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COLONEL BY DAY
DATE: Monday August 6th, 2012 (Civic Holiday)
TIME: 11am - 4pm
LOCATION: Bytown Museum: 1 Canal Lane, Ottawa, ON, K1P 1L1
Colonel By Day celebrates the accomplishments of Lt. Colonel John By and the workers in constructing the Rideau Canal and founding of Bytown; our present day Ottawa! Now in its 17th year, this heritage event has expanded to include new performances and activities which are sure to entertain the whole family!
Join CHOO/COPO and the Bytown Museum to commemorate Colonel By with a FREE fun-filled day of heritage. The festival will feature costumed characters and historically-based theatre; musketry, blacksmithing demonstrations; heritage craft demonstrations such as lace making and rug braiding; other demonstrations include canoe carving, making fresh bread from a clay oven and telegraphy; Scottish and English Country dancing; children's heritage-themed activities and storytelling by local storyteller Ruthanne Edward; musical performances by FiddleGround, Heritage Hands Ottawa Drum Club and Maura Volante; professional face painting; tabletop exhibits from local heritage groups and museums; a Celtic Cross Commemoration Ceremony; the new Colonel By Bistro, free admission to the Bytown Museum, and much more!
For more information, please visit www.choocopo.ca or www.bytownmuseum.com
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