Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Heritage Seminars - Aurora

The Town of Aurora’s Heritage Advisory Committee is pleased to present


Saturday, November 20, 2010

10 a.m to 3 p.m.

Church Street School (Aurora Cultural Centre)

22 Church Street, Aurora

Join us for two seminars with Christopher Cooper, Editor-in-Chief of Edifi ce Old Home Magazine:


Save Money by Learning How to Keep Your Old House Warmer and More Energy Effi cient

(10 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

One of the biggest complaints from owners of older homes is that it is cold. Every year, character

defining elements are removed from historic houses in the name of energy effi ciency, costing Canadians

billions of dollars and destroying the historic and valuable original fabric of the house. Most common

problems can be remedied for only a few dollars, all it takes is education to fi nd out how these houses

work and how to perform simple tasks to make them more livable in their original condition.


How to Repair Your Old Wood Windows

(1 p.m. - 3 p.m.)

The most important element on your historic house is the character-defi ning wood windows. Each

design style in the 19th century celebrated a unique window design. This workshop will teach you how

to remove the window from its frame and restore the frame and sash using hig-tech epoxies for rotted

and deteriorated sections. Learn to remove old putty, strip the window of its paint, re-install glass and

re-putty. When you are fi nished this workshop, you will walk away understanding how important

your wood windows are, as well as their superiority in character and insulating qualities over thermal

replacement windows.


$20 per seminar or $30 for both seminars


To learn more, please contact Mai Al Nabhan at 905-727-3123 ext. 4351

To register and purchase tickets, please contact Karen Pyziak at 905-727-3123 ext. 4340

Payment: Cash or cheques only please.

Spaces are limited! Pre-register today!

Learn how to save money

and preserve your old


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