Local dignitaries included Chippewa of Rama First Nation Chief Rodney Noganosh and Curve Lake First Nation Chief Phyllis Williams. The Honourable James Bartleman the 27th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario as well as MPP Norm Miller, Lake of Bays Mayor Bob Young, Haliburton MP Jaime Schmale, and the Ontario Heritage Trust CEO Beth Hanna and Board Chair Harvey McCue attended.
The festivities included a performance of O Canada by the Mnjikaning Kendaaswin Elementary School Choir and the performance of an Honour Song by the Chippewa Travellers
“This was one of the most successful provincial Heritage Plaque unveilings ever,” commented Heritage Trust employees in attendance.
After two years of planning by the Lake of Bays heritage advisory committee and Erica Cole from the township, the unveiling took place at Cedar Narrows Heritage Park in Dorset with over 100 people in attendance.
DORSET — Two provincial Heritage Plaques were unveiled in Dorset on Oct. 5 to commemorate the local history of the Anishinaabeg in Lake of Bays.