6th annual Heritage Symposium in Smiths Falls celebrates ‘Living on the Rideau Canal’

The sixth annual Heritage Symposium will centre on “Living on the Rideau Canal”.

The event, put on by Heritage Smiths Falls, will be held at the station theatre from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6 at the Station Theatre, located at 63 Victoria Ave. in Smiths Falls.

Presenters include:

Manuel Stevens, retired Parks Canada planner for the Rideau Canal;

Fiona McKean, owner of the Opinicon Resort at Chaffey’s Locks;

Ken Watson, author of several books on the Rideau Canal;

Anne-Marie Forcier, former executive director of the Rideau Heritage Route Tourism Association currently operating Rideau Tours at Chaffey’s Locks;

Joe Adams, journeyman’s carpenter, Rideau Canal Gate Shop, Parks Canada.

Admission is $20, or $10 for students.

RSVP at least three or four days before the event scheduled on Oct. 6.

To RSVP, email gsmith@smithsfalls.ca.

Lyse Prendergast