Heritage Day with the GTHS

 

The Goulbourn Township Historical Society (GTHS) is hosting their Heritage Day event, “The Great Ice Storm – 20 Years After” at the Stittsville Library and you are invited to join in the fun!

 

The event takes place Saturday, February 17 at 1:30 PM. Light refreshments will be served.

 

Come out and reminisce with everyone who endured the Great Ice Storm of 1998. There were highs and lows during this storm that left an unforgettable imprint on many lives.

 

 

Called the ‘Storm of the Century’, and not to be soon forgotten by many, our lives were affected in ways you can’t imagine. With three storm fronts dropping approximately 85mm of freezing rain in the Ottawa area, havoc began. The freezing rain started falling on January 5th continuously until January 10th. People were brought together in communities through sharing of resources and donating their time. These good deeds are beyond measurable. Every area of our society was impinged on through our economy, hydro power, employment, land, retail trade, farming and Canada’s precious sugar maple industry.

 

I highly encourage all residents to join this event to hear more about this history-making storm and its impact on our lives.

 

If you have any photos and/or memories you’d like to share, please send them to: gths-editor@rogers.com or bring them to the event.

 

For more information, please visit https://goulbournhistoricalsociety.org/