The Municipal elections in Halton Hills
have had a favourable outcome for NHCHS, as those most connected
with the Fallbrook project (J. Fogal, D. Kentner and J. Robson) all
retain their seats on council, and Ann Lawlor a long term supporter
and principal in the Deveraux House project is newly elected to
Regarding our own activities, the month
has been one of establishing and maintaining our network of
potential and existing partners:
On Oct. 14 Anne attended one of the
first meetings of the Halton Heritage Network, a coalition of
Historical Organizations formed to share information and expertise
among groups like ours throughout Halton. She will be presenting
background information on our group at the Network meeting of Dec.
Oct. 15, as part of a visit to the
Celtic Colours concert series in Cape Breton, I visited the Highland
Village Museum in Iona, Cape Breton. This site is full of ideas on
the exposition of Celtic culture, but it should be recognized that
it has been 50 years in the making.
Oct. 26 Anne, Lloyd and myself met with
Mr. Rollo Myers of the Architectural Conservacy of Ontario and were
assured of their on-going support. We also learned of an option to
gain charitable status through ACO as opposed to gaining this status
on our own.
On Dec.4, Kate will introduce NHCHS to
the Heritage Foundation of Halton Hills.
Notwithstanding the seeming impasse with
CVC and Halton Hills, our next agenda items are the gaining of
charitable status, investigating the role Fallbrook might play
regarding the Town Cycling Plan and the Bruce Trail, and refining,
articulating and illustrating our vision as an educational facility.
The latter may well require expertise and consultation outside our
organization, possibly in the form of a group dedicated to this
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