Monday, August 2, 2010
North Burgess Heritage Mica Festival a Big Success!
The festival, hosted by the Friends of Murphys Point Park, celebrated the 150th anniversary of the start of mica mining in North Burgess, which is now known as Tay Valley Township (where the park is located). The event was made possible thanks to a grant received by the Friends from the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Funding Anniversaries program. Other partners include Tay Valley Township and Ontario Parks.
A huge thank you goes out to all the volunteers and park staff who contributed to this wonderful event! Kudos to Friends volunteers Beth Peterkin and Jane Irwin who spearheaded the organization of the weekend.