The Backus Page House Museum and Tyrconnell Heritage Society acknowledges the land we are on today as the traditional territory of First Nations People. As settlers at a settler focused museum, we value both the significant historical and contemporary contributions of all Original Peoples and ask how we can be supportive in Indigenous Cultural Renewal.
This week we encourage everyone to attend the West Elgin Arena September 30th, for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Recognize and create meaningful discussions on the intergenerational harm residential schools have caused to indigenous communities. Honour those affected by this injustice and build bridges for reconciliation. Events include; an opening prayer and drumming, a welcoming to traditional territory by Chief Adrian Chrisjohn, (Oneida Nation of the Thames), a welcome by the Municipality of Duton Dunwich, Every Child Matters flag raising, and an indigenous storytime from Elgin County Library. The event will be held at West Elgin Arena 9:30-11:30 and Dutton Dunwich Fire Hall 1:00-3:00. We hope to see you participate.
Bring home supper for the family Saturday, October 3rd from 5:00 PM-6:30 PM! The Wallacetown Fair is organizing a drive-thru BBQ chicken dinner! The dinner includes; 1/2 a chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, dinner roll, dessert, and a drink. Pick up is at the Dutton Community Centre (1 Scotland Street, Dutton). Tickets are $20 and all proceeds benefit the Wallacetown Fair. All tickets must be pre-payed and ordered before September 28th. To buy your ticket call 519-762-3520. Tickets are available at the Dutton Highland IDA Pharmacy and all Fairboard members.