Banting legacy grows with opening of Heritage Exhibit building
World Diabetes Day and Banting Day scheduled for this Saturday will
mark the 92nd anniversary of the discovery of insulin, and locally, the
official opening of the Heritage Exhibit building will be celebrated as
well at Banting Homestead Heritage Park (BHHP) -
5116 Sir Frederick Banting Road, Alliston, from 2 pm to 5 pm.
The heritage building is the latest addition to the evolving Diabetes
Management and Information Centre complex. Program will start at 2:00
pm with welcoming remarks by elected officials followed immediately by
the ribbon cutting ceremony.
Explore: The exhibit venues include paintings, prints and
artifacts, created by or relating to, Sir Frederick Banting, Nobel
Laureate, war hero, inventor.
Learn: The exhibit themes include Diabetes
Prevention, Discovery of Insulin, Banting the Artist, Writer, War Hero.
Get tested: Our Diabetes Outreach Team partners from
Stevenson Memorial Hospital/Southlake Regional Health Centre will be on
hand conducting the Big Blue Test. Have a free test of your blood sugar
on the spot.
Be informed: Good health advice and diabetes information
will be provided by representatives of the Canadian Diabetes
Association, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and pharmaceutical
Have fun: Participate in the silent auction, enjoy musical
entertainment by our guest choir and piper and free refreshments. Help
us say, 'Happy Birthday', to Sir Frederick Banting.
The program will conclude at 5 pm with the lighting of the historic
farmhouse in blue. Join us in support of the International Diabetes
Federation and hundreds of countries and organizations around the world
who are conducting special events and lighting buildings, monuments,
bridges and other venues in 'blue' to raise awareness of diabetes and
to honour Sir Frederick Banting.
For information, please contact Ralph Jones at 705-434-1867. The
Diabetes Management and Education Centre complex provides barrier-free
access and there is convenient parking on the site.