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1 Brûlé-Wendats Expedition September 11th to 13th 2015

2 Celebrating 400th anniversary of Samuel de Champlain coming to Ontario.
Re-enacting 1615 Étienne Brûlé and Hurons-Wendats’ expedition to the Andastes. Étienne Brûlé (first French explorer to settle in Ontario )

3 40 k in canoe, from Orillia to Holland River, south of Lake Simcoe.
85 k on foot from Holland Landing to Toronto. In three days… an exploit ! Portage de Toronto is reviving in a historical manner !

4 400th Anniversary of French Presence in Ontario
2014 Ontario Budget p. 83 400th Anniversary of French Presence in Ontario In 2015, Ontario will commemorate Samuel de Champlain’s passage through the province and celebrate the 400th anniversary of French presence in Ontario. This celebration will bring together people from around the world to focus on the important cultural, social and economic contributions that Franco-Ontarians have made to the province.  

5 Champlain’s quote from his 1615 diary
« In all these villages they received us very courteously and kindly. »

6 Champlain’s quote « …when there is one of the assembly who offers to do something for the good of the village… they encourage him… … and that he will gain a great reputation thereby. »

7 Official celebrations at the foot of Champlain’s statue
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 11th 2015 Orillia 2 p.m. - Samuel de Champlain French-language elementary school is inviting students and parents to take part in an official celebration at Orillia municipal park Official celebrations at the foot of Champlain’s statue Speeches - Mayor, local MP and MPP, dignitaries (Ministers etc) Re-enactment of Champlain and Etienne Brule in Cahaiague (today Orillia) by the Societe d’histoire de Toronto and the Barrie Canoe and Kayak Club 4 p.m. - Meeting with officials from Orillia, MPPs and MPs

8 Orillia - Day of canoeing
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12th 2015 TEAM 1 Orillia - Day of canoeing    8:30 a.m. – En route! Canoes departing Orillia. 2 p.m. – Team 1 in Bradford, new French-language school is being officially opened. 2:30 p.m. - Official Ceremony at French-language school with local Maor, MPP, MP

9 50 k walk – start in Bradford - to Kleinburg
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12th 2015 TEAM 2 50 k walk – start in Bradford - to Kleinburg 5 a.m. - Bradford, all hands on deck    8 a.m. – Reaching Nokiidaa Trail - Walking Together – Marcher Ensemble Noon - Aurora 3 p.m. – Oak Ridges Moraine Trail – King City 6:30 p.m. – Arrive in Kleinburg

10 Saturday September 12th TEAM 1will canoe from Orillia to Bradford, TEAM 2 starts hike in Bradford to Kleinburg Team 1 rejoins Team 2 after official celebrations at new French language school in Bradford. About 4 p.m. Both groups reach Kleinburg by Saturday evening around 6:30 p.m.

11 Sunday September 13th Team 1 and Team 2 hike from Kleinburg to Etienne Brule Park in Toronto 6:30 a.m. – Leave Kleinburg 4:30 p.m. – Arrive at Old Mill in Toronto (Etienne Brule Park) 

12 The Route





17 La Société d'histoire de Toronto
Téléphone Adresse 552, rue Church, B.P.93 Toronto ON M4Y 2E3 Internet

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