Rosemary Teed | Nov 30, 2016
We have a tremendous project planned for Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation next year. As part of our Sesquicentennial Project our colour themes for the Community Planter boxes will be red and white. We hope all local gardeners who plant flowers next spring, to enjoy for the summer season, will do the same. Just imagine our Community at large in a bounty of red and white flower beds and containers. It is a significant and visual way to show everyone driving into our Townships of North Frontenac and Addington Highlands that we know how to celebrate 2017, such a special year for Canada. Most important, we are asking all you readers to set aside June 24th 2017 so you can attend the annual opening of the Pioneer Museum in Cloyne, beside the Barrie Township Hall, for a very special unveiling of an Art Installation completed by our Land O’Lakes Garden Club members, in recognition of Canada’s 150th. We appreciate the help and support of the Historical Society Board in this undertaking, who have so kindly agreed to display our art work on the Museum. This project has involved many volunteers and a tremendous amount of work and a great deal of learning for all those who have participated. Under the guidance of our Co chair Lynn Oborne we feel we have created an Art Installation that the Community will be proud of. We are all excited for you to come out and see our handiwork. Canada’s 150th Anniversary is a once in a lifetime opportunity to connect with one another, to celebrate our accomplishments as a nation, our diversity and common interests and engage as a community in a conversation of our vision for the future. We look forward to you attending along with your friends and neighbours to view this Art Installation that we hope will be enjoyed by the entire Community. We have also commissioned a local artisan, Ken Chatson, to create a tribute piece on our behalf for the Community. Please mark June 24, 2017 as a special day on your calendar and come out to meet your friends and neighbours at the event.