ARTS AND CULTURE CELEBRATION cleaning up the grounds around the centre of debris left behind by the storm.


The event was rescheduled to the October 16 weekend and centre staff and volunteers welcomed both visitors and special guests to enjoy tours of the heritage house, demons- trations of traditional crafts, live music, and other activities provided with assistance from the Conseil des arts de Prescott-Russell Arts Council (CAPRAC). «Today’s partnered event with CAPRAC and Tucker House speaks to the vitality of the arts and culture sector in our province, and within the Prescott-Russell region,» said Ruth Burns, executive director of the Ontario Culture Days program. «Thank you for supporting this beautiful hub of creativity, history, and sustainability that Tucker House and Conseil des arts de Prescott-Russell Arts Council are fostering.»

The last moments of summer and the first full weeks of autumn provided the backdrop the Tucker House Cultural Centre in Rockland for the finale of Ontario Culture Days festival season. “It is a pleasure for us to welcome you to the grounds of Tucker House for the First Heritage Day celebration,” said Morgan Hurtubise, Tucker House executive council president, to visitors during the welcome ceremony over the mid-October weeken d. Tucker House’s Heritage Day event was originally scheduled for the May long weekend but the devastating windstorm that swept across Eastern Ontario and Western Québec forced a postponement, and the volunteers at Tucker House were later occupied with

La chanteuse Héloïse Yelle a diverti les auditeurs avec une sélection de ses propres chansons et de plusieurs classiques. —photo Gregg Chamberlain

Artist Shanna Steals displays a «found art» diorama made of materials gathered from outdoors as part of a workshop she provided during Heritage Day at Tucker House. —photo Gregg Chamberlain

Visitors to Tucker House, like Louis Perras Demers, took part in hands-on craft works activities like making pocket mittens out of leather. —photo Gregg Chamberlain

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L’artisane Rita Penner montre le fonctionnement d’une ancienne machine à tricoter circulaire et présente certains de ses produits artisanaux. —photo Gregg Chamberlain

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