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Discover the “Hidden Secrets of the Lake” at the Lake Ontario Evenings Speakers Series

Mar 21, 2014

 

Media Advisory

March 21, 2014


On Tuesday, March 25, Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) presents Lake Ontario Evenings: - "Hidden Secrets of the Lake" Edition. This free public event is part of the Lake Ontario Evenings Speaker's Series where experts will discuss what historic treasure lie below the waves and along the shores of Lake Ontario.  Attendees will hear about the underwater and shoreline heritage of the Lake, listen to presentations about the raising of War of 1812 shipwrecks, and learn about efforts to preserve our underwater heritage and hidden shoreline historic sites.

The evening will feature the following presentations:

  • From Queenston to Kingston, the Hidden Heritage of the Lake Ontario Shore - Ron Brown, Canadian Author and Geographer
  • Ghost Ships: Museum Under the Waves - Michael McAllister, Hamilton and Scourge National Historic Site of Canada
  • Deep and Shallow Lake Ontario Archaeology - Scarlett Janusas, Scarlett Janusas Archaeology Inc.

Event Details

Date : Tuesday March 25, 2014

Time: Doors open at 6:00 pm, presentations start at 6:30 pm

Location: Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto

Cost: FREE

Public Registration: https://torontorap.eventbrite.ca

Media Registration: please contact Rowena Calpito at rcalpito@trca.on.ca

About Lake Ontario Evenings

 

Lake Ontario Evenings was started in 2009 in an effort to increase public interest in and awareness of issues facing Lake Ontario. Past themes have included water diversion, biodiversity, the nearshore environment, environmental contaminants, Toronto landscape and beaches. Two more events are being planned for 2014, including an Aquatic Invasive Species Edition to be held in late spring/early summer.

For more information, visit: http://torontorap.ca/

 

About Toronto and Region Conservation

With more than 55 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) helps people understand, enjoy and look after the natural environment. TRCA's vision is for the Living City - a cleaner, greener and healthier place to live, for you today and for your children tomorrow. For more information, call 416-661-6600 or visit us at www.trca.on.ca

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Rowena Calpito

Supervisor, Public Relations, Toronto and Region Conservation

Tel: 416-661-6600 Ext. 5632 E-mail: rcalpito@trca.on.ca

 

 

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