Rus­sell ce­le­brates its rich he­ri­tage

Le Reflet (The News) - - LA UNE - VI­CKY CHAR­BON­NEAU vi­cky.char­bon­[email protected]

May it be the sto­ry of the New York Cen­tral train sta­tion, the Rus­sell Brick & Tile Co., the world’s first in­sec­ti­cide, Dr Kin­naird and Proud­foot prac­tices, or even Rus­sell’s ve­ry own connec­tion to the fa­mous war poem In Flan­ders Fields, one can ea­si­ly say that the vil­lage has a va­rie­ty of known – and less-known sto­ries.

In or­der to ce­le­brate its rich he­ri­tage, the Rus­sell and Dis­trict His­to­ri­cal So­cie­ty (RDHS) held its an­nual Rus­sell He­ri­tage Fes­ti­val on Sa­tur­day, Sep­tem­ber 25. “The idea be­hind this fes­ti­val is to get people to come and see what we have and en­joy the day,” said RDHS Chair Ju­dy James.

With a trans­por­ta­tion theme this year, the RDHS fes­ti­val fea­tu­red their Canada 150 pro­ject – the new­ly-res­to­red Rus­sell Vil­lage Fire Truck. As per usual, horse-drawn wa­gon rides were of­fe­red through the vil­lage and a spe­cial ride that even – al­most - made it through the new Rus­sell Tim Hor­tons’ drive thru!

Other than the Keith M. Boyd Mu­seum vi­sit and sur­roun­ding area dis­plays, the day’s events al­so in­clu­ded a na­ture walk in Bur­ton conser­va­tion area, an out­door concert fea­tu­ring the Rus­sell Com­mu­ni­ty Concert Band, and a his­to­ry of air tra­vel pre­sen­ta­tion.

For more pic­tures of the events of the day, vi­sit www.re­flet­news.ca.

—pho­to Vi­cky

A spe­cial sa­lute to the ow­ners of the new Tim Hor­ton’s, Shel­ley & Howy, was made on a horse-drawn car­riage, on their grand ope­ning day. In the back, we can see mu­ni­ci­pal coun­ci­lor Cin­dy Sau­cier, as well as Con­nie Johns­ton and La­ris­sa De Quim­per.

—pho­to Vi­cky Char­bon­neau

Or­ga­ni­sé par le Rus­sell and Dis­trict His­to­ri­cal So­cie­ty, le vil­lage de Rus­sell cé­lé­brait une fois de plus sa riche his­toire à tra­vers son He­ri­tage Fes­ti­val. Qu’il s’agisse de la gare, de la Rus­sell Brick & Tile Co., du pre­mier in­sec­ti­cide au monde, en...

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