Tay Valley 200 Group Looking for Volunteers and Local Histories for its 200th Anniversary Celebrations

Residents of Tay Valley Township are always looking for a good reason to get together and throw a big party—and what better reason than our 200th Birthday! 

First established as a military defense post for Upper Canada in 1816, Tay Valley Township, the town of Perth and the Township of Drummond/North Elmsley will celebrate 200 years of settlement history in 2016.

Yes, we know, that’s still five years away, but big parties require big plans, so we’d better get started.

If you’d like to join the Tay Valley 200 group as a volunteer and help us begin planning our anniversary celebrations, we’d love to hear from you.  We could use your help, ideas and inspiration, especially at this early stage of the game. 

And if you have a tale to tell, we’re looking for local and family histories and photos (of the original Bathurst, Burgess and Sherbrooke townships) that we can record, copy and share with others, both inside and outside of our community, during the next five years and beyond.  We hope to collect and publish these personal histories as a commemorative anniversary book and part of a “virtual museum” website.

To join us or tell us about your personal history, please e-mail Noelle Reeve at planner@tayvalleytwp.ca or give her a call at 613-267-5353, extension 128.