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July 06, 2022

Canada Day Breakfast a huge success

Volunteers at the Friends of South Grey Museum Breakfast.

BY THE FRIENDS OF SOUTH GREY MUSEUM — Organizers of the recent Canada Day breakfast in Flesherton were delighted to play host to an estimated attendance of 150 adults and children. Visitors to the Kinplex breakfast site were in good form and there were many signs of their pride in being Canadians. Welcoming those attending were members of the Friends of the South Grey Museum, with the added presence of museum board member Emmett Ferguson, and museum curator Peter Whitehead.

Canada Day Breakfast picnickers

The large turnout, though mainly from Flesherton, Markdale, Eugenia, Priceville, and Ceylon, was expanded throughout the morning when visitors from more distant centres arrived — one fellow having driven up from Brampton to join in the festivities. Cooperation from the Municipality of Grey Highlands had made possible a grouping of picnic tables, enabling some of the early birds to eat outside before showers arrived. But those attending largely opted to enjoy their breakfast indoors at tables with colourful centrepieces sporting a cluster of Canadian flags. The convivial tone of the morning was obvious and celebrants simply beamed with delight, as once again they were part of a large sociable gathering, even when all waffles and all strawberries had been consumed.

Melanie Rosen

In attendance before the morning came to a close, were Mayor Paul McQueen and his wife Cindy; Councillor Dane Nielsen and his family; and Councillor Tom Allwood. A bonus to the 2022 Canada Day festivities was the participation of Melanie Rosen of Kimberley. Ms. Rosen, a former therapeutic clown practitioner previously associated with Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children, was a hit with visitors and residents alike. The Friends are already looking forward to next year and by greatly increasing their purchase of waffles and berries, they expect to meet the needs of an even bigger crowd of Canada Day 2023 celebrants.


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