Presentation on theme: "Brûlé-Wendats Expedition 1615-2015 September 11th to 13th 2015."— Presentation transcript:
1Brûlé-WendatsExpeditionSeptember11th to 13th 2015
2Celebrating 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 )
340 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 !
4400th Anniversary of French Presence in Ontario 2014 Ontario Budget p. 83400th Anniversary of French Presence in OntarioIn 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.
5Champlain’s quote from his 1615 diary « In all these villages they received us very courteously and kindly. »
6Champlain’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. »
7Official celebrations at the foot of Champlain’s statue FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 11th 2015Orillia2 p.m. - Samuel de Champlain French-language elementary school is inviting students and parents to take part in an official celebration at Orillia municipal parkOfficial celebrations at the foot of Champlain’s statueSpeeches - 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 Club4 p.m. - Meeting with officials from Orillia, MPPs and MPs
8Orillia - Day of canoeing SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12th 2015TEAM 1Orillia - Day of canoeing8:30 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
950 k walk – start in Bradford - to Kleinburg SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12th 2015TEAM 250 k walk – start in Bradford - to Kleinburg5 a.m. - Bradford, all hands on deck8 a.m. – Reaching Nokiidaa Trail - Walking Together – Marcher EnsembleNoon - Aurora3 p.m. – Oak Ridges Moraine Trail – King City6:30 p.m. – Arrive in Kleinburg
10Saturday September 12thTEAM 1will canoe from Orillia to Bradford, TEAM 2 starts hike in Bradford to KleinburgTeam 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.
11Sunday September 13thTeam 1 and Team 2 hike from Kleinburg to Etienne Brule Park in Toronto6:30 a.m. – Leave Kleinburg4:30 p.m. – Arrive at Old Mill in Toronto (Etienne Brule Park)