The following message is from Edith George:
“The 400th anniversary of the Étienne Brûlé and the Carrying Place Trail will be in September of 2015. The initial meeting of interest groups will be Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. at 12 Division Toronto Police Services. Located at the corner of Trethewey and Black Creek. Sorry for the short notice. I do hope a rep can make if not
please inform me if you would like to be kept on the distribution list re future meetings and the info re results of this meeting.”
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Given that few primary sources are available about Brûlé’s life, stories about him tend to vary widely based on differing interpretations of the small number of historical facts that are known about him.
An incredible number of major events, in which I’m involved as a Toronto heritage enthusiast and volunteer heritage publicist, are planned along the Humber River to commemorate this event.
We can find a way to have some ceremony – a role play of some kind comes to mind, where maybe Étienne Brûlé stumbles into the meeting room looking for Lake Ontario, having been checking his GPS signals – at the Brûlé’ Room at Old Mill, Toronto on Oct 17, 2015 to add to the commemorative festivities!