Author Archives: Janet Iles

Tea on the Train: Crumpets & Crinolines: The History of Afternoon Tea

Sold Out — Thank you to everyone who has purchased tickets.

The CWHC presents its first Tea on the Train on Wednesday, October 17 at 2 p.m. onboard Coach #4484

The presentation is entitled: “Crumpets & Crinolines: The History of Afternoon Tea”. CWHC curator, Wendy Tomlinson explains how the humble cup of tea changes society and fashion through the ages.

Thank you to our sponsor All things T

Cost $10.00 — Space is limited. Please reserve in advance at the Community Waterfront Heritage Centre. 519-371-3333

Due to the historic nature of Coach #4884, it is not totally accessible.

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Fish Tales — Fish travelled by Rail

The Sydenham Sportsmen Association has just finished  hosting another Salmon Spectacular Fishing Derby. The following old photographs are courtesy this group. These photographs are featured in the 2018 feature Exhibit at the Community Waterfront Heritage Centre.

Department of Fisheries train car, fitted with tanks for restocking

cans used for restocking fish, could be carried into the bush,
early 20th century

restocking, 1955

Owen Sound Mill Dam

first concrete fish ladder built in Ontario, at Mill Dam OS, 1952

 

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Quilt Raffle 2018

Quilts Raffle 2018

Be sure to buy your raffle tickets to win one of four quilts. Tickets are $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00.  The draw will be held October 6, 2018 at 4 p.m. There were 3750 tickets printed. Tickets are available at the Community Waterfront Heritage Centre and from CWHC board members.

Licence #M805039

1st Prize: Sailor Star
2nd Prize: Thomas the Tank Engine
3rd Prize: Seaside Dreams
4th Prize: Steam Engine

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