A holiday tradition
Pictured during the evening, front from left, Phil Bury, Dave Connors, Jim Mullin, Danielle Payne and Lester McInnes. Back from left, Kim McInnes, Melanie Stubbs, Father Christmas, Mark Stubbs and Bob Irvine.
Thompson Goddard photo
Carolyn Thompson Goddard
MORRISBURG – The Friends of the Crysler Farm Battlefield are a local organization that strives to preserve and promote the story of this pivotal battle during the War of 1812-14. Among the many accomplishments of this group is the bi-yearly re-enactment which provides an opportunity for the public to learn from period artisans and re-enactment groups about life in Regency Era–Ontario. The group won the prestigious Scadding Award of Excellence from the Ontario Historical Society in 2017.
For the past few years, members of the board of directors of the Friends of the Crysler Farm Battlefield organization have enjoyed a Christmas dinner at Willard’s Hotel in Upper Canada Village followed by an opportunity to view Alight at Night which sees a selection of historic village buildings decorated with seasonal lights. On Dec. 20 they once again met in Willard’s Hotel for a Yuletide gathering and during the stroll around the village, took a few minutes to have their photo taken with Father Christmas in Crysler Hall.
Carolyn Thompson Goddard, grew up in Chesterville and attended North Dundas District High School. After completing her BA in Political Science at Carleton University she has worked as a medical secretary and library technician. In 2020 she graduated from Algonquin College with a diploma in Journalism and has been a reporter and column writer for The Chesterville Record for over 10 years.