||June 14, 2012
Chisholm Centennial Celebrated
has several Centennial events on its agenda for 2012 but the main event took
place Saturday June 2 at the Township Office and the Public Works Department.
The 25th anniversary of the Chisholm Volunteer Fire Department
coincided with the Centennial and was celebrated on the same day.
The Saturday Event
There was a
large turnout for the June 2 event in spite of some occasional drizzle..
A large tent set up in the office parking lot was used for displays of antique
tools, family histories. Local musicians entertained.
Township Office and Council Chambers provided additional space for other
displays and lunch. The fire department attached to the office provided space
for Fire Department displays and activities. The Friends of
the OPP from their Museum in
along with the firefighters provided lots of activity for the guests.
Callander Legion Pipe Band and Chisholm Fire Department and some
guests preparing for the official opening of Centennial event.
Callander Legion Pipe Band played a short concert
and led the firefighters and guests to the newly established beautification
project at the front of the office for opening ceremonies. The firemen unveiled
a new flag and flagpole along with a relocated unique antique piece of fire
Teresa Miller and Chair of the Centennial Committee was MC of the event and
Mayor Leo Jobin brought greetings. M.P. Jay
Aspin also brought greetings from the government.
The Town Crier Hugh Smith read a proclamation and Peggy Smith the Township’s
Poet Laureate read a special Centennial poem. After lunch a beautiful memorial
stone cairn was dedicated.
The Cairn Project
Hughes Masonry with Dad Brad and brother Kirk volunteered to build a memorial
cairn with a brass plate celebrating the Centennial. It was built with
volunteer supplies from several businesses and donations from families.
Miller introducing the Rev. Teresa Jones (R) for the dedication of the
Memorial Cairn. Shane Hughes the mason (L), The
Town Crier Hugh Smith, Mayor Leo
Jobin and MP Jay Aspin.
Jones provided a beautiful interactive dedication ceremony for the cairn which
will be a permanent memorial of the Centennial.
volunteers helped make the day a success. The Chisholm Bus Line provided a
shuttle bus from parking at the Public Works Yard and a volunteer driver made
many trips to the main event. A fine display of antique cars and tractors drew
crowds to the Public Works Department.
Centennial Book and Pins
History of Chisholm Township has been prepared and has sold well as has a
beautiful Centennial pin. Both are available at the
Township Office and at the Country Market Store on
Alderdale Road. ($3 each).
The Fire Department 25th
Springs Golf Course was the site of a June 2 evening of food, music, and
recognition. Gifts for Fire Department members, including
watches for 5 original members were provided. Various dignitaries
including MPP Vic Fideli were present. The Swamp
Donkeys entertained for the evening. All in all a memorable
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