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Mayor's Levee 'slips in' under a freezing rain storm in Grey Highlands on Saturday

2020 Grey Highlands Mayor's Levee

The cake-cutting ceremony is video-recorded by library staffer Greg Haug as (left to right) Deputy Mayor Aakash Desai, Mayor Paul McQueen, Joan and Tom Magee with Councillors Paul Allen and Danielle Valiquette pose for the camera.


BY SOUTHGREY.CA STAFF — While a messy mix of rain and freezing rain outside threatened to shut down the event, the Grey Highlands Mayor, Councillors and community members gathering in the Flesherton Public Library for the annual Mayor's Levee on Saturday, January 11.

During the afternoon, attendees watched a video-compilation of the year's local community events, created for and shown on the Grey Highlands Cultural Network. The mayor ushered in the New Year with many well-received updates of housing developments, recent Foodland and Tim Hortons construction and progress on Markdale school and hospital projects.

Unfortunately, a free skate at the Flesherton Arena, was cancelled due to the weather. All other municipal buildings were also eventually closed as ice accumulated on roads and parking lots throughout the day, making travel dangerous and road maintenance difficult.

A small crowd braved the elements to witness Tom and Joan Magee accept a certificate recognizing their 51 years of service to the community through the Love Committee, flanked by Deputy Mayor Aakash Desai and Mayor Paul McQueen.

Food bank donations were accepted and after an entertaining presentation, the crowd dispersed and left for the safety of their warm abodes.


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Updated March 12, 2020.

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