Grand River Conservation Authority News- The History of War of 1812 in the watershed

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Panel from the comicstrip 1812, 2010 PRINT edition #3- by Silo cartoonist Rob Catherwood

The history of the War of 1812 in the Grand River watershed will be explored at the 15th Annual Heritage Day Workshop set for Friday, Feb. 17.
The theme for the day is Crossroads of Conflict, Pathways to Peace: Divided Loyalties. It’s hosted by the City of Brantford, County of Brant, Grand River Conservation Authority and the Grand Strategy Heritage Working Group. It takes place at the South Dumfries Community Centre and Arena, 7 Gaukel Dr., St. George.

The workshop will explore the influence of the Grand River in shaping military strategies and the trials and tribulations that arose for the people of the watershed as a result of conflicting political ideologies between Canadians and Americans. Presentations about the war by leading experts and local historians will be interspersed with live historical vignettes and personal stories. Exhibits and displays highlighting various perspectives on the war will be integral to the event.
The day culminates with a “Victory Reception,” providing participants with the opportunity to meet, mingle and discuss key insights and discoveries with others. Registration is free, but spaces are limited so participants must register in advance. There are several ways to register:

* Online by visiting Silo Direct Link to Brant Web and following the EZReg Register Online links,

* Call Krystyna Lazar, County of Brant, 66 Grand River St. N. Paris, phone: 519-442-6324 ext. 3023

* E-mail:
For more information on the Heritage Day Workshop and the Heritage Working Group go to the GRCA website at Silo Direct Link to GrandRiver Web in the
“Conferences” section.

Further information:
Barbara Veale, GRCA Coordinator of Policy Planning and Partnerships Phone 519-621-2763 x2274 | Email
| Web Silo Direct Link to GrandRiver Web

Carol Moore, County of Brant
Phone 519-442-6324 x3013 |

Nicole Drake, City of Brantford
Phone 519-751-9900 x219 |


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