Tay Canal 175 th Anniversary 2009


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Celebrating the 175th Anniversary
of the Tay Canal in 2009


Tay Canal Days
A Video Souvenir of 2009
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    This video, “Tay Canal Days”, commemorates the 175th Anniversary of the original Tay Canal in 2009, with a 15 minute overview of the many exciting events that celebrated it.

    “Tay Canal Days” and the Tay Canal 175th Anniversary celebrations were produced through the dedication of the Anniversary Steering Committee (a list of which may be seen by clicking on Steering Committee on the left side)

    And the assistance of many volunteers:

    Josee Aghajanian

    David Allcock

    David Batchelor

    Pat Batchelor

    Susan Brandum

    Mary Brownlee

    Judy Buehler

    Peter Code

    Susan Code

    Stu Cook

    Ann Cornel

    Lynda Davis

    Ian Doig

    Ken Fournier

    Karen Fox

    John Gittens

    Bruce Gourley

    Eric Halpin

    Robert Hassard

    Wendy Hassard

    George Hendry

    Melissa Hillier

    Vicki Hough

    Colleen Keeley

    Margaret Lafrance

    Dave Martin

    John Mclaughlin

    Linda Myers

    Marjory Nasmith

    Terry Oblinski

    Ruth Oblinski

    David Parry

    Terry Roach

    Rolly Nantel & Tugalong

    Frank Roy

    Michel Roy

    Don Sherwin

    Jason Schooley

    Richard Schooley

    Paul Snider

    Fletcher Thomson

    Ernie Trischuck

    Ken Watson

    Ralph Willsey

    Plus the canoeists and kayakers who endured the weather on our May 16 opening day!

    and local organisations:

    Art on the Lawn

    Civitan Club

    Doors Open Perth

    Canadian Fencibles

    Images Interalia

    Kidfish

    Manotick Classic Boat Association

    Perth Antique Show

    Perth Farmers Market Perth Museum Rideau Canal Museum Rideau Ferry Harbour
    Rideau Trail Association Rideau Valley Field Naturalists Studio Theatre Trent Severn Antique & Classic Boat Assoc.
    Friends of the Tay Watershed Perth Historical Society

    With the generous support of:       


    The beautiful present day Tay Canal, a little known jewel in eastern Ontario, connects the Lower Rideau Lake at Beveridge Locks to the Town of Perth – a distance of ten kilometers through a pristine countryside including the provincially significant Tay Marsh.  The original canal, completed in 1834, began in the hamlet of Port Elmsley (known then as Pike Falls and “Barbadoes”), where vestiges of it may still be seen.  The Tay Canal was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007, as part of the larger Rideau Canal system. 

    Please visit the menu in the left margin, for more detailed Information on the 175th Anniversary celebration, and on the Tay Canal, its long and interesting history and the recreation opportunities that the present day canal offers.


    Tay Watershed Maps ~ to locate the Tay Canal

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Tay Canal 175 th Anniversary 2009