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Local Author Donates Books to Museum to Honour Veterans

Posted on Thursday August 28, 2014

Local author, Elsie Hetherman wants to honour Pickering’s veterans, and donating copies of her book, Freedom 2 to Pickering Museum Village in time for their exhibit on WW1 is the perfect way. 

On Wednesday, August 27, Ms. Hetherman, alongside five veterans, Ross Ferguson, Raymond Sinclair, Pat Tranquada, Bill Wright and Joseph Reynolds, officially handed over a copy of Freedom 2 to Mayor Ryan in front of the Pickering Museum Village’s newest building acquisition, a craftsman cottage style home that will be restored to represent the WW1 years in Pickering. 

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Learn more about Pickering’s involvement in WW1 by stopping by the Pickering Museum Village to view the exhibit “Keeping the Home Fires Burning”, on now until August 31.


As the gateway to the east GTA, Pickering (population 94,000) is strategically located where Toronto, York and Durham Regions meet. An award-winning municipality, Pickering is slated for significant economic and residential growth; offering an unparalleled quality of life for those who live, work, and play here. Its dynamic City Centre has been designated by the Province of Ontario as both an Urban Growth Centre and Mobility Hub, and continues to evolve as a preferred destination for creative learning, memorable events, and unique experiences at the heart of a vibrant, connected, and engaged community.

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