Tay Canal 175 th Anniversary 2009


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Logo Contest

And the winner is.....
Press release ~ August 22, 2008
Logo Registration Form


    And the Winner is......


    Logo contest winner David Bromley, with members of the Tay Canal Anniversary Committee
    (from Left) Karen Rennie, Barbara Halpin, Wendy Laut, Annie Dalton and Carol Quattrocchi.
    Gena Gibson photo

    The winning entry in the Tay Canal 175th Anniversary Logo Contest was submitted by former Perth resident David Bromley, who currently lives in Barrhaven. David is now the head of the graphic design department at Algonquin College in Ottawa.

    The winning entry depicts a boat churning down the river past a lock station, with Union Jack flying proudly. This logo now graces the Tay Canal 175th Anniversary website.

    The Steering Committee selected the winning entry from among twelve entries. It was officially unveiled at Watershed Discovery Evening on November 4th. Our thanks to David and to all of the people who submitted entries in the logo contest.


    Press Release – Tay Canal Logo Contest

    For release on August 22, 2008

    Logo Contest is Launched for the Tay Canal 175th Anniversary
    The first event to celebrate the upcoming Tay Canal 175th Anniversary was launched on August 25th with the announcement of the contest to design the official anniversary logo. A $500 prize will be presented to the winner, and the logo will become the symbol of the year-long anniversary celebrations in 2009.

    In announcing the contest, the 175th Anniversary Steering Committee noted that the prize will go to the design that best epitomizes the history and character of the Tay Canal, and its many related themes, such as recreation, environment, and wildlife. The contest is open to all ages of residents and former residents of Lanark County, and ends on September 22nd.

    The logo should be equally presentable in small format uses, such as for the official anniversary letterhead and publications, and large format, such as for promotion banners and pennants. It should be printable in black and white. The runner-up designs in the contest will be recognized and displayed by the Committee during next summer’s celebrations. Further information on the contest may be obtained by calling (613) 267 1947.

    Information on the Tay Canal, its long and interesting history and its character, are available from several sources, including http://www.perthcanada.com/ (click on ‘Visitor’), www.tayriver.org (see particularly ‘Canoeing the Tay’), http://www.rideaufriends.com/ - and a number of books and archives at the Perth Public Library.

    Organisation has already commenced for next year’s anniversary celebrations. A Steering Committee has been formed comprising Parks Canada, Perth Museum, Perth Historical Society, Lanark County Tourism, BIA, Chamber of Commerce, Friends of the Tay Watershed, the Town of Perth, and local residents. In addition to a ‘Tay Canal Week’, to take place from July 4 to 12, 2009, a wide range of events is being considered, including, for example, Canal tours, canoe and kayak visits, classic boat regattas, concerts, races, and Tay Trail and Tow Path hikes.

    The Committee advised this week that the first event commemorating the Canal’s 175th Anniversary will take place this September 16, when an international delegation of Canal authorities will be welcomed to Perth. This visit has been included in the program of the 2008 World Canal Conference, organised by Parks Canada and running in Kingston from September 14 to 17.

    More information on the Tay Canal 175th Anniversary and on the history of the Canal will follow later this fall, as preparations for the celebration unfold.

    For more information, call (613) 267 1947.

    Submitted by -
    Steering Committee
    Tay Canal 175th Anniversary Celebration

    (August 20, 2008)



    Registration Form

    HELP CELEBRATE THE
    175th ANNIVERSARY OF THE TAY CANAL!!

    2009 is the 175th Anniversary of the Tay Canal - and the Steering Committee for
    this celebration invites the Community to submit a logo design
    to commemorate this special event.

    GUIDELINES FOR ENTRIES

    In announcing the contest, the 175th Anniversary Steering Committee noted that the prize will go to the design that best epitomizes the history and character of the Tay Canal, and its many related themes, such as recreation, environment, and wildlife. The contest is open to all ages of residents and former residents of Lanark County. Submissions should be received no later than September 22 nd.

    The logo should be equally presentable in small format uses, such as for the official anniversary letterhead and publications, and large format, such as for promotion banners and pennants. It should be printable in black and white. The runner-up designs in the contest will be recognized and displayed by the Committee during next summer’s celebrations. For further information on the contest – call (613) 267 1947 and visit http://www.tayriver.org/tay175/

    CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED ~ SEE WINNING ENTRY ABOVE

    Please fill in the attached Registration Form and attach your logo design!
    Logo should be submitted in jpeg format if possible - but other formats will be considered.

    Completed entries should be mailed to:
    the Perth Museum at 11 Gore Street East, Perth, ON K7H 1H4
    or
    emailed to krennie@town.perth.on.ca
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Tay Canal 175 th Anniversary 2009