Guided his­tor­i­cal tours of Corn­wall and Ak­we­sasne this sum­mer

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CORN­WALL & AK­WE­SASNE, On­tario – Heart of the City will be con­duct­ing two guided tours this sum­mer, teach­ing at­ten­dees about some of the his­tory within Corn­wall and Ak­we­sasne. Tick­ets are $50 and went on sale yes­ter­day, July 5, at the Cham­ber of Com­merce.

“We wanted to cre­ate a bit of a part­ner­ship, so we had some meet­ings with our col­leagues in Ak­we­sasne and we cre­ated this Beyond the Bor­ders Tour,” said Todd Li­hou, Cen­tre­town Co­or­di­na­tor with Heart of the City.

Through part­ner­ship with the Mo­hawk Coun­cil of Ak­we­sasne Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment, two tours were cre­ated.

The first will take place on July 21. Dur­ing the morn­ing por­tion of the tour, at­ten­dees will start at the Corn­wall His­toric Par­kette with Sara Lau­zon, who is known as Corn­wall’s Lit­tle His­to­rian. She will guide at­ten­dees through down­town, stop at the his­tor­i­cal plaques and speak about Corn­wall’s his­tory. After this por­tion of the tour, at­ten­dees will be taken on a bus to Sum­mer­stown, where they will set off on a boat to Thomp­son Is­land. Lunch will be pro­vided and the af­ter­noon will be spent learn­ing about In­dige­nous cul­ture, spe­cific to Ak­we­sasne.

The sec­ond guided tour will take place on Au­gust 14. The morn­ing tour around Corn­wall won’t change, but in­stead of go­ing to Thomp­son Is­land in the af­ter­noon, at­ten­dees will be taken by bus to the Na­tive North Amer­i­can Trav­el­ling College.

“We wanted to give peo­ple kind of a broad spec­trum of in­for­ma­tion, and we thought split­ting it up like that would do that,” said Li­hou. “And re­ally, what this is is a pi­lot pro­ject, so we are do­ing a cou­ple this year to see what type of en­gage­ment we get. And if peo­ple are into it – and we think they will be be­cause peo­ple have been talk­ing about it al­ready – we’re go­ing to branch out and do a bunch next year. So we could do maybe a cou­ple a month next year, dur­ing the sum­mer months.”

There will be space for 30 par­tic­i­pants on each tour.

“The more I spend time away from Corn­wall, re­al­ize what an amaz­ing part of the world it is that you can live fi­nan­cially cheaper than most places,” said Brulée. “You’re so eas­ily con­nected to Ot­tawa, Mon­treal, New York, Toronto – I mean, the world is your oys­ter and it’s so much cheaper to live in Corn­wall…i’m re­al­iz­ing what an amaz­ing place I’m from.”

Brulée is re­leas­ing her sec­ond solo al­bum in al­bum in early Au­gust.

Apart from her solo work, Brulée of­ten per­forms in bands and duos. She has been on col­lec­tive al­bums, ex­tended play records and a num­ber of projects with nu­mer­ous artists. She has also re­leased cover songs, and re­cently two cov­ers of ‘ Th­ese Boots Are Made For Walkin’’ on Fri­day, July 6.

Coun­try mu­sic wasn’t some­thing that Brulée

Sara Lau­zon, known as Corn­wall’s Lit­tle His­to­rian, will be lead­ing a por­tion of the guided tours around the city. (Sub­mit­ted photo).

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