Events


 Banting Legacy Week – 2016

Monday, November 7, 2016 – Saturday, November 12, 2016 

Celebrating the 125th birthday anniversary of Sir Frederick Banting
and the 95th anniversary of the discovery of insulin

Community Events at the Diabetes Management and Education Centre
Banting Homestead Heritage Park, 5116 Sir Frederick Banting Road, Alliston

Monday, Nov 7 – Flag Raising and Proclamation – 1:00 pm

Tuesday, Nov 8 – Tour and Learn – Public Open Hours – 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Friday, Nov 11  – Remember the Legacy – Public Open Hours – 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Saturday, Nov 12 – Family party – 11:30 am – 3:00 pm
celebrate Sir Fred’s birthday; enjoy the exhibits; get
informed; free ‘Big Blue’ glucose test, walk the Legacy Trail;
free refreshments; information packages

Community Events at the Gibson Centre, 63 Tupper Street, West, Alliston

Wednesday, Nov 9 – Annual Symposium – 8:30 am – 1:00 pm (pre-registration required)
5th Annual Banting Legacy Transition Symposium
Diabetes, Mental Health, & Youth in Transition – Continuing the Dialogue

Saturday, Nov 12 – ‘Go Blue for Breakfast’ – 9:00 am
Celebrate World Diabetes Day and the “Healthy Eating and Diabetes” 2014-16 world campaign
Tickets $7.00/person; Advance sales only; tickets available at Banting Homestead Heritage Park,
Paper moon Gallery, Barb’s Clothes Closet and The Gibson Centre, Alliston

For more information, please contact: kait@bantinglegacy.ca
or telephone: 705-435-0111


Family Day at the Banting Farm

5116 Sir Frederick Banting Road, Alliston

Saturday, September 24, 2016, Noon to 4:00 pm

Free Admission & Parking and barrier-free access to the buildings

Tour the Diabetes Management and Education Centre Exhibits
Learn how to protect yourself from the onset of Type 2 diabetes
Learn about Banting the medical hero, war hero, carver and artist
Walk the Legacy Trail
Enjoy the Town Crier and the visiting Magician
Get your face painted
BBQ (hot dogs) & More Kids fun

For more information, please contact: kait@bantinglegacy.ca
or telephone: 705-435-0111


Banting Legacy Week – 2015

94th anniversary of the discovery of insulin at the University of Toronto; 124th anniversary of Sir Frederick Banting’s birth

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Our second annual Banting Legacy Week celebration took place from Monday, November 9, 2015 to Saturday, November 14, 2015. This series of events represents an expansion of our long held tradition of celebrating the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting  on the Saturday closest to the actual date, November 14.

Monday, November 9, 2015
* 1:00 pm Flag raising Ceremony and reading of the Banting Legacy Week Proclamation.
Location: Diabetes Management and Education Centre, Banting Homestead Heritage Park

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
* 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Guided Tours of Exhibits
Location: Diabetes Management and Education Centre, Banting Homestead Heritage Park

Thursday, November 12, 2015
* 9:00 am Annual Banting Legacy Transition Lecture
2015 Lecture Poster M. Hahn

* 10:30 am Annual Banting Legacy Transition Symposium
2015 Symposium Invite & Registration
Location: The Gibson Centre, Alliston, Ontario

Saturday, November 14, 2015
* 9:00 am Go Blue for Breakfast
2015 Go Blue for breakfast Notice
– Presentation of awards to student Art Contest winners, 50+ years on Insulin Award, and other special recognition awards.
Location: The Gibson Centre

* 12:00 noon Banting day/World Diabetes Day Celebration
Location: Diabetes Management and Education Centre, Banting Homestead Heritage Park


 Banting Legacy Week – 2014

In 2014, the First Annual Banting Legacy Week took place at the Banting Homestead Heritage Park and the Gibson Centre, both in Alliston.  Traditionally, the legacy of Sir Frederick Banting has been celebrated on the Saturday closest to November 14; World Diabetes Day and Sir Fred’s birthday. In 2014, SFBLF decided to extend the celebrations to span an entire week, and introduced several new events to engage members of the community.

One of the new additions that is here to stay is the Banting Legacy Art Contest, designed to encourage students to embrace their artistic side while honouring Sir Frederick. Students from local schools submitted original works of art in both colour and black and white, to be judged by a panel of local artists. SFBLF looks forward to expanding this contest in 2015 and encourages any student wishing to participate to contact the Foundation for more information.

Banting Legacy Week kicked off on Monday, November 10, 2014. with a Flag Raising Ceremony where the official Sir Frederick Banting Legacy Foundation flag was raised by the Town of New Tecumseth’s Past Mayor Mike MacEachern. The ceremony was piped in by Rory MacKinnon and there were many members of the community in attendance.

On Tuesday, November 11, the Diabetes Management and Education Centre was open to the public and there was a special exhibit on Sir Frederick Banting’s career with the Canadian Armed Forces.

The 3rd Annual Banting Legacy Lecture took place on Wednesday, November 12 at the Gibson Centre in Alliston. This free lecture was open to the public and featured Shivani Goyal, a PhD Candidate from the University of Toronto who discussed new mobile technologies for self-management of diabetes. Following the Lecture, a group of medical professionals from Simcoe County participated in a Research Symposium, designed to identify the status of the transition issue in the area.

Regular Diabetes Management Classes were held on Thursday, November 13 at the Diabetes Management and Education Centre located at the Banting Homestead Heritage Park.

Friday, November 14 is celebrated around the Globe as World Diabetes Day, and is also Sir Frederick Banting’s birthday. The day was spent preparing for the Annual World Diabetes Day / Banting Day celebrations hosted by SFBLF on Saturday, November 15.

The First Annual ‘Go Blue for Breakfast,’ in support of the International Diabetes Federation’s ‘Healthy Living and Diabetes’ campaign for 2014-2016. The Globe Restaurant catered a healthy and delicious breakfast for the event, hosted in the Holmstrom Hall of the Gibson Centre in Alliston. Notable guests included Honourable Dr. Kellie Leitch, MP; members of the New Tecumseth Council including then-Mayor Mike MacEachern and Mayor-Elect Rick Milne.

We would like to thank the community for their outstanding support of Banting Legacy Week! 

BMHS Annual Walk

The students of Banting Memorial High School have participated in an annual walk to the Banting Homestead Heritage Park to raise funds for the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA). This walk, organized by Grade 12 students, engages students in this fundraiser by organizing the registration, mapping the route, setting up water stations along the route, and organizing a barbeque after the walk.

This event not only raises funds for the CDA, but also raises awareness of the importance of exercise in preventing Type 2 Diabetes.

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