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Climate change film Oct. 11
Climate change is a topic that has inspired many conversations in our town, country and world. King Township is fortunate to have the opportunity to screen one of the prolific films on climate change on Oct. 11.
Led by Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust, a partnership including Arts Society King (ASK) and The Country Day School, was formed to bring this important conversation to the King community. As a result, Country Day's state-of the-art performance centre will showcase the National Geographic film Before The Flood next week.
From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and Academy Award-winning actor, and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio, Before the Flood presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change.
The Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust is a group of citizens and neighbours working together to protect and steward Moraine properties for our collective benefit. Trust Executive Director Susan Walmer contacted ASK to help spread the message in King. Teri Hastings, Executive Director of Arts Society King suggested The Country Day School as a potential venue and third partner, and a great collaborative was born. CDS welcomed the opportunity, and teacher Andy MacMillan, CDS Middle/Senior Outdoor Education Coordinator has involved students to help shape the evening agenda and continue the conversation in the classroom.
Please join them for a conversation about “Facing Climate Change” and a special free screening of Leonardo DiCaprio's production Before The Flood. The evening will include a dialogue with the Hon. Chris Ballard, Minister of the Environment & Climate Change prior to the screening: 5:30 registration, 6:30 welcoming remarks, 7 Screening, 8:30 Q&A. The evening and film screening is free, however, advance registration is required at www.eventbrite.ca/e/facing-climate-change-tickets-38041130044.
Heritage English wheat barn celebration
Cold Creek Stewardship is pleased to announce the celebration of the restoration of the Heritage English wheat barn at Cold Creek Conservation Area. The celebration is to unveil a permanent plaque to recognize the generosity of local businesses and service clubs who made donations towards the barn restoration.
President Peggy Belcher said how proud she is of the hours of dedication the volunteers of the Stewardship have given to successfully complete this project over the last decade.
The English wheat barn represents a time in King's and Canada's agricultural history from the 1840s to the mid-1860s when wheat production and export to England were very important to the economy of Upper and Lower Canada. The English wheat barn at Cold Creek was built in the 1840s by the Cairns Family. The farm was in production until the late 1950s when the Toronto Region Conservation Authority bought the property.
The celebration ceremony will take place in front of the barn in Cold Creek conservation Area at 14125 Concession 11, King, on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 10:30 a.m. For more information about Cold Creek Stewardship visit www.coldcreek.ca.
The King Chamber of Commerce has many events planned from April through December. For a complete listing, visit http://kingchamber.ca/page-1373525
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