A bench to mark suicide prevention

A park bench is donated to Peacekeeper’s Park in Angus, ON. Present for the ribbon cutting ceremony is (from left to right) Terry Dowdall, Essa Township Mayor, Barb Jacklin, Simcoe County Suicide Awareness Council, Aleta Armstrong, Simcoe County Suicide Awareness Council, Sandi Macdonald, Essa Township Deputy Mayor, Keith White, Ward One councillor, Essa Township, Bernadette Copeland, Chair of the Simcoe County Suicide Awareness Council, Sheldon Walker, Simcoe County Suicide Awareness Council and Christine Kelsey, Simcoe County Suicide Awareness Council. Today in Canada 10 people will end their lives by suicide;…

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Bringing their faces into the light / Mettons leur visage en lumière

On the 10th anniversary of national Peacekeepers’ Day, hundreds gathered at Peacekeepers’ Park in Angus to express their sincere gratitude and remembrance of Canadian Peacekeepers both past and present. ‘Bringing their faces into the light,’ a sentiment echoed multiple times by former peacekeeper, Bob George, vice-president for the Central Ontario chapter of the Canadian Association of Veterans in United Nations Peacekeeping, during the often-emotional event. This message was in reflection of the new banners that adorned the pathway in the park, each one depicting and honouring the soldiers who perished…

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Flag dedication at the Farewell Gardens Park

Members of the community gather around the newly dedicated flag at the Farewell Gardens park in Angus, Ontario. On Saturday 30 June 2018, a special flag dedication was held at the Farewell Gardens Park, located at the corner of County Road 10 and Mill Street. Those in attendence were the Angus Horticultural Society, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 499 Angus, Essa Historical Society,  Angus Lions and Lioness, “Artisan Streetscapes” owners Cindy and John Purtill, past Essa Mayor David Guergis, present Essa Councillors Sandi Macdonald, Keith White and Ron Henderson. It was…

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