Heritage Elizabethtown- Kitley invites you to join us for the Ontario Heritage Conference in 2022. We are excited about the return of this event and the chance to network and learn in the beautiful Leeds and Grenville County.
Nestled between the St. Lawrence River and the Rideau Canal, the region is robust in United Empire Loyalist and Early Irish Settlement history. Elizabethtown township opened for settlement in 1784. Brockville, originally named Buell’s Bay, was renamed after Sir Isaac Brock in 1812. Though surveyed in 1797, the Kitley area settlements came later with a large immigration from Ireland beginning in 1820. Immerse yourself in excellent architecture, historic forts, rural countryside backroads, and the many attractions that await.
Speaker sessions, plenaries, and tours will inspire Municipal Heritage Committee members and Heritage Professionals. Get up to date on policy, trends, and ideas. To spotlight the region’s iconic heritage, OHC 2022’s theme, The Light at the End of the Tunnel will focus on the economic impact of Pandemic times, the future of heritage conservation, tourism, and the positive changes of heritage locally and provincially.
Planning a conference in a Pandemic has its challenges. The local organizing committee is meeting regularly and seeking out the best venues and events Brockville and the area have to showcase. We hope to have more details for you in the coming months. Stay tuned!
Chair, Local Organizing Committee