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Pioneer Days

A History Display Featuring the 75 Years of our Society’s Growth in the Community

Saturday June 28th a public display of our history books, trophies, awards & some historical articles will be set up in the Coronation Hall as part of the Pioneer Days celebrations. We will display our trophies, history books, memorabilia, and the awards we have received.
The archive committee under the direction of Ruth Arndt and Carol Mitchell has preserved our history.
These items will be available for viewing during and after the pancake breakfast on Saturday.

A Dedication of the Two Original, Custom Made Art Pieces now in Village Gardens

Please join us at the Coronation Hall, on Sat June 28th at approximately 12:00 noon, following the Lioness pancake breakfast. We will be hosting a ceremony of dedication for our two new garden art structures. This will be followed by a garden party with cake and lemonade!

The Obelisk: Last November, an Obelisk was mounted in the centre of the garden in front of the LCBO. This one-of-a-kind artistic creation was designed and constructed by Dave Huitson of Iron with a Twist. This sculpture has a historical component incorporated into the structure. The maple leaves were salvaged from ironwork that was removed from an historic bridge over the Pigeon River on King St in Omemee.
As part of the June 28th dedication ceremony, this art piece will be dedicated to 75 Years of Volunteerism, – remembering the volunteers, past and present, who have donated thousands of hours over the years, with the goal of beautifying the village of Omemee.

The Iron Tree Sculpture: This one-of-a-kind art piece is an 8 foot twisted iron tree, featuring 19 maple leaves honouring the 19 presidents who served over our 75 year history. It was also designed and created by Dave Huitson using the sculptured steel and highlighting the maple leaves, and also salvaged from panels from the historic bridge.
This artistic creation should appear in the Coronation Hall Garden in early June.

Following the dedication we will have a cake cutting ceremony, and cake and refreshments will be served, in a garden party setting, at the Coronation Hall.

Note: The historic leaves from the bridge can also be found featured on panels at the ends of the current bridge and on the garden art panels in the Legion Memorial Garden.

 

More about our 75th Anniversary…

 

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