Sunday, 24 September 2017

Heritage Forum: 30 September

If I were not attending the BIFHSGO Conference I'd be tempted by Heritage Ottawa's Heritage Forum. Held at Kars with the Rideau Township Historical Society, the day's events are:

 Giulio Maffini, an architect with over 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur, will discuss Manotick's experience with the City Design Guidelines for Rural Villages with a focus on the Falls House in Manotick Village.

 City of Ottawa Heritage Planner Anne Fitzpatrick will explain heritage policies with an emphasis on the Heritage Register and Designation.

 A City of Ottawa Archivist will share information on the resources available for researching the buildings, events and people who tell the stories of our rural communities.

 A brief history of Kars will be followed by a guided walking tour of the picturesque village by local resident Cameron Minor.

 Jim Mountain, Director of Regeneration Projects at the National Trust for Canada, will share his years of experience training and coaching communities on how to regen-
erate their Main Streets.

 A closing Bus Tour with commentary by Owen Cooke will take participants on a drive through beautiful Rideau Township, stopping at heritage sites along the way including such landmarks as St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, the Thomson Barn, the Rideau Archives, and more.

 Lunch and refreshment breaks will be provided.

The day begins at the Kars RA located at 1604 Old Wellington Street at 9:30 am and continues to 4:00 pm. Doors open at 9:00 am.
Pre-registration is required. The registration fee of $20 per person includes lunch, refreshments, and access to all events.
You can pre-register on the Heritage Ottawa website ( by making a $20 donation and entering "Heritage Forum" in the commemorative donation field.

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