Building Welland Canals topic of Duncan series

News Sep 10, 2009 Ancaster News

The Giant’s Rib Discovery Centre presents The Building of the Welland Canals -Moving Ships over the Niagara Escarpment with local historian Robert Williamson as part of its ongoing Bruce Duncan Memorial Lecture Series.

This series, named in honour of the former general manager of the Hamilton Conservation Authority, is dedicated to promoting the Niagara Escarpment as an internationally recognized World Biosphere Reserve, as well as being a truly unique topographic feature of our natural and cultural heritage.

Mr. Williamson is a noted historian who has written, co-authored or has been a contributing author to 13 heritage books and prepared 40 different slide-illustrated historical talks. He is also a member of the Hamilton Historical Board and the Hamilton Board of Education Archives. As a member of the board of education’s Speaker’s Bureau, he has made over 800 guest appearances locally and internationally to speak about Canadian heritage. As a guide he has conducted many local heritage walking and bus tours and prepared the wording for seven City of Hamilton heritage plaques. He has also served in the Canadian Naval Reserve for almost 30 years.

The presentation takes place Sunday, Sept. 20, 2 p. m. at the Dundas Valley Trail Centre, Dundas Valley Conservation Area, 650 Governor’s Rd., Dundas. Park entrance fee is a $3 per person, or a maximum $6 per car. No admission fee for children under 12. There is no charge for the lectures, but donations are welcome and appreciated.

For further information: Kenneth Hall at kenjoan75@sympatico.ca or Stan Nowak, basil.cottage@sympatico.ca

Building Welland Canals topic of Duncan series

News Sep 10, 2009 Ancaster News

The Giant’s Rib Discovery Centre presents The Building of the Welland Canals -Moving Ships over the Niagara Escarpment with local historian Robert Williamson as part of its ongoing Bruce Duncan Memorial Lecture Series.

This series, named in honour of the former general manager of the Hamilton Conservation Authority, is dedicated to promoting the Niagara Escarpment as an internationally recognized World Biosphere Reserve, as well as being a truly unique topographic feature of our natural and cultural heritage.

Mr. Williamson is a noted historian who has written, co-authored or has been a contributing author to 13 heritage books and prepared 40 different slide-illustrated historical talks. He is also a member of the Hamilton Historical Board and the Hamilton Board of Education Archives. As a member of the board of education’s Speaker’s Bureau, he has made over 800 guest appearances locally and internationally to speak about Canadian heritage. As a guide he has conducted many local heritage walking and bus tours and prepared the wording for seven City of Hamilton heritage plaques. He has also served in the Canadian Naval Reserve for almost 30 years.

The presentation takes place Sunday, Sept. 20, 2 p. m. at the Dundas Valley Trail Centre, Dundas Valley Conservation Area, 650 Governor’s Rd., Dundas. Park entrance fee is a $3 per person, or a maximum $6 per car. No admission fee for children under 12. There is no charge for the lectures, but donations are welcome and appreciated.

For further information: Kenneth Hall at kenjoan75@sympatico.ca or Stan Nowak, basil.cottage@sympatico.ca

Building Welland Canals topic of Duncan series

News Sep 10, 2009 Ancaster News

The Giant’s Rib Discovery Centre presents The Building of the Welland Canals -Moving Ships over the Niagara Escarpment with local historian Robert Williamson as part of its ongoing Bruce Duncan Memorial Lecture Series.

This series, named in honour of the former general manager of the Hamilton Conservation Authority, is dedicated to promoting the Niagara Escarpment as an internationally recognized World Biosphere Reserve, as well as being a truly unique topographic feature of our natural and cultural heritage.

Mr. Williamson is a noted historian who has written, co-authored or has been a contributing author to 13 heritage books and prepared 40 different slide-illustrated historical talks. He is also a member of the Hamilton Historical Board and the Hamilton Board of Education Archives. As a member of the board of education’s Speaker’s Bureau, he has made over 800 guest appearances locally and internationally to speak about Canadian heritage. As a guide he has conducted many local heritage walking and bus tours and prepared the wording for seven City of Hamilton heritage plaques. He has also served in the Canadian Naval Reserve for almost 30 years.

The presentation takes place Sunday, Sept. 20, 2 p. m. at the Dundas Valley Trail Centre, Dundas Valley Conservation Area, 650 Governor’s Rd., Dundas. Park entrance fee is a $3 per person, or a maximum $6 per car. No admission fee for children under 12. There is no charge for the lectures, but donations are welcome and appreciated.

For further information: Kenneth Hall at kenjoan75@sympatico.ca or Stan Nowak, basil.cottage@sympatico.ca