05 August 2012

Celebrate Colonel By Day

Monday August 6th is the Ontario Civic Holiday, named for Colonel By in Ottawa to honour the man who founded Bytown and oversaw the construction of the Rideau Canal for the British Military.

Colonel By Day is a free, outdoor, one-day heritage-themed festival, presented by CHOO/COPO in partnership with the Bytown Museum. This family-oriented event runs from 11:00am to 4:00pm on the grounds around the Bytown Museum, close to the Entrance Locks of the Rideau Canal between Parliament Hill and the Chateau Laurier.

Local family history and heritage societies are well represented. It's a good opportunity to renew acquaintances and find out what's going on in the local community.

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