Canadian Industrial Heritage Centre event June 12th

The Canadian Industrial Heritage Centre will host a special afternoon event on Saturday, June 12th, 2010, from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Laurier Brantford’s Odeon Theatre (50 Market Street).

The event is free and open to the public.

Warren Stauch will give a talk on historic mills along the Grand River watershed based on the inventory of mills that he did for the Grand River Conservation Authority.

CIHC’s executive director, Karen Dearlove, will make a presentation on adaptive reuse of industrial buildings in the Grand River Valley. She will examine the many ways industrial buildings have been reimagined and repurposed in Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo.

A discussion, featuring Elizabeth McLuhan from the Workers Arts and Heritage Centre (Hamilton), Mac Swackhammer from the Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology, and Neil White, will consider the importance of preserving built heritage for understanding community history.

Guests will also get to see “Brantford and Me,” a short film by Laurier Brantford journalism student Joel Tansey.

The CIHC will be launching a logo design contest.

The afternoon schedule will also include conducting the Centre’s Annual General Meeting.

For more information about the Canadian Industrial Heritage Centre, contact Karen Dearlove at karendearlove@canadianindustrialheritage.org or 519-732-1000.