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Celebrate Heritage Day 2014

February 17, 2014

Have Fun with Heritage: Historic Places Made for Play 

Ottawa, ON, February 11, 2014 – For February 17, 2014, Heritage Canada The National Trust (HCNT) encourages Canadians to Have Fun with Heritage by celebrating Historic Places Made for Play. HCNT promotes the third Monday in February as Heritage Day and has long advocated adopting this date as a national holiday. 

No matter the season, children have always been drawn to the outdoors to play. And many places designed for play have a long history and treasured place in our hearts and our communities: traditional athletic fields, playgrounds, boardwalks and beaches, fairgrounds, parklands, wading pools and outdoor rinks are where childhood memories are made. Their equipment and fixtures may have changed over time, but their value remains rooted in place, where experiences are shared and a sense of belonging created. 

For the young, and the young at heart, historic places made for play are all around us and ready to be enjoyed.  Heritage Day offers community groups and municipalities the chance to focus on their own historic places made for play.

Visit to download a print-ready version of our Heritage Day poster and for suggested Heritage Day activities.  

For further information contact:
Carolyn Quinn, Director of Communications
Telephone: 613-237-1066 ext. 229; Cell: 613-797-7206