Town beautification, Beyond the Garden Gate
There has been a lot of beautification activity here in Tillsonburg this year due to the financial generosity and commitment of a number of individuals and organizations. I would like to recognize these contributions.
The 12 large planters on Broadway are the result of the financial donations from Tillsonburg service clubs. Many of you who are reading this letter are members of the Knights of Columbus, the Tillsonburg Kinsmen and Tillsonburg Kinette Clubs, or the Rotary Club of Tillsonburg who all generously provided funding. Additional contributions from the Tillsonburg Horticultural Society and Tillsonburg Garden Gate Ltd., have made it possible for everyone in the town to enjoy a lovely floral display.
On July 8, the “Beyond the Garden Gate” tour was a great success on a picture-perfect summer day. This was a joint effort between the Station Arts Centre and the Tillsonburg Horticultural Society. Many thanks to the homeowners who opened their gardens for viewing. Thank you to those who purchased tickets for the tour and a big thank you to the Station Arts Centre for lending their expertise and efforts to ensure that the day would be a successful one. And I can’t forget to thank the many volunteers and artisans who also contributed to this event.
Lastly, I would like to thank the Town of Tillsonburg for supporting an enhanced beautification program so that select municipal parks and parkettes are showing at their best. Thank you to Parks & Recreation management and staff for their hard work.
Many volunteers from the Tillsonburg Horticultural Society nurture and maintain a number of gardens in Tillsonburg. I hope you have an opportunity to view and enjoy them at Annandale National Historic Site, on Library Lane, at the Livingston Centre, the Royal Canadian Legion, the Tillsonburg Senior Centre, the Station Arts Centre, and at Woodingford Lodge.
President, Tillsonburg Horticultural Society
Tip of the hat to hosting NHL 100 in Tillsonburg
A Tip of the Hat, a Pat on the Back, and Congratulations to those responsible for bringing NHL 100 to Tillsonburg, August 10-12.
Take a bow Colin Campbell, the Tillsonburg Kinsmen Club, and their great support people who successfully "pulled off" one of the great athletic events in the town's athletic history.
Since our arrival in Tillsonburg in 1963, I count four terrific athletic events that have occurred in the town's history - now, there are five.
The other four are: the Tillsonburg Livvies of Canadian basketball fame, the International Track and Field Meets at Annandale's all-weather track, the Canadian Senior Men's Baseball Championships at the Community Centre, and the OFSAA (Ontario Secondary School) Wrestling Championships held at the Tillsonburg Event Centre.
Now we've hosted a fifth event and we should be grateful and proud of its success and those responsible for it.
Of the other three centres hosting this event, Kenora's Hometown Hockey, Honda-Indy Toronto, and Banff's 100th Anniversary, per capita, Tillsonburg's was considered to be the most successful.
Nice going Tillsonburg - we're proud!