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Published June 19, 2012
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The folks at Heritage Caledon have announced the Great Caledon Heritage Tree Hunt – and they’re asking Caledon residents to nominate trees for heritage distinction.
Along with size and age, culturally significant trees are those associated with historic events or people. They may have been planted by pioneers or to honour a war hero or family member. They may have survived a flood, fire – or housing development. In short, they are “witnesses to yesteryear,” with a story to tell.
If you know of a worthy Caledon tree, visit the Town of Caledon website to download a nomination form. The successful nominees will be placed in a database and become part of Caledon’s historical record. The best stories will be published.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The little white church in Caledon is having a birthday party, and you’re invited. The historic Melville White Church on Mississauga Road south of Belfountain was erected in 1837, making it the oldest church building in the hills. Though no longer in religious service, the church was restored through community efforts to serve as an events venue. To celebrate its 175th anniversary, the Belfountain Heritage Committee and the Caledon Heritage Foundation are hosting two events.
The first is an art show featuring the work of 60 local artists who have depicted interpretations of the church, its history and its place in Caledon’s historic Rockside community. Most of the work will be available for sale.
The art show runs from September 15 to 23 at the church and Belfountain Community Centre.
The second event is an anniversary tea party, featuring scones and classic country music. The party will also mark the launch of a book on the history of the church, featuring works from the art show. The artists will be on hand.
The tea party takes place Sunday, September 16, from 2 to 5pm on the church grounds."
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Jun 03, 2010
Caledon Heritage Foundation purchases a piece of history
Today the old Caledon Township Hall, built in 1875, is home to the Caledon Town Hall Players, the well known local Caledon theatre troupe. But for the first half of the last century, and for part of the century before that, it was the seat of local municipal government. Council Meetings were held, issues of the day were debated, motions were raised and by-laws were passed at the former Township of Caledon. The content of these meetings were transcribed in the quaint language of yesteryear and preserved in a minute book to act as the official record of the Townships deliberations. Recently, one of these bound minute books, containing minutes from 1868 - 1879, was made available by a local collector, and the Caledon Heritage Foundation (CHF) was contacted for interest. It did not take long for the Board of Directors of the Foundation to pass a motion setting aside funds to purchase this unique record of Caledon history. After brief negotiations, a final price was agreed and the transaction was concluded. Upon purchase, the minute book was first loaned for perusal to Alex Raeburn, life-long Caledon resident and a Lieutenant Governor's Award recipient who, at age 97, is the sole remaining member of the last Caledon Township Council. Subsequently, the Caledon Heritage Foundation has donated the minute book to the Peel Archives to become part of the public record for current and future generations.
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