Newly updated Historic Countryside Tours to launch at the 2014 Heritage Showcase

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Region of Waterloo LogoWaterloo Region – The Region of Waterloo is excited to launch the newly revised package of four Historic Countryside Tours at the Waterloo Regional Heritage Foundation’s 2014 Heritage Showcase. First published in 2006, the tours have been updated and redesigned to include a variety of new historic and scenic attractions along routes in the Townships of North Dumfries, Woolwich, Wilmot and Wellesley.
 
The tours are a great resource for cyclists, hikers, day trippers, heritage enthusiasts, local residents and visitors to the Region. They take approximately two to three hours to drive and include stops at heritage buildings, bridges, landmarks, parks, scenic roads, trails, and more.
 
The complimentary online mapping application available on the Region’s website has also been updated with improved functionality. The tours are now customizable and available for both handheld and tablet devices.
 
The Heritage Showcase will take place at Fairview Mall in Kitchener on Saturday February 15, 2014. This free event is a day to learn about history in Waterloo Region. The theme for 2014, Having Fun with Heritage: Historic Places Made for Play, provides a great opportunity to celebrate the new Historic Countryside Tours. Councillor Jean Haalboom will make a presentation to launch the tours at 11:00 a.m. in front of the Heritage Planning Advisory Committee (HPAC) booth.
 
The tour packages are available for free, and in addition to being distributed at the Heritage Showcase event, they can also be picked up at: the Waterloo Region Museum, Joseph Schneider Haus, the Kitchener Public Library, and the Region of Waterloo Administrative Headquarters. The tours will be more widely available at libraries and other locations across the Region later in February.
 
Event details:
2014 Heritage Showcase
Date: Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., presentation at 11:00 a.m.
Location: Fairview Mall, 2960 Kingsway Drive, Kitchener, ON  N2C 1X1

 
For more information please contact:
Kate Hagerman: KHagerman@regionofwaterloo.ca or 519-575-4094

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