Tuesday, October 10, 2017

October 2017 -- We meet at Kerry's Place

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. Clarksburg 

 Note: Change of Venue --- Now at Marsh Street Centre in Clarksburg

October is Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month in Canada.

Kay O’Neil will share how Kerry’s Place, the largest provider of services and support for people with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) in Canada, was born out of the frustration and dreams of a small group of concerned parents.

Kay’s book, The Birth of Kerry’s Place tells how Canada’s first treatment centre was located in Clarksburg. 

Location: Drive to Thornbury, turn south at the lights and drive through town to Clarksburg. The Centre is on the left side of the road. If you leave Clarksburg, you have gone too far.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Visit to Kimberley

The sun came out for our tour of Kimberley. Marilyn Hammond, our tour guide, told us stories about the people and places of Kimberley through the years.We walked on some of the back streets of the community as well. We enjoyed refreshments after the tour.

Marilyn Hammond telling stories of the early settlers and the mills.

The Purdy House is the oldest house in the village. It was built in 1860 by William Purdy. Beside it is Bishop House built in 1903 by Wallace S. Bishop.

Old Baldy is in the background.

Former Methodist Church built in 1885.
In 1925 it became the United Church.
It closed in 1970 and is now a residence.

The former blacksmith's shop.
It was built in 1903 by Tom Reid.

The Community Memorial Hall. It houses
the Kimberley branch of the Grey Highlands Public Library.

The Hammond House. It was built in 1898 by Michael R. Hammond. We ended the afternoon's tour by visiting the Hammond House and enjoying some delicious refreshments.