Events Archive

Sun, July 01, 2018

Dominion Day “Old Time” Village Fair

A festive day celebrating the coastal villages in the Lake Charlotte area. Come see remote controlled model boats in action on the Dufferin Pond. Enjoy a free freshly made donut from our vintage Belshaw Donut Robot, then explore the Village with some traditional 1940s games and races with the kids, or try panning for gold.

Unveiling the New Electric Vehicle Charging Station and Launch of a Museum Restoration Project

We will be unveiling the new Memory Lane Heritage Village Level II Electric Vehicle Public Charging Station at 12 noon as part of our Dominion Day celebrations and will be launching the recently restored ‘Eb’ Day Flat (ca.1930) just before the unveiling, at 11am.

The installation of the electric vehicle charging station is part of the Memory Lane Heritage Village “Visitor Season Expansion – Infrastructure Upgrade Project”, and was made possible through funding from the federal, provincial and municipal governments, as well as the Lake Charlotte Area Heritage Society, plus the donation of the Tesla charging hardware by Tesla Inc. together with financial assistance from Tesla to cover its installation.

Edward William "Eb" Day was a fisherman and a well-respected carpenter and boat-builder who had a small workshop on Jeddore Harbour. The flat was donated to Memory Lane Heritage Village by Charlie Laybolt, who acquired it in the late 1980s

Please Note: Memory Lane Heritage Village has free-roaming farm animals on site and does not allow pets within the Village grounds.


Dominion Day Schedule, July 1, 2018

10 AM - Doors Open, Donuts Await

11 AM - Launch of the recently restored ‘Eb’ Day Flat (ca.1930)

12 Noon - Unveiling the new Memory Lane Heritage Village Level II Electric Vehicle Public Charging Station

Outside the Store
Donut making with vintage donut robot

In the Cookhouse
Cookhouse Meal (Buy ticket in Store) (10-3pm)
See menu below for details

On the Grounds (All day, when bell rings)
Sunday School Games/Traditional Relays on the Playing Field 
(three legged race, potato sack, scavenger hunt)
(will happen whenever the school bell rings and enough children assemble)

In the Garage
Lachlan the Magician will perform throughout the day. Be prepared to be amazed at his slight-of-hand.

In the Webber House (10 AM – 2 PM)
Clipper cuts (1940s style) available in the Webber kitchen from Ship Shape Barber Shop.

In the Clam Factory
Model Boat Display by the Maritime Ship Modelers Guild

By the Boat Shop
Make your own paper boat 
Sail a balloon and rubber band boat from the store

On the Dufferin Pond 
Remote controlled model boats will sail on the pond all day

In the Schoolhouse
Write a love letter to Canada on a vintage typewriter
Crazy Eights Tournament (12 yrs and under) @ 1:00 PM
Dominion Day & Flag Trivia
What’s it Artifact Game

Outside the Webber House
Learn how to wringer wash

Mine Camp
See the machines working 
Hunt for minerals in the rock pile
Gold panning demonstrations (11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:30 PM)

Wood & Metal Workshop
See our Blacksmith Shop in action

Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Fee: Free admission, Donations appreciated

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Corn Beef & Cabbage Dinner, - $15
With Brown Bread, Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce
Beverages (lemonade, ice tea, tea & coffee).

Regular Cookhouse Chow - $11
Tomato Vegetable Soup, Baked Beans, Brown Bread, Dessert and Beverage.

Meal tickets can be purchased in the Hosking Store on the day of the event.

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