Open Art Contest 3: "Along the Waterfront Trail"
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An Art Contest from Heritage Mississauga & ALFEW
We are inviting artists and photographers to capture an image along
the Waterfront Trail in Mississauga.
Completed artwork must be submitted at The Grange, offices of
Heritage Mississauga, no later than 4:00 pm on Friday, June 22,
2013. This is a juried art show and prizes will be awarded to the
winning entries. All the artworks will be part of the ALFEW show
"Along the Waterfront Trail", which will run from July 9, 2013 to
August 23, 2013 at The Grange. All works must be framed and ready
to be hanged, and a minimum 15x18 inches and no larger than 21x28.5
Capturing Mississauga's Heritage 2:
175th Anniversary of the Rebellion of 1837
We are inviting artists and photographers to walk in the footsteps
of history and to retrace and capture an image from the route of
William Lyon Mackenzie's escape following the failed Rebellion of
1837, 175 years ago in 2012! Mackenzie's flight from authorities
took him through historic Mississauga in late December of 1837,
following the rebel uprising at Montgomery's tavern. Mackenzie's
story, and the Rebellion of 1837, has become a famed part of Canada's
We are asking submitting artists to capture a scene along the route
that was taken by Mackenzie through Mississauga; a modern scene
or streetscape, nature, a historic house or setting, anything that
might strike your fancy and in any format that you wish.
Full details, including a map of Mackenzie's likely escape-route
through Mississauga, are here in this document [PDF] ...
Completed artwork must be submitted at
no later than
4:00 PM on Friday, June 8th, 2012.
Prizes will be awarded to the winning entries, and all entries will
be part of the ALFEW show "Celebrating Mississauga's Heritage 2:
The 175th Anniversary of the Rebellion of 1837", which runs from
June 19th, 2012 to August 24th, 2012. For more information on the
contest, Mackenzie's historic route of travel, sites along the
route, or information about the Rebellion of 1837, please contact
Details and fine-print
To enter the contest, artists must be members of
There is no contest entry fee.
All types of media accepted (pencil drawing; pen and ink drawing;
painting; photography; carving; sculpture; collage; weaving; macrame;
All submissions must connect to the route of Mackenzie's flight
through historic Mississauga (see map
Completed artwork must be submitted at
no later than 4:00 PM on Friday, June 8th, 2012.
Artwork to be hung must be a minimum 15 x 18 inches and no larger
than 21 x 28.5 inches (framed).
Stand alone artwork such as sculptures cannot be larger than 4 by
3 feet and must have a secure stand upon which they can be displayed
All submissions must be framed and wired for hanging (please contact
ALFEW for the appropriate types of frames) www.alfew.com
WLM: The Video #1
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WLM: A Brief History
William Lyon Mackenzie was a Canadian journalist, politician and
rebel leader born March 12, 1795 in Springfield, Angus, Scotland.
He emigrated to Canada in 1820. He died in Toronto, Canada August
A man of high principals and beliefs; iron will; unruly temperment;
relentless determination and strength of leadership, William Lyon
Mackenzie was enraged by the tight-knit old-boys club that was the
so-called "Family Compact" which ruled Canada during the early
1800s. He felt that immigrants were getting a raw deal and wanted
to see change. He used the power of the pen to let his opinions
be known, writing for various newspapers, and finally, founding his
own newspaper where he was free to vent.
Mackenzie became involved in politics in effort to further his goals
for reform in Upper Canada. He had many confrontations and made a
lot of enemies for his outspokeness. He also inspired a lot of loyal
followers, especially among the farmers.
Frustrated by his failure to force change through politics and
rheoric, Mackenzie decided that an armed rebelion was the only way
to wake up the powers that be of the time and get the message of
reform to England and the Queen.
That fast-forwards us to 1837. Both Lower Canada (Quebec) and Upper
Canada (Toronto region) were in a state of unrest at this time. In
Quebec there was outright insurrection against British rule, with
angry farmers attempting to overpower local government. These folks
were quelled by British troops. Meantime, Mackenzie was pushing
ahead with his own rebellion. Farmers of Upper Canada converted
their ploughshares into pikestaffs and rebel supporters were given
training. They were an enthusiastic, but motley crew, with few
among them having any military training.
Events came to a head December 7, 1837 - Mackenzie and his followers
gathered and stationed themselves in Montgomery's Tavern, located
at what is now known as Eglinton and Yonge, and from that point
they planned their coup. They would march down Yonge street and
capture the armoury,and overpower Lt/Governor Sir Francis Bond
Head and with him in custody they would negotiate with the British.
Due to poor coordination, lack of training, internal squabbling and
poorly thought out strategy, they lost the element of surprise, and
Sir Francis Bond Head was easily able to rally Loyalist troops to
defeat them. Thus, after a brave start, Mackenzies 1837 rebellion
was over in less than 15 minutes, Montgomery's Tavern was up in
flames and the rebels in flight.
It is the first three days and nights of the rebel's flight which
we are addressing in our contest.
Heritage Mississauga's contest page
Getting to The Grange