01 July 2011

Canada Day 2011

The Set Up Crew
Dick & Marilyn Hughes, Susie Boyce, Bev Boyce, Bobby-Jo Morris,
Mary Jane Throop, Barb Throop, Sharon White (archivist), Bill Kennedy,
Gerry Boyce, Stanley Jones and Lindi Pierce of Heritage Belleville
The Hastings County Historical Society had no shortage of volunteers to man its displays at the Canada Day festivities July 1st. The gang shown on the right pitched in to help make Canada's 144th birthday at Zwicks' Park a big success. The Society has been a participant in Belleville's Canada Day celebrations since the current Canada Day Committee was set up in 2005.

The Society combined its activities with Heritage Belleville and Glanmore National Historic Site to provide visitors with information about Belleville and Hastings County. 
Crying in the Morning Crew
From left to right - Bev Boyce, Bobby-Jo Morris, Barb & Mary Jane Throop, Gerry Boyce, Dick & Marilyn Hughes, Sharon White, John Lowry, Elizabeth Mitchell, Orland & Sylvia French, Bill Kennedy and Bruce Bedel
Not in picture Adele Dibben, Donna Fanno, Marney Black, Katherine Mills, George Pearce, Diane Sule, Mike Shaw (afternoon crew) and Nick White (taking picture)
In addition to historic photographs of the city and surrounding area there were checkers games, history type jigsaw puzzles composed of historic sites, a display of architectural drawings of the proposed Community Archives renovation and the annual Scavenger Hunt.This year there were exactly 200 entries in the  Scavenger Hunt which is comprised of ten historical questions stapled to posts throughout the Canada Day venue. Contestants need to answer all ten questions and deposit their answers in a ballot box with some very nice prizes going to the winners.

A more complete set of pictures of the event (including the huge queue for Daryl Kramp's free hot dogs) can be seen here.

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