My Canada, My Place
Projections in Nation Building
During Canada 150, the nation celebrated the various people who helped make Canada what it is today. When we talk about nation building, often the focus is put on the politicians and upper classes. While these people no doubt did much to contribute to the creation of Canada, Wyatt Heritage Properties Inc. decided to focus on the people whose stories are rarely told. My Canada, My Place: Projections in Nation Building was our Canada 150 project, an interactive projection program that acknowledged the role of the working class in the building of Canada. The stories of farmers, fishermen, carpenters, blacksmiths, pioneer women, indigenous peoples and working women were explored in this interactive project that toured around Summerside and the surrounding areas.
150 Years of the Summerside Fire Department
Celebrating the role of the fire department in Summerside
In partnership with the Summerside Fire Department the day of celebrations included a two person play interpreting the Great Fire of 1906 and a dramatic re-enactment. To illustrate, the Summerside Fire Department featured time period specific equipment at a mock fire meant to re-create the desperate circumstances and hopelessly inadequate resources with which the Great Fire of 1906 was battled. Celebrations included access to the “Into the Fire Exhibition” at the Summerside Armoury building, cake, live music, family entertainment and giveaways. This was an opportunity to see and learn about the early firemen’s trucks, pumper wagons and equipment at the Summerside Fire Department.