Colonel By Night added to 18th annual celebration

The Council of Heritage Organizations in Ottawa will be adding nighttime festivities to its Aug. 5 Colonel By Day celebration at the Bytown Museum.

Colonel By Night will feature two bilingual heritage talks, a silent auction, and evening festivities from 7 to 10 p.m.

Archaeologist Ian Badgley will offer a presentation entitled “Colonel John By’s Built Environment in its Historic Setting: A Pictorial Safari” and archaeologist Dr. Charles Dagneau will present “The Underwater Archaeology of the Rideau Canal.”

Prizes up for auction include a weekend stay for two at the Lord Elgin Hotel, massage treatments, and an evening at the Fairmont Château Laurier.

Admission to the nighttime festivities is $5 for adults and $15 for families.

This year’s daytime entertainment will feature family activities such as musketry, Scottish and Aboriginal Dancing, live music, and presentations by local heritage organizations, with the Celtic Cross Commemoration Ceremony taking place at 2 p.m.

Admission to Colonel By Day is free, as is admission to the Bytown Museum.