Community News from St. Marys and area.

Brian Dundas receives Paul Harris Fellowship Award

The highest honour in Rotary By Pat Payton STRATFORD – St. Marys resident and business owner Brian Dundas was one of four people specially honoured by the Festival City Rotary Club of Stratford here Tuesday, May 28 for contributions to the community. Assistant District Governor Dianne Yundt presented Paul Harris Fellowships, the highest honour in…

Parks passes now available for checkout at the Library

Cardholders can enjoy a day at an Upper Thames conservation area or Ontario provincial park Libraries across the country are changing and diversifying services and St. Marys Public Library is no exception. In an effort to continue offering new and exciting services, the Library has added parks passes to its growing list of available resources.…

Spring has Sprung – visit the 22nd annual Garden Fair

The colourful Garden Fair hosts another fundraising event sponsored by the St. Marys Horticultural Society on Saturday, June 1st. For its 22 years the event has been held at the historical Milt Dunnell Field on Water Street North, alongside the picturesque Thames River. There you will find numerous varieties of plants and garden items presented…

Opening weekend of the St. Marys Farmers’ Market

By Stewart Grant Megan and Sean Brode, managers of the 2019 St. Marys Farmers’ Market, reported to the Independent that they were very pleased with the market’s first week. “Our opening market was excellent. Though we aren’t sure on exact attendance numbers, what we can say is that most of our vendors were sold out…

20 on the Trestle held Saturday May 18th

Pictured are some of the original members of the organizing committee that was instrumental in the construction of the Grand Trunk Trail 20 years ago. L to R Diane Strathdee, Carol Robinson-Todd, Gwen Bestard, Bob Sass, Pamela Zabel, Jean Hewitt and in front Tony Reynen. Photos by Nancy Bickell Mayor Al Strathdee and Piper, Les…