Wednesday, March 30, 2011
(4) Student Positions
Incumbents successful to these positions will staff various tourist booths throughout
A major part of the Tourism Assistant experience includes operating as a goodwill ambassador for Elgin/St. Thomas. In many cases the Tourism Assistant will be a tourist’s first exposure to the area. Visitors from around the world have signed our guest books and experienced our famous tourist attractions. This is an exciting, customer oriented position that requires an outgoing and self-motivated personality.
Hours of Work: Approx. 35 hours per week - hours will vary including weekends
Salary: $10.25 per hour
1. Must have own transportation and a valid class ‘G’
2. Experience in computer software including word processing, and excel spreadsheets.
3. Pleasant, outgoing with a basic knowledge of
4. Good time management, interpersonal, communication and problem solving skills.
5. Minimum Grade 12 graduate currently attending post secondary education facility.
6. Must be returning to full-time studies in September 2011
7. Preference will be given to residents of
Application Deadline: ,
To be considered, please submit your resume, including cover letter to:
Human Resources Assistant
450 Sunset Drive,
Fax: (519) 633-7785
We are an equal opportunity Employer.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
If you have not had a chance to visit the Arts and Cookery Bank, check this out:
Join in The Total Immersion Experience
If you’ve ever been ‘confuddled’ by the vast array of oils and salts now available in the grocery store, or if there’s an herb in your spice rack or growing in your garden you’ve never known how to use, these Total Immersion demos will help ‘defuddle’ you.
Each two-hour demonstration, dedicated to one of these superb, essential ingredients, will teach you how to use them innovatively to enliven your meals. Approach the oils, salts and herbs aisles with more confidence! Know the difference between a dash and a splash! Add the right flavour with a knowledgeable flourish! A salt or oil, or herb by any other name…makes all the difference.
Come for an evening of watching and tasting. Sessions are from 6:30 pm—8:30 pm
Thursday—March 10, 2011 Kim Saunders---Herbs
Thursday—March 24, 2011 Felipe Gomes—Spices & Salts
Thursday—March 31, 2011 Jill Wilcox—Oils & Vinegars***
***A special fieldtrip to Jill’s Table is part of this demo experience.
On April 7 at 6:00 pm, Jill will host The Arts & Cookery Bank guests
for a private walk through of her store. Plan to join the group and get an up close and personal review of all the fabulous ingredients.
Fees: $55.00 NOTE: Register for all three sessions and receive 15% off on your entire registration! Call for details.
You will receive a charitable donation receipt of $25 for each class purchased.
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242 Graham Rd, PO Box 174
West Lorne, ON N0L 2P0
Monday, March 14, 2011
Elgin Historical Society
Events Calendar 2011
February: Date and Time: Wednesday 23rd at 7:30pm
Location: Elgin Military Museum
Event: Quilts and the Underground Railway presented by Mrs. Brodie.
March: Date and Time: Wednesday 23rd at 6:00-6:15pm (Old Mill Restaurant) 7:15-7:30pm (Annandale Museum)
Location: Annandale Museum and Old Mill Restaurant in Tillsonburg.
Event: Dinner at the Old Mil Restaurant
Tour of Annandale Museum by local historical society member followed by meeting and refreshments
Total cost $30.00
April: Date and Time: Wednesday 27th at 7:30pm
Location: Elgin County Museum
Event: Elgin County Courthouse Archeological Dig presented by Archivist Holly Martelle
May: Date and Time: Wednesday 25th at 7:00pm
Location: Tyrconnell and Backus-Page House for Business Meeting
Event: Toast to Talbot given by James Reaney
June: Date and Time: Wednesday 22nd at 7:00pm
Location: Hepburn Farm Barn
Event: An Evening Garden Tea followed by a night in the Hepburn Barn with videos presented by Peter Hepburn.
September: Date and Time: Wednesday 28th at 7:00pm
Location: Elgin County Railway Museum
Event: Museum Tour with a meeting in the Artifacts Room to follow.
October: Date and Time: Wednesday 26th -arrival 7:00, start tours at 7:30pm
Location: Gay Lea Museum
Event: Museum Tour
November: Date and Time: to be confirmed
Location: to be confirmed
Event: Remembrance Week Event with guest speaker
December: Date and Time: To be determined by OGS
Location: To be determined by OGS.
Event: Christmas Party with Ontario Genealogical Society and Elgin Historical Society
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Clean Up Day
April 30, 2011
Backus-Page Carriage House
We would like to say thank you to our members and volunteers without whom the Backus-Page House would not be able to operate. Save the date and come out to enjoy food, friends and fun at the Carriage House. Look for details in our spring newsletter.
The Tyrconnell Heritage Society and staff at the Backus-Page House will mark the start of the 2011 museum season with a social gathering, used book sale (children and adults) and light refreshments.
Relive the Talbot Settlement
May 27 & 28, 2011
Friday May 27th - Pioneer Education Day
The Backus-Page House plays host to a cadre of re-enactors and literally hundreds of students during our Pioneer Education Day. Scheduled activities offer the opportunity for students to catch a glimpse of a bygone era through period demonstrations and an exploration of the skill and lifestyle of early pioneers in Upper Canada. The public is welcome to attend but is advised to call ahead for times and admission prices.
Saturday May 28th - 10am-4:30pm - Talbot Settlement Reenactment
The grounds of the Backus Page House will come alive with sutlers, reenactors, First Nations history interpreters and live entertainment. Come enjoy food, shopping, displays, performers and military reenactments. Gate opens at 10am. Call for additional information and admission prices.
June 26, 2011 – 1pm
Come enjoy the bounty of our county and our community heritage as the Tyrconnell Heritage Society hosts an 1850s Strawberry Social.
Backus-Page House Adventure Day Camp
July 18th- 22nd and August 8th-12th 2011
Children ages 6 to 10 are welcome to come take part in adventure and discovery, make new friends and learn about our pioneer past and the great outdoors. Preregistration is required. Contact the Carriage House at 519-762-3072 or visit us at www.backuspagehouse.ca for more info.
Heritage Farm Show
September 3rd &4th , 2011
Come out Labour Day Weekend to enjoy our annual Heritage Farm Show at the Backus-Page House located just south of Wallacetown. Demonstrations planned over the two-day event include threshing, baling, working farm horses and historic farming interpretive displays. Sunday pancake breakfast and worship service. There will barbeque available for purchase both days.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Lakeview Gardens, Eagle
Cocktails at 6 pm and dinner at 6:30 pm- Live and silent auction, entertainment to follow. Ticket will be available late Summer 2011
Backus-Page Christmas Dinner
Saturday December 3, 2011
Come enjoy a 19th century Victorian Christmas Dinner to be served at the Backus-Page House Museum. Tickets are $100 per seat and will be available for purchase Spring of 2011.
“A Canadian Campaign: Operations of the Right Division of the Army of Upper Canada, During the American War of 1812, by a British Officer” was originally written by Major John Richardson
Not issued since its first publication in the 1820s, ‘A Canadian Campaign’ narrates Richardson’s experiences with the 41st Regiment of Foot from the Battle of Fort Detroit through the Battle of the Thames and his imprisonment in Kentucky. Vivid descriptions of the American Indian nations fighting under Tecumseh, the hardships of the campaigns, and the tribulations of imprisonment make it a unique and invaluable contribution to the upcoming celebrations commemorating the War of 1812.
Another of Richardson’s own works has been included in this same publication. Not seen since 1841, ‘Recollections of the West Indies’ describes Richardson’s military experience on Barbados and Grenada from 1816 to 1818 within West Indian society and denounces slavery with such poignant examples that the essay must have influenced English parliamentarians to abolish it.
In the bonus essay ‘In Search of Richardson’s Spain’ Beasley retraces the march of the British Legion over the Cantabrica Mountains as described by Richardson in his Journal in 1835, contrasting then to now.
The book launch will take place at the Eva Brook Donly Museum & Archives between 2:00 and 3:30pm on Saturday March 19th. The Museum is located at 109 Norfolk St. S. in downtown Simcoe. Copies of the book will be available to purchase for $15; other books by Beasley are also for sale in the Museum gift shop.
David Beasley wrote The Canadian Don Quixote: the Life and Works of Major John Richardson, Canada’s first novelist, the definitive biography. Please see his web site: www.davuspublishing.com for further information.
Inquiries about the book launch and other activities at the Eva Brook Donly Museum & Archives can be directed to 519-426-1583 or online at www.norfolklore.com
The Eva Brook Donly Museum & Archives: Your # 1 Choice for Information & Events
on the People, Places, Heritage & History of Norfolk County
Attention postcard & trade card collectors!
The new exhibition “Paper Treasures”, presented in partnership with Hallmark Canada, runs until April 25th and contains all manner of archival gems from the museum's collection.