Culture Days celebration in Douro-Dummer
by Shelagh Landsmann
Across Canada many communities celebrated Culture Days this past weekend in a wide variety of ways.
The Douro-Dummer Historical Committee and Public Library Board teamed up to put on their own Culture Days event on Saturday, September 28.
A large number of people joined in the celebrations, which included historical presentations by Mike Towns and Murray Batten.
Both Mike and Murray offered slide shows and a history of the area to packed seats.
Outdoors on the lovely sunny day, Sharon McKeiver, Brian Millett, Mike Keough and Larry Webster joined together to “man” the BBQ, while Marcelle and Doug Mundell, very ably accompanied by Tina McCarthy and her son Liam, provided a variety of music.
The enthusiastic crowd enjoyed all the music, especially the youth portion – Liam sang a number of songs while the sister and brother team of Livia (aged nine) and Reece (12) Muir played toe-tapping music on their bagpipes.
At noon, MPP Jeff Leal, Minister of Rural Affairs, offered greetings to those present. The highlight of these greetings was a $14,600 Trillium grant to the Douro-Dummer Public Library.
These funds will help the library move forward by making the library more accessible to everyone.
Eileen Nolan of the Trillium Foundation was also in attendance.
The afternoon was capped off with walking tours of both the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Douro and St. Mark’s Anglican Cemetery in Warsaw.
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