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Don’t Blast the Past: Webinar

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn about a fascinating historic, cultural heritage site, its spiritual connection to First Nations, its central role in Indigenous and colonial activities between the Lower and Upper Great Lakes, and its critical role in the survival of a nation.

On the East Holland River in the Lake Simcoe watershed, it had many names, but today this place that shaped the province is known as the Lower Landing.

The Bradford Bypass threatens to obliterate it.

Find out the history hiding in plain sight and what we can do about it in a time of reconciliation. 

Facilitated by Claire Malcolmson, Executive Director, Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition

Intro by Bill Foster, Chair, Forbid Roads Over Greenspaces

With presentations by: 

  • Roddy Assance, Great grandson of Chief Assance who led his people to Christian Island after the forced relocation away from Coldwater
  • Leland Porte, member Chippewas of Georgina Island, avid fisherman and family cook. Father of 4 including two new twin boys. Knows Lake Simcoe or Ahunyung like his forefathers did. 
  • Cynthia Wesley Esquimaux, Georgina Island First Nations member
  • Becky Big Canoe, Georgina Island First Nations member, Chair, Water is Life Coalition for Water Justice
  • Bert Duclos, Cultural Heritage Consultant, local historian
  • Scarlett Janusas, Licensed Archaeologist, President, Ontario Marine Heritage Committee, Scarlett Janusas Inc. 

Up-do-date action review by Margaret Prophet, Executive Director, Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition

Register using the link below:


*If you can’t come to the April 18th webinar about the Lower Landing but you may be interested in attending a Townhall about the Bradford Bypass please add your email here and we’ll be in touch when we have Townhall dates. 




Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition
Water is Life Coalition for Water Justice
Stop the Bradford Bypass
Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition