Friday, 14 September 2012

Doors Open

Last weekend, Sturgeon Point participated in the Doors Open event.  A province-wide day of getting to view heritage properties, this year Fenelon Falls and Sturgeon Point show-cased the history of the City of Kawartha Lakes.

There were three venues at Sturgeon Point - the Church, the Upper Wharf and the Golf Course.  The History Project participated by providing Heritage Display boards showing the history of the venues.  The Heritage Display done for the Golf Corse is still on display in the Cub House.  We found some very early pictures, so please take some time to drop by an see them.

Dr. Jacob Neelands & Catherine Langton Neelands leaving the Dedication Service
Sturgeon Point Union Church, 11 July 1915
There were between 50 and 60 people who came out to see the venues and learn more about our community.  The weather was great and the visitors were full of interesting questions.  There were even a few former Sturgeon Pointers and it was great to meet them.
Doors Open Coorinator Mike Sloboda said that there was also a good turn out in Fenelon. Mike said: "There were great numbers in Fenelon, and Oak St. got a lot of traffic, and many who I talked to, really loved Sturgeon Point. I'm not surprised at that."

A Match At Sturgeon Point
At Sturgeon Point, on the Kawartha Lakes, on Monday last, a [golf] match was played between Lindsay and Bobcaygeon.  There were seven players aside and the game resulted in favour of Bobcaygeon.  Sturgeon Point will next year have first class-links, and doubtless a great many golfers will be attracted to that already popular-summer resort.                                                     The Toronto Daily Star, p6 - Saturday, October 27, 1900

Thanks should be extended to out-going SPA President, Victor Isbrucker and in-coming Spa President, Lisa Vehrs, to Heritage Victoria member & Doors Open Coordinators, Michael Sloboda and Paul Zaborowski, and to CoKL Economic Development guru Lance Sherk for their efforts in bringing this event together.  The Doors Open volunteers - Andy Mutch and Mary, at the Golf Course, a number of the Church Trustees together with Nelia Stewart, at the Church, and Liane Kennedy and Lisa Vehrs at the Upper Warf.
Fun on the Lintonia
Thanks to everyone who participated in the event and our thanks those who came to visit!  We hope to see you again.

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