Members receive honours
This year the Waterloo Historical Society and the Waterloo Regional Heritage Foundation combined their annual meetings on 12 May at the Waterloo Regional Museum
The Waterloo Regional Heritage Foundation awards were handed out as part of the Waterloo Historical Society’s meeting in the afternoon. Congratulations to Maryhill Historical Society members Stephanie Massel and Diane Strickler who received special awards.
Stephanie’s Award of Excellence was for her many years of service on the board of the Waterloo Regional Heritage Foundation, and for her advocacy work on heritage issues with the KW Association of Real Estate Agents and the City of Kitchener’s planning policies.
Diane received the Dr. Jean Steckle Award. This award is for excellence in heritage education and is presented to an individual who has demonstrated leadership in heritage education through teaching, writing or by example, and who has encouraged and mentored others in the understanding and appreciation of the natural or cultural heritage of Waterloo Region.
Congratulations Stephanie and Diane!
Read the complete article at https://observerxtra.com/2018/05/17/waterloo-historical-society-and-waterloo-regional-heritage-foundation-team-up/
The Maryhill Historical Society celebrated its 40th Anniversary on Sunday, September 24, 2017 with Mass at St. Boniface Church, a Cavalcade to Wayside Crosses and Shrines followed with a wonderful lunch. After lunch awards and acknowledgements were presented to members who celebrated their 50th and 60th wedding anniversaries and 80th birthdays and for special work in the community.
The Raffle and Silent Auction fund raiser was a success. The Maryhill Historical Society greatly thanks the many donors for their generous support.
A Huge “Thank You” to our generous donors.
|A&W, St. Jacobs||Kalora Interiors|
|Amy Schell||Ken & Sheila Kurtz|
|Artefacts Salvage & Design||Ken Hanson|
|Bob Haliburton||Linde Canada|
|Brad Huck||Lisa Zettel|
|Carol Neumann||Marlene Bruckhardt|
|Connie Brohman||Martins Garage|
|Daily Grill Restaurant||Mary Ann & Earl Stroh|
|Danny & Diane Strickler||Maryhill K of C|
|DNR Industries Ltd.||Maryhill Maple|
|EB Games||Perfect Touch Massage Therapy|
|Eco Cafe||Reds, Whites & Brews|
|Elmer & Karen Zettel||Rick Lawrence Photography|
|FYi Doctors||Rick Weber, Martin’s Small Engines|
|George Isley||Robert Brown Glass|
|Griffin Mechanical||The Schell Family|
|Hamel Brooms||Stone Crock Restaurant|
|Home Hardware, St. Jacobs||Town & Country Fencing|
|Huntley O’Hagan Financial||TSC, St. Jacobs|
|Jean Fromm||Tyler Griffin|
|Jean Keller||Tyler Thompson|
|Jeff & Helen Peacock||Veslo Family Restaurant|
|Joan & Earl Haid||Wellington Motors|
Snapshots of the Day
WATERLOO REGION — From rolling farmland to scenic river views, the townships of Woolwich and Wellesley are rich landscapes with plenty to offer.
Two University of Waterloo students hope to identify some of these picturesque rural scenes as potential cultural heritage landscapes with a new study, and they want your help.
“We’re taking a ground-up approach by asking the community first rather than using expert opinion,” said Chris DeGeer, a graduate planning student working on the project.
Cultural heritage landscapes are essentially geographical areas that have importance or significance to a community. Maybe an area has unique natural scenery, perhaps it’s the particular flora or fauna present there that makes it valuable, or maybe it has historical significance, DeGeer said.
“The definition of a landscape is different to different people.”
When municipalities investigate a spot for possible designation, they tend to follow a set of guidelines. Nearby residents are part of the process, but that part usually comes after an area is identified by municipal staff.
“This study will add an extra layer of academic research to existing tools,” said Kate Hagerman, supervisor of cultural heritage at the Region of Waterloo.
Unlike designating a historic structure, a cultural heritage landscape designation is quite different because of the many meanings a landscape can have for the community.
“It’s an interesting exercise,” Hagerman said. “How do you put a boundary around a landscape?”
The picturesque village of West Montrose is the only designated cultural heritage landscape that currently exists in both townships. The team of researchers, heritage advocates and municipal staff hopes to pinpoint some more.
Link to the Survey: https://culturalheritagelandscapes2017.wordpress.com/
|CANADA 150 RECOGNITION FOR MARYHILL RESIDENTS|
|Award Citation Canada 150|
|Mary Ann Stroh – Canada 150 award||Diane Strickler -Canada 150 award|
|The winner of the Maryhill Historical Society History Award for 2017 is Alex Zettel. The award was presented to Alex by MHS President, Tom Schell.|