Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | October 25, 2015

Invitation to create Cornwall’s 150th anniversary of Canada Committee


scan0036Cornwall’s Centennial Committee members.  Seated:  from the left:  J.P. Donihee, Euclide Contant, Mayor Nicj Kaneb, Dr. J.A. Phillips, chairman, Jack Morris, vice chair, Ken W. Morgan, Sec., Jim Bredin.  Standing:  Alex Gilbert, Miss Laura Sabourin, Rev. George Clifford, Alderman Lionel Gauthier, Gerald Samson and Mrs. Bernice Payment.  Absent:  Warden Archibald MacDonell, P.V. Rudden, and Ron McNamara.

You are invited to an Open House at the Cornwall Community Museum on November 21st, from 1 pm to 3 pm, to help us form a committee to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation.

The Historical Society and the City have expressed interest. If you are proud of being Canadian and believe we should celebrate our country plan to attend the event at the museum on the 21st, or if you can’t attend but are interested email:

In 1967 Cornwall celebrated Confederation by staging a series of events throughout the year culminating in an Old Home Week.

The year;s events included a New Year’s Day Levee, a Centennial Pay by Cornwall Little Theatre, a dedication of the Centennial Fountain ( I wonder what happened to it?), the unveiling of a plaque to John Strachan, a Centennial Ball, Dominion Day Parade, a dedication of the Simon Fraser Centennial Library to list just a very few of the events and activities.


The Centennial Pet Parade in front of St. Columban’s Church.scan0038


Harold J. Tyo, president of the Centennial Beard Growing Club, winner of the best beard, dressed in the Centennial plaid.scan0039


Cornwall’s Centennial Quilt.

Remember the Open House on November 21st from 1 pm to 3 pm.  Information:  613 936-0842.

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