The Port Rowan/South Walsingham Heritage Association

The Port Rowan/South Walsingham Heritage Association

May 15, 2008 10:00 ET

Media Advisory: The Port Rowan/South Walsingham Heritage Association-Minister Cansfield to Attend 100th Anniversary Celebration and Picnic in July

PORT ROWAN, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 15, 2008) - To mark the centennial of the St. Williams Forestry Station, and in recognition of Norfolk County as the 2008 Forest Capital of Canada, the Port Rowan/South Walsingham Heritage Association will host a giant 100th Anniversary Celebration and Picnic on Saturday, July 12th, 2008 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Members of the public are invited.

The Hon. Donna Cansfield, Ontario Minister of Natural Resources, has confirmed her intentions to attend and speak, along with other local leaders and dignitaries.

The celebration and picnic will take place on the grounds of the St. Williams Forestry Station and Interpretative Centre, located at Hwy 24 and Forestry Farm Road. The Forestry Station is located on property which is now operated by ForestCare Corp.

Events throughout the day will include wagon rides, guided walking tours along forest trails, tours of ForestCare's greenhouses and the Interpretive Centre, children's activities, and musical entertainment by the Wakami Wailers. Also, a book launch of They Had a Dream: A History of the St. Williams Forestry Station, by local historian Harry Barrett.