So here's the story: We were starting to plan an event.
We wanted something that fuelled people's imaginations, like zombies or pirates, but something that was closer to our hearts (and our service areas of Brantford, Brant County, Six Nations, and New Credit.)
One of us thought about Wade Hemsworth, Brantford-born Canadian folk musician and writer of the esteemed and catchy (see: earworm) Log Driver's Waltz. One thing led to another, and after some exuberant brainstorming and a round of high-fives, we had a laundry list of requirements for our celebration: Lumberjacks, pancakes, beards, plaid, bacon, folk music & dancing, and community spirit & togetherness.
The Brant Historical Society, in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grand Erie, is proud to present Eh Day: A celebration of Canadiana and pride in our local history and heritage! Stay tuned to the blog, our Facebook, and Twitter for more information including a schedule of events, Canadian Craft ideas, Beard Compatition Registration info, and an introduction to Lumber Jack & Black Smith, our Eh Day mascots.