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  • Margaret Baker - The Goodfellow Family
    Margaret Baker - The Goodfellow Family
    video       Margaret Baker (née Goodfellow) recounts the stories of the first Goodfellow settlers, two brothers from the Bradford area who came to Innisfil each with an axe and an ox between them. They stayed on the last working farm on the 9th Line for many years. Marg's Lane and Ward's Lane ...
    video     Margaret Baker (née Goodfellow) recounts the stories of the first Goodfellow settlers, two brothers from the Bradford area who came to Innisfil each with an axe and an ox between ...
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  • Deirdre Fitzgerald - Living in Innisfil Today
    Deirdre Fitzgerald - Living in Innisfil Today
    video       Deirdre Fitzgerald of the Welcome Wagon explains her decision to move to Innisfil and how the small community feel drew her to Gilford in particular. She originally moved to Cookstown in 2007, and lived in Alcona north of the beach for some years, and then moved to Gilford near the ...
    video     Deirdre Fitzgerald of the Welcome Wagon explains her decision to move to Innisfil and how the small community feel drew her to Gilford in particular. She originally moved to Cookstown ...
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  • Deirdre Fitzgerald - The Welcome Wagon
    Deirdre Fitzgerald - The Welcome Wagon
    video       Deirdre Fitzgerald describes her role in the Welcome Wagon organization in Innisfil and the impact it has on those in the community. She works mostly in Cookstown-Thornton delivering packages to welcome newcomers to the community as well as baby welcomes, baskets for new brides, people over 50, retirees, and new ...
    video     Deirdre Fitzgerald describes her role in the Welcome Wagon organization in Innisfil and the impact it has on those in the community. She works mostly in Cookstown-Thornton delivering packages to ...
    Innisfil OurStories
  • Alan Ely - Cedarhurst Golf Club
    Alan Ely - Cedarhurst Golf Club
    video       Alan Ely reminisces about his summers as a youth in Beaverton at the Cedarhurst Golf Club, which was co-founded in 1922 by his grandfather. He begins by describing how a monogrammed golf putter that belonged to his grandfather reminds him most of his childhood memories made at the Cedarhurst Golf ...
    video     Alan Ely reminisces about his summers as a youth in Beaverton at the Cedarhurst Golf Club, which was co-founded in 1922 by his grandfather. He begins by describing how a ...
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  • Alan Ely - White Gate Cottage
    Alan Ely - White Gate Cottage
    video       Alan Ely recalls his grandfather's role in the Beaverton community, though he never knew him, from stories told by his grandmother and parents. Saturday night parties at his family cottage, known as White Gate and built by his grandfather and grandmother, were well known and filled with music courtesy of ...
    video     Alan Ely recalls his grandfather's role in the Beaverton community, though he never knew him, from stories told by his grandmother and parents. Saturday night parties at his family cottage, ...
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  • Alan Ely - Sir Henry Pellatt
    Alan Ely - Sir Henry Pellatt
    video       Alan Ely elaborates on his familial connection to Sir Henry Pellatt, owner of Casa Loma, and his son Reginald. He explains that Reginald married Marjorie Carlyle Perry, Alan's maternal grandmother's sister, and has memories of touring the castle with his sister on their own during visits. He also tells of ...
    video     Alan Ely elaborates on his familial connection to Sir Henry Pellatt, owner of Casa Loma, and his son Reginald. He explains that Reginald married Marjorie Carlyle Perry, Alan's maternal grandmother's ...
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  • Alan Ely - Transportation to the Cottage
    Alan Ely - Transportation to the Cottage
    video       Alan Ely describes the different ways in which cottagers from Toronto have travelled north to Lake Simcoe over the years. He recalls stories his mother and father told of coming by car and having to change tires once or twice along the way, or stopping at a hotel in Mt. ...
    video     Alan Ely describes the different ways in which cottagers from Toronto have travelled north to Lake Simcoe over the years. He recalls stories his mother and father told of coming ...
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  • Alan Ely - Festivals, the CNE, and Taking the Train
    Alan Ely - Festivals, the CNE, and Taking the Train
    video       Alan Ely recounts memories of the Beaverton Fair, which he describes as "a must." The Fair took place in September and was an important time of gathering. He also discusses the importance of travelling to the Canadian National Exhibition ("the Ex") in Toronto, and taking the Northland train in the ...
    video     Alan Ely recounts memories of the Beaverton Fair, which he describes as "a must." The Fair took place in September and was an important time of gathering. He also discusses ...
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  • Alan Ely - Fishing and Boating on Lake Simcoe
    Alan Ely - Fishing and Boating on Lake Simcoe
    video       Alan Ely begins by describing a photo of his father and mother fishing on Lake Simcoe. His mother smiles at his father while his father holds up a large fish, and the photo was taken sometime in the fall on a 10 horsepower wooden boat. He also his first time ...
    video     Alan Ely begins by describing a photo of his father and mother fishing on Lake Simcoe. His mother smiles at his father while his father holds up a large fish, ...
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  • John Grant - Family Legacy
    John Grant - Family Legacy
    video       John Grant describes his family's history in Beaverton, where the originally came as cottagers. His mother and aunt dated two brothers of the Divine family, whose house John now lives in. His mother also stayed in the house during the polio epidemic in Toronto. His mother's side of the family ...
    video     John Grant describes his family's history in Beaverton, where the originally came as cottagers. His mother and aunt dated two brothers of the Divine family, whose house John now lives ...
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  • John Grant - Preserving Lake Simcoe
    John Grant - Preserving Lake Simcoe
    video       John Grant discusses the significance role of Lake Simcoe in the past as well as the important efforts made to preserve the lake both culturally and environmentally. He discusses how Roche's Point on Lake Simcoe was discussed as a possible location as the capital of Ontario, which was owned by ...
    video     John Grant discusses the significance role of Lake Simcoe in the past as well as the important efforts made to preserve the lake both culturally and environmentally. He discusses how ...
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  • John Grant - Bee Research on Thorah Island
    John Grant - Bee Research on Thorah Island
    video       John Grant discusses the honey bee research conducted on Thorah Island by researchers from the University of Guelph. His wife Laurie was one of the people who started the study as North American honey bees have a tracheal mite and an Irish monk had developed a strain that was resistant ...
    video     John Grant discusses the honey bee research conducted on Thorah Island by researchers from the University of Guelph. His wife Laurie was one of the people who started the study ...
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  • John Grant - Thorah Island in the Past
    John Grant - Thorah Island in the Past
    video       John Grant discusses Thorah Island's past and the continuing pioneer spirit there with a number of anecdotes. He talks about how Beaverton is the ice fishing capital of Lake Simcoe as there are more departures from the Beaverton harbour than anywhere else. He discusses the ingenuity of ice hut construction, ...
    video     John Grant discusses Thorah Island's past and the continuing pioneer spirit there with a number of anecdotes. He talks about how Beaverton is the ice fishing capital of Lake Simcoe ...
    Innisfil OurStories
  • John Grant - Thorah Island Today
    John Grant - Thorah Island Today
    video       John Grant recounts how when he first ran for city councilor, he traveled to Thorah Island and was told that he was the first to come to the island to campaign and once he was in office, he could count on the people of the island to support him. He ...
    video     John Grant recounts how when he first ran for city councilor, he traveled to Thorah Island and was told that he was the first to come to the island to ...
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  • John Grant - Entertainment
    John Grant - Entertainment
    video       John Grant recalls what youths in Beaverton did for recreation and entertainment in the past. His grandfather Playfair Brown initially settled in Beaverton with his grandmother Jessie Williamson, and when he returned to Beaverton after the Second World War he noticed there was nothing for people to do. He then ...
    video     John Grant recalls what youths in Beaverton did for recreation and entertainment in the past. His grandfather Playfair Brown initially settled in Beaverton with his grandmother Jessie Williamson, and when ...
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  • Alan Ely - First Nations on Georgina and Thorah Island
    Alan Ely - First Nations on Georgina and Thorah Island
    video       Alan Ely recalls his grandmother, Minnie Ethel Ely's, unique relationship with the First Nations community on Georgina and Thorah Island and her support of First Nations art and culture. F.H. Varley of the Group of Seven painted a portrait of her in native dress entitled "Portrait of Mrs. E," which ...
    video     Alan Ely recalls his grandmother, Minnie Ethel Ely's, unique relationship with the First Nations community on Georgina and Thorah Island and her support of First Nations art and culture. F.H. ...
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  • Charlotte Empringham - Golfing at Cedarhurst
    Charlotte Empringham - Golfing at Cedarhurst
    video       Charlotte Empringham describes taking golf lessons as a child at Cedarhurst golf club on Saturday mornings while parents went golfing. There were between twenty and thirty children in attendance, and the instructor, Burt, was an old Scottish pro. Katherine Mitchell, a longtime resident of the area, came up with the ...
    video     Charlotte Empringham describes taking golf lessons as a child at Cedarhurst golf club on Saturday mornings while parents went golfing. There were between twenty and thirty children in attendance, and ...
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  • Charlotte Empringham - Stanley Thompson
    Charlotte Empringham - Stanley Thompson
    video       Charlotte Empringham describes the impressive designs of Stanley Thompson, a golf course architect, on Cedarhurst Golf Club and other courses in the area. He was originally asked by Walter Beecham to visit the site as he had already worked locally (at the Briars and Orchard Beach) as well as numerous ...
    video     Charlotte Empringham describes the impressive designs of Stanley Thompson, a golf course architect, on Cedarhurst Golf Club and other courses in the area. He was originally asked by Walter Beecham ...
    Innisfil OurStories
  • Charlotte Empringham - Swimming Lessons on Lake Simcoe
    Charlotte Empringham - Swimming Lessons on Lake Simcoe
    video       Charlotte Empringham recounts her days as a swimming instructor in Beaverton on Lake Simcoe with more than two hundred children a day come to the pier for lessons while mothers waited on the rocks. She remembers taking the small children in the shallowest water with carp nibbling at her feet. ...
    video     Charlotte Empringham recounts her days as a swimming instructor in Beaverton on Lake Simcoe with more than two hundred children a day come to the pier for lessons while mothers ...
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