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Letter: Please take the Heritage Day survey

Heritage Day will celebrate the Township of Centre Wellington's cultural and natural heritage resources

This letter was sent to by Wellington ACO representative Beverley Cairns, asking the public to take part in an online survey in honour of Heritage Day.

Heritage Day will be Wednesday, Feb. 23, this year. The Wellington Branch of the Architectural Conservancy Ontario (ACO) will celebrate our Township of Centre Wellington’s cultural and natural heritage resources with an online public awareness survey.

This survey, with simple Yes-No answers, is designed to obtain information as to public awareness of Land Use Planning as it relates to the protection of the Built-Up Areas and the Heritage Areas of our historic small towns of Elora-Salem and Fergus.

Your survey answers to this survey will be anonymous. We seek public input not only from citizens who live in our historic small town heritage communities of Elora-Salem and Fergus, but from the many people outside of our communities for whom our almost intact 19th century stone structures and neighbourhoods and our Elora Gorge are places they love to visit. In fact, many visitors will appreciate that the historic towns of Elora-Salem and Fergus contain the highest concentration of municipally identified cultural heritage resources in Wellington County.

We urge you to take this short public awareness survey by going to the ACO Guelph/Wellington Branch website . There, on the front screen, you will find a link to this short but informative survey which will be available until March 17th, 2022.

In further celebration of the provincially designated Heritage Day, and extending it, we will have window displays of crucial and informative maps in prominent main street windows of Elora and Fergus, alternating in the months of February and March, and further fulfilling the mandate of the non-profit Architectural Conservancy Ontario for education and advocacy, whose motto is: The past. Our present. Your future.

Beverley Cairns