Celebrate Canada Day in 1907 Style

There are many Canada Day celebrations happening around the area, but the Friends of Murphys Point have a party with a twist! Let us take you back to the year 1907 when the Silver Queen Mine was in its heyday. Sir Wilfred Laurier was our Prime Minister and King Edward VII sat on the throne in Britain.

On Sunday, June 30, join us for a 40thbirthday celebration to mark Canada Day 1907 with a BBQ and Canada Day cake at the Silver Queen Mine bunkhouse from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The Paddling Puppeteer provides entertainment for kids of all ages. Try your hand at some heritage games and win pennies dated pre-1907. There is a small fee for the BBQ but the entertainment and the cake are free to all visitors. Complimentary ice cream coupons will be provided to anyone who dresses in red and white or in a heritage costume! Get out your finery and help us celebrate!

Ringing the triangle for food at the bunkhouse.

Ringing the triangle for food at the bunkhouse.

The Silver Queen Mine at Murphys Point Provincial Park is one of the Seven Wonders of Lanark County. Take some time during the celebrations to take a tour underground to see how the early mine was operated at the turn of the last century. Costumed interpreters will be on hand to answer questions and tell stories of the mine’s operations.

Heritage Mica Days is in its fourth year of operation and is a program of the Friends of Murphys Point Park. A full schedule description of all festival events can be found at www.heritagemicadays.ca. For more information, email eventsmurphys@ripnet.com or call 613-267-5340. This Canada Day celebration is supported in part by the Celebrate Canada Program at Canadian Heritage.

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