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Town of St. Marys to commemorate 2023 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Posted on Friday, September 15, 2023 11:21 AM

Education and understanding remain focus for events

The Town of St. Marys will commemorate National Day for Truth and Reconciliation with a week of activities focused on healing and education.

Beginning on September 25, the St. Marys Museum will host an exhibit titled ‘Talking About Treaty 29’. The exhibit examines the creation of Treaty 29, also known as the Huron Tract Purchase of 1827. It also explores the history of treaties and how the ongoing rights and responsibilities impact the area now...

Upgrades underway at Rotary All Wheels Park

Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 09:21 AM

Park will remain open during construction

Upgrades to the Rotary All Wheels Park on James Street are officially underway.

Deputy Mayor Fern Pridham, members of the project steering committee and representatives from the Rotary Club of St. Marys gathered for a groundbreaking photo on Monday, September 11, 2023.

The group included Jean Rowcliffe, former Royal Family nanny and brothers Quin and Sully Bolton. Rowcliffe and the Boltons started the campaign to revamp the park in 2021.

To date, the group...

Tree Power returns to St. Marys!

Posted on Tuesday, September 05, 2023 09:33 AM

This media release was originally written and distributed by the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority and has been posted on its behalf. 

The Town of St. Marys and the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority (UTRCA) have once again partnered on St. Marys Tree Power to make native hardwood trees available and affordable for residents of St. Marys!

“We’re very pleased to bring this program back to our town this year as it was so well received in 2022,” said Morgan Dykstra, Public Works and...

Rotary All Wheels Park construction to begin this fall

Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2023 11:48 AM

Donations to fundraising campaign encouraged

Thanks to a group of dedicated volunteers and the support of those near and far, construction on the Rotary All Wheels Park is set to begin this fall.

Last year, former Royal Family nanny Jean Rowcliffe partnered with teens Quinn and Sully Bolton to launch a fundraising campaign to revamp and expand the skate park. The group has since secured $100,000 from the St. Marys Rotary Club, along with donations from supporters across the globe.

The money raised...

Five residents recognized for being “Strong As Stone”

Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2023 08:54 AM

When it comes to individuals willing to go the extra mile for others, St. Marys has them in spades.

At its meeting last week, Town Council recognized five residents for their selfless deeds as part of its “Strong as Stone” program. The program allows people to nominate those whose volunteer acts benefit the community.  

Among the group was Andrew Middleton, who delivered meals during the peak of the pandemic. He also assists with fundraisers for Camp Bimini and regularly drives others to and from...