Local Events: The Last Blast at the Simcoe County Museum - Saturday, October 17th
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This coming Saturday, October 17th, the Simcoe County Museum (just North of Barrie, Ontario) and the Historical Construction Equipment Association of Canada (HCEA) presents their last event of the year - The Last Blast. The HCEA is "dedicated to the preservation and restoration of heavy construction equipment and the history of the people in the construction industry that helped to build Canada."
Here is more information from them on the event:
"Start your engines and head to the Simcoe County Museum for one of the largest displays of working historic construction equipment in Canada! The Simcoe County Museum and the Historical Construction Equipment Association of Canada present our annual Last Blast at the Simcoe County Museum on Saturday, October 17th, 2009. Ride out to the gravel pits on a people mover for a guided tour. See live demonstrations of steam powered equipment, vintage road building, rock crushing, grading, hoisting and much more. Wander through the displays of vintage tractors, classic trucks and other historic equipment set up around the Museum grounds. Each year we power up pieces of our heritage equipment for one last blast before the winter, and you are invited to come see it. This is a family event guaranteed to rev up the inner child in everyone!
Visitors are invited to spend the day, stroll through the Museum grounds and visit our permanent displays. The Friends of the Simcoe County Museum will be on site all day, serving delicious hot food at our refreshment stand. Event hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission rates are: Adult $4, Senior/Student $3.50, Child $2.50, Preschoolers free."
The museum is a little over an hour's drive from Toronto and is located at #1151 on Highway #26 a few minutes north of both Barrie and Highway 400. Take the Highway 26/27 exit on Highway 400 and go north.
Click on this link - LastBlast.pdf - to download their brochure.
Posting by Russ Milland; Pictures from the HCEA website.