Mount Brydges—It is a year of celebration and milestones at Ska-Nah-Doht Village! Join us for Taste of Fall and celebrate with music, food and crafts on Sunday, October 1st, 2017.
Activities will begin at 11:00 a.m. and run until 4:00 p.m., rain or shine!
Admission is free! Donations are appreciated!
It will be the official unveiling of the new longhouse in Ska-Nah-Doht at 2:00 p.m. as part of the Heritage Build Project 2016 –17.
Peter Fragiskatos, Member of Parliament for London North Centre, will join us to honour heritage builders, friends, volunteers, and community members who have worked hard for two years to complete this project, and acknowledge generous financial support from community partners, including: GreenLane Community Fund, Lower Thames Valley Conservation Foundation and the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, delivered by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario). We are excited to celebrate our accomplishments with YOU, our community! Food, cake and refreshments will be served!
“The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program will preserve and improve our community infrastructure so that Canadians and their families can enjoy moments of culture, sport, recreation and leisure for years to come. This investment is a community-building project to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary, and I am proud to see how this investment positively impacts Ska-Nah-Doht Village,” said MP Fragiskatos.
Local Historian and Ska-Nah-Doht co-founder, Glenn Stott will be speaking on the history of Ska-Nah-Doht. Also helping us to celebrate will be the Sands Family Drum & Dancers. This unique presentation includes both Haudenosaunee and Anishnaabe traditional songs and dances. Enjoy the guitar stylings and smooth sounds of our own Conservation Education Tech—Jerry and his friends throughout the afternoon.
It would not be Taste of Fall without the taste! Don’t forget to try the corn soup and fry bread, an annual favourite! Stop by the Resource Centre/Museum to view our newest exhibit, The Community Collection, featuring family collections from community donors. Some of these items will be back in the vault soon, so it may be your only time to view these extraordinary gems of the museum’s collection.
There is something for everyone so make it a family day! Watch the demonstrations of flint knapping with members of the Ontario Archaeological Society and friends—the best knappers in North America. Follow the scarecrows on the annual scavenger hunt or drop by the craft stations to make your own art. Take time to visit our local artisans and crafters who literally have something for everyone’s taste!
Enjoy a walk down the trails to see the fall colours of our 155-acre park or enjoy the view from the wagon rides offered throughout the day.
Longwoods Road Conservation Area and Ska-Nah-Doht Village are located 6.5 km west of Delaware at 8348 Longwoods Road, Mount Brydges, just 30 minutes west of London, and 1 hour east of Chatham.
For more information, please visit our website: www.ltvca.ca
Karen Mattila, Curator, Ska-Nah-Doht Village & Museum
Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority