“I am so happy that students will be able to learn about Caledon’s wonderful heritage through this beautifully illustrated book,” says Ms. O’Hara, who read her story this morning to the young audience. “It introduces the concepts of past and present history and the importance of knowing how our environment shaped the settlement of Caledon. This is something that I think resonates with young and old alike.”
Produced and published by the Caledon Heritage Foundation, as their sesquicentennial project, Diana Hillman, co-chair of CHF, explained that the book has been distributed, free of charge, to all Grade 3 students attending schools within the Town of Caledon. She further said that financial support for the book came from The Town of Caledon, and the Brampton-Caledon Community Foundation with the book receiving input and support from the volunteers of the CHF Board, the Town of Caledon, the Town of Caledon Heritage Resource Officer, the two Peel School Boards and the Chief and Council of the Mississauga New Credit First Nation.
Synopsis of book.
Caledon, home to First Nations, was a land of forest, gentle hills and broad rivers. With the arrival of the early settlers, the land was cleared, villages were developed and small businesses were started. Over time, roads and railways were built bringing prosperity to the area. From the mills and quarries, to the factories and farms, this is the story of how Caledon was shaped by its environment from its earliest beginning to the present day.
Copies are available to the public in return for a $5.00 donation to the Caledon Heritage Foundation for each book from the following:
Forster’s Book Garden, 266 Queen Street South, Bolton.
BookLore, 121 First Street, Orangeville.
Dufferin County Museum & Archives, 936029 Airport Road, Mulmur.