Bruce County Documentary Comes Alive in May

This photo shows a pioneer family in the early days of Bruce County poling down the river on a raft.

A scene from the documentary showing a Bruce County pioneer family poling down the river

The history of Bruce County comes alive this spring with the release of a three-part documentary series featuring local people, scenes and input.

The NWMO was pleased to be one of many community partners supporting the development of this project. It was created as part of the non-profit Ontario Visual Heritage Project in partnership with Bruce County, Bruce County Historical Society, and in collaboration with the Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON).

The three, one-hour episodes will deal with the following time periods: up to 1850, 1850-1900 and 1900 to present. The series recognizes the land of Bruce County as the ancestral territory of SON and will cover Métis and European fur traders, fishermen and settlers, lumbering, farming, nuclear power, tourism and much more.

The documentary will be available for public viewing this May. Free copies of the series will be distributed to every school and library in Bruce County and there will be several public screenings. Its television debut on TVO is expected to follow in the spring/summer of 2018 (date to be confirmed).

A preview of the series is available here.