December 19, 2022 – Ontario Historical Society Award for Documentary

Graeme Bachiu, the Writer/Producer/Director of Canfield Roots, the Street family cemetery documentary, has been honored by the Ontario Historical Society (OHS) with the 2021/2022 President’s Award.  This prestigious award recognizes Mr. Bachiu’s “outstanding contribution to the preservation and promotion of Ontario’s History”, for his six-part documentary series, Canfield Roots .

The series highlights the Street family cemetery in Canfield, Ontario, which is the final resting place for William A. Harper’s grandparents, who escaped slavery in West Virginia, and their descendants – including William A. Harper’s mother, Charity Street Harper. The documentary is a continuing reminder of the historical significance of old cemeteries, and the importance of their preservation.

William A. Harper is highlighted in Episode 4 of the documentary. See Blog of May 24, 2022.

Congratulations Graeme! And thank you for including William A. Harper as a part of the story!