TORONTO, April 22, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, will join the Ontario Heritage Trust for an event commemorating the bicentennial of the battle and occupation of York in 1813.
|Date:||Sunday, April 28, 2013|
|Location:||Parliament interpretive centre|
|265 Front Street East, Toronto|
|guests:||The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario|
|The Honourable Michael Chan, Minister of Culture, Tourism and Sport|
|Dr. Thomas H.B. Symons, Chairman, Ontario Heritage Trust|
Following the event, information and artifacts relating to General Sir Roger Hale Sheaffe, who led the defence during the attack on York, will be on display for the first time at Parliament. These new artifacts will enhance the exhibit "Foundations & Fire: Early Parliament and the War of 1812 Experience at York."
The Parliament interpretive centre sits on the site of the former parliament buildings, burned during the occupation of York.
For more information, visit www.heritagetrust.on.ca/parliament.
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SOURCE: Ontario Heritage Trust
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