Message From The Reeve

It is my pleasure to invite you to join the celebrations marking 200 years of settlement in Tay Valley Township (formerly Bathurst, North Burgess & South Sherbrooke).

Planning is well underway for an exciting, year-long, community-wide anniversary in 2016 that will honour the settlers who  introduced the traditions & values upon which our communities are based; pay tribute to the Algonquin, the first inhabitants of this area; & showcase our quality local foods & flavours, our vibrant arts & culture, our thriving local businesses, & our pristine natural environment.

I encourage you to consider participation by adopting a heritage theme for your annual event, by developing your own special project, or by taking part in one of the planned activities.

By joining the celebrations, you will  benefit from use of the Tay Valley 200th  anniversary logo & tag line, promotion of your event through Tay Valley Township’s  advertising, & increased public profile.

Together, we’ll make 2016 an anniversary to remember!

Keith Kerr, Reeve

For more information about the commerative book or to make a submission visit – At Home in Tay Valley


√  Heritage Theme Winter Carnival to Kick Start 2016
√  Weaving & Quilting Displays
√  Interpretive Paddle on the Tay
√  Pig Roast on Canada Day
√  Historic Tour of the Scotch Line & Bowes Mill
√  Mica Festival at Murphys Point
√  September Barn Dance
√  Bike Tour & Heritage Scavenger Hunt
√  Heritage Rural House Tour
√  Betwixt & Between Dinner Dance to Close the Year
√  Tay Valley Heritage Calendars
√  Book: At Home in Tay Valley


√  Family Reunions
√  Your Community Events & Projects

Legacy Farm Designation:

If your farm has been in the same family for 100 years or more, it could qualify for a “Legacy Farm” designation and sign in Tay Valley Township’s 200th Anniversary celebration in 2016.  This is one of several programs and events planned to recognize our township’s traditional farming sector in the celebration.

Legacy Farm Application Form

Legacy Family Farms Q&As


Legacy Tree Program:

If there is a tree(s) on your property or you are aware of a tree in the area that would fit the criteria to be considered a “legacy” tree we want to hear from you. It is important to note that it does not have to be an entire tree, can be significant remains of the tree only.

Trees will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Historical or Cultural Significance
  • Prominence or Age
  • Size
  • Species
  • Location
  • Appearance

Criteria – Legacy Tree

Application for Legacy Tree

For more information on the “Legacy Tree” program, please contact:

Noelle Reeve at (613) 267-5353 ext. 128

Information on upcoming events/celebrations can also be found by visiting the Perth Historical Society’s website.

Information on the 200th Anniversary Working Group can be found under Committees & Boards.

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