Connecting Lake Simcoe's Community

Collecting stories - Blog #16

Heritage Lake Simcoe is busy collecting stories about the lake & watershed. Everyone has a story & we have been listening & recording with Kathryn Schoutson of the Innisfil Library.

The stories are being told by folks who have had a connection with the lake. They sit in a comfy chair, hooked up to a microphone & talk. It is painless. Once they get started they just keep recalling incidents that happened & we have found that the stories just flow along.

Once they have finished what they wish to say, Kathryn will edit their story.

Then it will become part of the many stories that we are collecting about the lake & watershed for the designation of Lake Simcoe as the first Heritage Lake in Canada.

The stories will be part of the Socio/Cultural History of Lake Simcoe that we must submit with other data for the designation.

We are so fortunate to be a part of this Islandora project within the Innisfil Library System. It has been made possible through a Seniors Grant from the Provincial  Government. We have heard stories about ice fishing, boating, swimming, picnics, cottaging, out houses & dance halls.

All story tellers have been extremely interesting. They each have a unique way of telling their story. Heritage Lake Simcoe is very fortunate as I said to have this opportunity. Our project will be all the richer for these stories of “OUR” Lake Simcoe.

 If you have a story to tell please send it by email to:

Marj Mossman: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Barb Love: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  


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Tuesday, 10 December 2019

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