Notice for the Perth & District Historical Society Meeting Thursday, June 15, 2017

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Notice for the Perth & District Historical Society Meeting
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Truth & Reconciliation: A Passage

Our Society’s meeting of June 15, 2017 will welcome back municipal planner and historian Glenn Tunnock. In keeping with our theme for 2017, of examining critical elements of Canada’s history, Glenn will present a review of past occurrences that led to Truth and Reconciliation, with insights into local opportunities for addressing them.

Truth and Reconciliation is on the minds of many Canadians these days as they reach out to grasp a better understanding of the interaction between the settler population and government with the Indigenous peoples of the land we now share. Glenn Tunnock, an amateur historian, will trace the historical events since colonial times that have set the context for today’s movement to reconcile the difficult relationship Canadians have with the First Nations of this country. His talk to the Historical Society will bring insights into the initiatives of the federal government and other organisations in moving towards a healing process. Even more importantly, Glenn will outline some opportunities we have locally to foster a stronger sense of social justice.

Glenn Tunnock has a long-standing passion for history, which he pursued through a post graduate degree at Queens University. He has made presentations on such topics as the Algonquin Land Claim, the War of 1812 and, more recently, on the ‘Truth about Reconciliation’. Glenn has been seen about our area re-enacting the historic personas of William Morris and Sir John A. Macdonald. In his other life, Glenn is president of Tunnock Consulting Ltd., which provides land use planning consulting services to municipalities across Ontario from his office in the Perth Area.
Please join us for this presentation at Perth’s Royal Canadian Legion,
home of the Hall of Remembrance, 26 Beckwith Street E., Perth, at 7:30pm (Toonie donation).

Our June Announcements
* A section on ‘First Nations’ history has been added to our website, after considerable search for appropriate materials; click on ‘History’, on the top bar. This is a beginning, and sources of new materials would be welcomed.

* Join expert naturalists for a fun exploration of Murphy Point Park, in Tay Valley Township, its plants and animals at BioBlitz 2017, June 10, 1:00pm to June 11, noon, see: http://www.ontarioparks.com/park/murphyspoint/event
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Perth & District Historical Society is dedicated to studying and popularising our area’s rich history and culture, and providing a forum for discussion and celebration of our
heritage. Our meetings are open to the public, on the third Thursday of each month, at 7:30 pm. For more information, call 613-264 8362 or 264 0094 – or visit our website at CLICK HERE
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