Councillor for Ward 4, Highlands East
Update: November 2017

Things are relatively quiet in Highlands East this month, as most community organizations gear up for events and celebrations in December, and many local residents and cottagers participate in the hunt. We have been pleased to receive over half a dozen completed applications for our new private roads grant this month from local road associations maintaining cottage access roads. As of now, $3,673.00 has been distributed to associations through the program, and we expect more applications to be completed by the end of this year.

The only public event in my calendar for this month is our annual Remembrance Day Ceremony which our Wilberforce Legion will lead at the Wilberforce War Memorial on November the 11th, beginning shortly before 11:00. Please attend if you can. Something some of you may not know, is that while the mural “of the train” on the  Fire Department wall in town does show that the IB&O railway serviced our village in the past, the mural is actually a depiction of the moment that a Wilberforce man, who had been listed as
missing in action in WW2 and was imprisoned in a Japanese prison camp, returned to the village well after the war ended and disembarked from the train.

Next month will be a busy one. Please mark your calendar and keep us company for the following celebrations and good works:
The “Fill the Cruiser” Food Drive with our local OPP at Wilberforce Foodland on Saturday December 9th from 11:00 to 3:00.
The Wilberforce Santa Claus Parade and Christmas Party on Sunday December 10th .  Parade starting at 12:30.
The Essonville Church nondenominational Christmas Service on December 17th starting at 7:00 (come early to get a seat) .
And the free Community Christmas Dinner at the Lloyd Watson Center on Christmas Day.  
All the Best of the Season to you.