On Saturday, September 21, 2019 join the FREE Glengarry Routes Heritage Bus Tour of North Glengarry Township. It’s a “hop on, hop off” tour of heritage locations, where you can visit local artists, listen to live music and learn about the history of ‘Where Ontario Began’.
This event is being organized in conjunction with the Glengarry Pioneer Museum’s “Battle of Glengarry, War of 1812” event, which will take place from 10 am to 5 pm (the battle is at 3 pm). It’s free to attend the tour and ride on the bus, but there is a $10 charge to enter the Glengarry Pioneer Museum grounds for the battle. Ticket sales help to keep the doors to the museum open and we promise you that it will be worth the stop!
In Alexandria, you can visit with the Glengarry Artists’ Collective members at Mill Square, where they will be working on a surprise project and have some of their art on display. The Raisin Region Conservation Authority will also be at Mill Square speaking about the history of the Priests Mill and how it was once used as a hydroelectric dam. Come hungry. Our Main Street merchants will be hosting a sidewalk sale and we will have plenty of culinary treats to whet your appetite. The Alexandria 200 Committee members will also be present, speaking about the storied history of our area.
It’s a special year for us in North Glengarry. As part of this event we will be celebrating the 200th anniversary of Alexandria, the 10th anniversary of the Battle of Glengarry War Re-enactment and the 100th Anniversary of Via Rail. We’re hoping our neighbours and friends will join us in celebrating and we invite newcomers to come and discover Ontario’s Celtic Heartland.
As part of these celebrations, Via Rail has sponsored a contest! All you need to do is enter your name and contact information for the chance to win a pair of FREE train tickets to travel to our event from either Montreal or Ottawa (or the surrounding areas). You can hop on board the Via Rail Train in downtown Ottawa or Montreal and travel to Alexandria, where you can board our free bus tour of the region. For a chance to win these free tickets, enter the draw by clicking on the link below and hitting “enter giveaway”