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Heritage York Heritage Talks: Misadventure on the Humber

September 21 @ 7:30 pm

On Wednesday, August 7, 1968, an event occurred on the Humber River that resonates in the Warren Park community to this day, 52 years later! That event made the front page of the citywide newspapers. The Globe and Mail trumpeted the headline ‘Four girls, dog, wade into deep troubles’ – the front page of the Toronto Daily Star carried a picture of a terrified girl with the by line ‘3 Hours Of Terror On The Humber’ with an accompanying dedicated page of pictures and captions with the headline ‘Raging Humber maroons 4 terror-stricken girls.’ Not to be out done, The Telegram quoted one of the girls ‘I Can’t Do It, I’m Afraid.’

What was the dire event that captured the headlines that fateful day in August on the Humber River? In this short documentary, we will explore the events of that day as seen through the eyes of surviving participants. Through interviews, photographs and other media, including a previously unseen short 8MM film of that day, one will understand how a simple misadventure became a seminal moment for everyone involved. Check out our preview teaser HERE.

Attention all history enthusiasts and heritage lovers!

We are delighted to invite you to our monthly heritage talks, where we delve into a wide range of topics that showcase the rich and diverse cultural heritage of our local, provincial, and national history. Our talks are held on the second Thursday of every month and are designed to enlighten and inspire our audience with fascinating stories and insights from renowned speakers and experts in the field.

Whether you’re interested in learning about the hidden gems of our local history or exploring the broader scope of our country’s heritage, our talks have something for everyone. From the cultural traditions of indigenous peoples to the architectural wonders of our historic buildings, we cover it all.

Join us for an evening of discovery and exploration as we celebrate our heritage and uncover the untold stories of our past. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to expand your knowledge and connect with like-minded individuals.

Mark your calendars for the following dates and come along to our next heritage talk. We can’t wait to see you there!


September 21
7:30 pm


Heritage York at Lambton House
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Lambton House
4066 Old Dundas St.
York, Ontario M6S 2R6 Canada
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