Ontario Heritage Trust to Host Formal Launch of Heritage Week at Trent University


Minister of Tourism and Culture to attend opening

Friday, February 11, 2011, Peterborough

In the Great Hall of Champlain College at Trent University, the 2011 Ontario Heritage Week Launch and Heritage Expo will take place, from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Friday, February 18.

Trent University president and vice-chancellor Dr. Steven E. Franklin will deliver a welcome message to Ministry officials and distinguished guests at 10:00 a.m. Professor Thomas H.B. Symons, founding president of Trent University and chair of the Ontario Heritage Trust will deliver the keynote address. The Honourable Michael Chan, minister of Tourism and Culture will be in attendance.

The festivities will include a special presentation titled "Ontario's Hidden Heritage" by celebrated author and travel writer Mr. Ron Brown. The Heritage Expo in the Great Hall will feature a vast representation of local and regional heritage organizations celebrating Ontario’s rich history. The ceremony will be followed by a reception with light refreshments. Trent will also host a heritage exhibit in the Bata Library.

Along with many communities in Ontario, Peterborough will celebrate Ontario Heritage Week 2011 from February 18 to 26, with a full schedule of special events and activities, including exhibits, lectures, workshops, informal gatherings and tours. To see a full schedule of Peterborough events, visit the website.

The City of Peterborough was chosen to host the official kick-off by the Ontario Heritage Trust. An agency of the Ontario Government, the Ontario Heritage Trust is dedicated to identifying, preserving, protecting and promoting Ontario's heritage. Visit for details.


For more information, please contact:
Janice Millard, curator of Trent University Archives, 705-748-7413,