the Government of Ontario,
dedicated to identifying, preserving, protecting and promoting
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