Tuesday, July 10 & Thursday, July, 12, 9am -3pm
Kayla Mantle, BA Honours in History and Literature and a BED in Secondary School education, will be presenting a course designed to expand the definition of the “Canadian Identity” using examples found throughout Dufferin County’s history. Participants will learn how to develop concepts using both secondary and primary resources and understanding the characteristics and credibility of both. Each participant will be given the opportunity to research a person from Dufferin’s historical past that best represents the characteristics of the Canadian Identity. Some examples include: Lester B. Pearson, Nobel Prize Winner and Prime Minister, who decided in his uncle’s home in Orangeville to enter politics; Kirk Colbeck from East Luther who pioneered radiology treatment in Canada; and more than 257 other Canadians who have influenced how we think and live and who have a connection to Dufferin. This course is designed for writers, researchers and high school age students who hope to pursue a career in history. Bring your lunch, time left from 3pm to 5pm each day to work on your own projects under our guidance.
Cost: Free to DCMA Volunteers, $20 for Members and $25 for Non Members for the full two sessions. Pre-registration required.