2017 executive with a Canada 150 flag

Members of the Wellington County Historical Society board, elected at the annual general meeting on June 5, 2017. Left to right: Ron Hattle, Helen Aitken, Ev Robson, Ian Easterbrook, Bev Henderson, Kathy Bouma, Willa Wick and Cindi Rabstein. Absent from photo: Judy Howard.

The guest speaker at the AGM was Elske deGroot, photographer.  Elske presented visuals (slide presentation and framed photographs) and spoke on the disappearing barns in rural Ontario’s landscape.  Her objective was to photograph as many barns as possible before they fall down or are torn down.

Elske deGroot

Writers Contest – Award Winners 2017 Topic ‘Canada’s 150th – What It Means To Me’

Back row: 1st place - adult category – Silvana Sangiuliano, Belwood. Front row (L-R): Jonah Doupe, Belwood – 3rd place –Youth categary ; Joshua Doupe, Belwood – 1st place – Youth category; and presenter Willa Wick.
Heather Gregory, Rockwood receiving her 2nd place (adult) certificate from presenter Willa Wick.
Caroline Sealey, Alma, receiving her 3rd place (adult) certificate from presenter Willa Wick.
Kate Wadsworth, Elora receiving her 2nd place (youth) certificate from presenter Willa Wick.