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200TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Thanks to Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage (BCAH) for funding local events in celebration of the 200th Anniversary.
A special thanks to other donors. Please click on the link below for information on the 200th Anniversary Donors information and more.
BECKWITH THEN AND NOW BOOK AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
The Council of the Township of Beckwith are proud to announce,
"Beckwith Then and Now" Celebrating 200 Years
Books are available for purchase at the Beckwith Township Office: 1702 9th Line Beckwith
$45.10 per book (HST included)
The perfect book to share heart felt memories and original recipes from one generation to the next.
"Beckwith Then and Now is a must read to appreciate our rural Canadian heritage. Written in the classic storyteller method and using an unique modern almanac style, this book captures life in a typical rural setting for the past 200 years. With its exquisite photos, home-spun wisdom, short stories about life, and wonderful artifacts and recipes, Beckwith Then and Now leaves the reader wanting more.
Unlike our typical Canadian History book which focuses on celebrities in our large urban settings, this book celebrates unique people, events and locations found in the proudly rural Beckwith Township. Beckwith Township has scored a touchdown with this book."
Review by Robert More
"Beckwith Then and Now, Celebrating 200 Years is a glossy, full-colour sampler of the commerce, community and citizens of Beckwith Township. Carefully selected vintage and modern photographs, salted with facts, family stories and time tested recipes through the seasons make this a book you will look at often. Intriguing taste delights are promised with recipes from CPR Plum Pudding, Old Country Bannock, Maggie's Mystery Cake and an Elephant Stew that will serve 3800 people. Stories of the Derry, the Church of the Cross Keys, St. Fillan's Crozier, an historic grandfather clock as well as facts about rural schools, cheese factories, stone quarrying and harvesting ice blend in this handsome keepsake book - preserving the history for the next generations as time pushed onward."
Review by Claudia Smith - well know Lanark County Historian, author of recently published Barns A Reflection of Changing Times
BECKWITH PIONEER DAYS
SATURDAY, JUNE 11TH, 2016
BECKWITH PARK - 1319 9TH LINE BECKWITH
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Pancake Breakfast Hosted by Girl Guides
3:00 p.m. - Heritage Parade from Beckwith Public Works Garage to Beckwith Park
4:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Pork on a Bun Dinner
11:00 a.m. - Junkyard Johnny Show
12:00 - 2:00 p.m. - Cratur
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Bowes Brothers
4:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Jamie McMunn & Friends
Activities (10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
Petting Zoo & Pony Rides, Children's Giant Blow-up Slide, Demonstrations, Antique & Modern Machinery Displays, Livestock, Craft Market, BBQ Lunch, Children's Games, Face Painting, Beach Volleyball Tournament, Blacksmith Demonstration, Wood Carving Demonstration and much, much more!
200TH ANNIVERSARY HERITAGE PARADE
BECKWITH PIONEER DAYS INVITES YOU TO THE VERY FIRST:
200TH ANNIVERSARY HERITAGE PARADE
Saturday, June 11th,2016
Beginning at Beckwith Public Works Garage and ending at the Beckwith Park -
1644 9th Line Beckwith to 1319 9th Line Beckwith
200TH ANNIVERSARY TIME CAPSULE
LET'S PUT THE LID ON IT!
What items would you like to see included in the 200th Anniversary Time Capsule?
To be sealed and re-opened every 25 years!
Submit your idea(s) for the Beckwith Community Time Capsule by contacting the Beckwith Township Heritage Committee at 613-257-1539 or firstname.lastname@example.org
BY SEPTEMBER 1ST, 2016