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0730 The Battle of Ridgeway took place in Niagara Region in 1866. It played a pivotal role in the creation of Canada as we know it. But few people know about the battle. Historian and author Peter Vronsky is trying to change that. He's the author of Ridgeway: The American Fenian Invasion and the 1866 Battle That Made Canada. He's taking part in a conference about the battle in the community of Ridgeway today (June 2). He joined Mary Ito to talk about it.
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You can learn more about Peter's book (it's published by Penguin) and the Ridgeway 146th Anniversary Battlefield Tour and Conference at the
Battle of Ridgeway website.

0800 Heritage architecture contributor Shannon Kyles came by to tell Mary about Queen Anne Revival architecture. It's an intricate and elegant collection of design cues that causes Queen Anne houses to stand out in their neighbourhoods.
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Shannon has documented the evolution of Queen Anne Revival in the Summer 2012 edition of Arabella Magazine.
There's more information about Queen Anne Revival architecture at the
Arabella Magazine website and also at Shannon's Ontario Architecture website.

0830 Wingham was where Lesley Pike spent her formative musicial years...before she went to Wilfred Laurier University for a degree in classical music. Then...she changed gears and became a pop musician. She's just released her latest album, Tug Of War. And she talked with Mary about her musical journey.
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Lesley's next live date is at the Sound of Music Festival in Burlington on June 9th.
Learn more about that show and Tug Of War at Lesley's