Pictures from Flavours of Perth Barbecue

flavours picsSome great pictures by Scott Wishart (as usual) in The Beacon Herald from our Flavours of Perth Barbecue in Sebringville August 15. We served 300 meals — a record!

MP drops by to meet our summer students

2016 Summer StaffStaff  (4) Perth-Wellington MP John Nater dropped by the Museum this week to meet our five summer students who are all here as part of federal student job programs. From left, Mary Coonan, Julia Ranney, Bailey Heimpel, Emma Thomas and Maddie Hendricks — and Mr. Nater.

StratfordOn post about Museum shared, liked by hundreds

This Facebook post by our friends at Stratford Tourism Alliance has really taken off with almost 500 shares and even more likes. It is a great photo and depicts just one of the 81 amazing works of art currently at the Stratford Perth Museum as part of our My Corner of the World fabric art exhibit. Stratford ON facebook post

Stratford Perth Museum earns “Certificate of Excellence” from TripAdvisor

TripadvisorWe are very happy to announced that the Stratford Perth Museum has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. “With the Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor honours hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travellers”, said Heather Leisman, Vice President of Industry Marketing, TripAdvisor. “This recognition helps travellers identify and book properties that regularly deliver great service. TripAdvisor is proud to play this integral role in helping travellers feel more confident in their booking decisions.” The Certificate of Excellence accounts for the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travellers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period.

Innkeepers a big success – thanks to our dinner providers

Really nice picture by Mike Beitz in The Beacon Herald of our sold out Innkeepers’ Dinner on Saturday night. Every guest at Innkeepers got a glass of champagne, courtesy of Denis Flanagan and Gallo Wines.

Chantelle Innkeepers 2016 - for web
A big thanks to chef Andrew Tutt and the legion of volunteers.
We would also like to publically thank all the companies and individuals that donated food or services for the dinner … in alphabetical order …
Burnbrae Farms – Gary West
Church Hill Farms
Conestoga Meats
Downie Street Bakehouse
Festival City Dairy
Food Basics Stratford
Sobeys Stratford
Soiled Reputation
The Bruce Hotel
Revival House
Tim Hortons Erie & Ontario Street locations – Robbin Hewitt and Mat Cooper
In additon, thanks to The Beacon Herald for their gifts in kind and to Dave Jacobs, our auctioneer, and our spotters Martin Ritsma and Brent Shackleton, who brought in great money on our live auction.

Historic hockey stick from Stratford Perth Museum being turned over to the Hockey Hall of Fame

A hockey stick used by Stratford’s Charley Lightfoot near the turn of the last century will soon be part of an exhibit at the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Lightfoot was one of the first black players in organized hockey. The Ontario Hockey Assocation was was founded in 1890. Lightfoot, the ancestor of a Kentucky slave, played on the Stratford team that won the OHA Junior championship in 1900 and on the Intermediate team that won the OHA championship in 1901.
The timing of this donation is excellent as the Hockey Hall of Fame will unveil a thematic exhibition titled “The Changing Face of Hockey – Diversity in Our Game” on March 11, 2016. Lightfoot’s stick will be showcased as a part of the exhibit.
Lightfoot was born in West Flamborough in 1880. His family moved to Stratford in 1888 when Charley was 8. He died in 1968.
Two sticks used by Lightfoot were donated to the Stratford Perth Museum in 1975 by former Beacon Herald sportswriter Harold “Winger” Thomas.
One of those sticks will be given to Craig Campbell from the Hockey Hall of Fame on Wednesday at 11 a.m. during a brief ceremony at the Stratford Perth Museum.Stratford hockey team 1890(1900) (from Toronto Public Library collection) (2)