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lakefieldhistorica
Nov 19, 2021
In Welcome to the Forum
This is a difficult time for all of us, Covid 19 continues to frustrate our ability to get together and share information and experiences, but at the same time this challenge strengthens our community and our need for connection with each other. (*Note In person meetings are on hold until Health officials give us a green light to meet again) Lakefield Historical Society collects photos, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, family trees and other donated items from our community. While we welcome donations we are not a museum and we cannot accept large furniture or other related items, but perhaps we can suggest a home for them. Our annual membership is $20.00 per person and is due September 1st of each year. We operate a second web page dedicated to our brave war veterans who served from Lakefield Ontario and although we haven't finished adding all of eligible veterans our list grows longer with more information each year. If you have a family member you would like to include please contact us, but note that with veterans from WW2 and later a family member must request their military files, so you can save time by doing this in advance of contacting us. www.Lakefieldwarvets.ca Much can be learned about Lakefield's history by reading our book, "Nelson Falls to Lakefield" which is available for purchase at Happenstance Book Store in Lakefield, or by contacting us directly. We welcome all queries concerning our local history and the persons who lived here.
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lakefieldhistorica
Nov 19, 2021
In Welcome to the Forum
My name is Michael Chappell and I was born in Peterborough and grew up in Lakefield (1950's - 60's) before moving to the Toronto GTA to attend school and to work. i was employed in the Civil Engineering field for several years, developing, designing and constructing homes and infrastructure across Ontario. I eventually joined the Ontario Government as an executive with the Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL), and finished my career as a Professor in the School of Occupational Health and Safety and Chang School with Ryerson University. At Ryerson I taught Investigative Techniques, hazard Recognition and Control, and Safety Evaluation techniques to both day students and continuing education students for more than 20 years. My wife and I retired and moved back to Lakefield in 2017 and I became President of The Lakefield Historical Society in 2019. My interest in history is lifelong, and I feel passionate that we must preserve memories both to build our future, but also to recognize the tremendous accomplishments of our forefathers. Join me on this journey and be part of history!
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lakefieldhistorica
Nov 19, 2021
In Welcome to the Forum
We don't have all the answers, but hopefully we can help. We have extensive records on the history of Lakefield, businesses that have come or gone, or sometimes still exist today. We have genealogical information on some of the major families that have lived in Lakefield, and we often have photos of individual who live in or were prominent in Lakefield. Ask us a question, upload a photo we will try our best to help, and you may be adding something to our greater knowledge of the history of this community! Don't be afraid to ask!
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