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Heritage Day

Celebrating Heritage Week!
Have Fun with Heritage: Historic Places Made for Play

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Heritage Canada The National Trust promotes the third Monday of February each year as Heritage Day and has long advocated adopting this date as a national holiday.

For February 17, 2014, HCNT encourages Canadians to Have Fun with Heritage by celebrating Historic Places Made for Play.

No matter the season, children have always been drawn to the outdoors to play. And many places designed for play have a long history and treasured place in our hearts and our communities: traditional athletic fields, playgrounds, boardwalks and beaches, fairgrounds, parklands, wading pools and outdoor rinks are where childhood memories are made. Their equipment and fixtures may have changed over time, but their value remains rooted in place, where experiences are shared and a sense of belonging created.

For the young, and the young at heart, historic places made for play are all around us and ready to be enjoyed.   

Read about Rideau Hall's historic outdoor rink in Ottawa, Vancouver's iconic Wooden Roller Coaster and Wave Swinger at Playland, Winnipeg's amazing Assiniboine Park, and the Halifax Common, Canada's oldest urban park in: Historic Places Made for Play.

We'll be set up at Ottawa City Hall to share in Heritage Day celebrations on February 18. Drop by if you can!

Here are some suggestions for ways that you can participate on Heritage Day.