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Banting Homestead Opens at Annual Banting Day/World Diabetes Day Event

Banting Homestead Opens at Annual

Banting Day/World Diabetes Day Event



Please join us for a double celebration at the Banting Homestead Heritage Park,

5116 Sir Frederick Banting Road, Alliston, Ontario, on Saturday, November 10th, 2012.


Help celebrate Banting Day/World Diabetes Day and the Official Opening of the newly restored Banting family farmhouse. Program will start at 2:00 pm with welcoming remarks by elected officials followed immediately by the ribbon cutting ceremony.


  • Explore: the main floor of the newly restored farmhouse. A selection of Dr. Banting’s paintings will be displayed, as well as artifacts related to his work and his family.


  • Learn: Videos and displays will explain the history of the farm, the farmhouse, Sir Frederick Banting and the remarkable discovery of insulin. Museum on the Boyne will add displays of historical interest.


  • Get tested: Our Diabetes Outreach Team partners from Stevenson Memorial Hospital 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 a fitness instructor, representatives of the Canadian Diabetes Association and pharma suppliers.


  • Have fun: Participate in the silent auction, enjoy music provided by the Alliston Concert Band and the Clans of Tecumseth.


The program will conclude at 5:00 pm with the lighting of the 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 Maureen Biegel at 705-435-7430


The Sir Frederick Banting Legacy Foundation is a dedicated team of volunteers

 committed to the dual mission of Fighting Diabetes and Preserving a Legacy.

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