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Haunted Mississauga

HAUNTED MISSISSAUGA HERITAGE TOUR is Heritage Mississauga’s annual tradition. Taking place this year on Saturday October 5, at the Riverwood Conservancy, the Haunted Mississauga Heritage Tour takes you on a guided walk around specific (and appropriately spooky) areas of the city. Haunted Mississauga began back in 2002 with a special lecture featuring late author Terry Boyle (who wrote Haunted Ontario). The initial event’s popularity spurred the creation of the tours, which now feature costumed actors portraying people and events from the past.

Haunted Mississauga 2019 – The Story

This year our story is set in 1919, in connection with the 100th anniversary of the building of Riverwood, the Parker-Chappell House. In our story Ida and Percy Parker are hosting a grand social gathering with friends from high society, and a Liberal fundraiser for would-be Liberal party leader and friend William Lyon Mackenzie King. Guests include Senator Frank O’Connor, William Donald Ross, Lorrie Dunington-Grubb, Isabel Fasken, J.P. Bickell, Sir John Hendrie, Francous-Louis Lessard, and many others, who will be discussing politics, business, class and the scandals of the day.

Visitors will be taken on guided tours of the property and have a chance to interact with actors portraying people from the past in a highly entertaining, improvisational evening of live history!

WHEN
Saturday October 5, 2019
Evening Tours: 7:00 p.m (tour is full) ., 7:20 p.m.(tour is full), 7:40 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 8:20 p.m., 8:40 p.m., 9:00 p.m.

Additional tours may be added if necessary.

 

WHERE

The Riverwood Conservancy
4150 Riverwood Park Ln
Mississauga, ON L5C 2S7

ABOUT HAUNTED 2018
The 17th annual Haunted Mississauga evening took place on Saturday, October 20th, 2018 at Benares Historic House in Clarkson. The evening was themed on a First World War Victory Party, and visitors were treated to stories from our past, featuring in-character actors portraying people from our past.In our story visitors had the opportunity to “meet” many people from our city’s past, as they are portrayed by our volunteer cast of actors. The actors are each given a factual biography of the person, a background on their life and times based on the historical information that we have, and the actors are then asked to “become” that person for the evening. They do so respectfully, and with humour, but also try to stay true to the storyline of the evening. However, nothing is scripted and all of the actors’ interactions, with each other, with the tour guides, and with the audience, is live improvisational theatre!

Haunted Mississauga would not happen each and every year without the support and enthusiasm of our “Spirit Team”. Thank you Heather Boden, Phil Booker Sr., Greg Carraro, Yvonne Carraro, Lindsay Doren, Gord Fergusson, Merri Fergusson, Scott Foster, Jayme Gaspar, Les Gaspar, Bryan Ho, Bert Jagoda, Max Jagoda, Olga Kalynowysh, Meghan Mackintosh, Denise Mahoney, Nicole Mair, Scott Mair, Fran Murphy, Kelly Ralston, Tammy Ralston, William Ramalheiro, Becky Rusk, Cameron Scott, Rob Smol, Rob Stanczyk, Hope Wickett, Amy Wilkinson, Matthew Wilkinson, Paula Wubbenhorst and Joe Zammit.

Special thank you to our event partners:  the Museums of Mississauga and Thompson’s Company (2nd Regiment of York Re-enactment Company). This evening would not be possible without their support!

Are you interested in participating in future Haunted Mississauga events? Please contact Heritage Mississauga for more information. No experience necessary!

Contact info@heritagemississauga.org or 905-828-8411 ext. 0 for more information.

Haunted Poster 2019 August 1
William Lyon Mackenzie King with the Parker Family at Riverwood, 1929

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