Monthly Archives: September 2010

Dresden Plate for Glencoe Arena

The Dresden Plate, Rick Sommer and Mayor Doug Reycraft

On Saturday September the 25, 2010 the Southwest Middlesex barn quilt project was launched at the 2010 Glencoe Fair.

The Your Wardsville community association  presented Southwest Middlesex-Glencoe with the Dresden Plate barn quilt block. This colourful block symbolizing friendship will be hung on the Glencoe Arena.

Southwest Middlesex and Your Wardsville hope that they can inspire other citizens of SWM to “get on the barn quilt trail” 

Barn Quilts of Southwest Middlesex

 

 

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Glencoe Arena home for Dresden Plate

On Saturday September the 25, 2010 the Southwest Middlesex barn quilt project was launched at the 2010 Glencoe Fair.

The Your Wardsville community association  presented Southwest Middlesex-Glencoe with the Dresden Plate barn quilt block. This colourful block symbolizing friendship will be hung on the Glencoe Arena.

Southwest Middlesex and Your Wardsville hope that they can inspire other citizens of SWM to “get on the barn quilt trail” 

Barn Quilts of Southwest Middlesex

The Dresden Plate, Rick Sommer and Mayor Doug Reycraft

 

Barn Quilt Video Created TODAY

Crocodile Productions has created the FIRST video for the Wardsville Barn Quilt Trail.

Wardsville Barn Quilt Tour Video

 New Wardsville residents Barbara Urbach and Gary VanOsch have “gotten on the barn quilt trail” and created a unique and catchy barn quilt video for the Wardsville Barn Quilt Trail. Their new home “the old Community Hall” is proving to be a great working space for this creative and ingenious couple.

Check out their website. They have other videos and are specializing in wedding videos as well.

On the October 5, 2010 “volunteer Thank-you meeting” Wardsville United Church, the couple will be show casing this video for people who do not have internet. Spread the word and let others know about the launch on October 5,2010 7 o`clock.

Thank-you Barb and Gary.

Great job!

Denise

Woodland Path

In the early 1780s, the stretch of land between Amherstburg and Delaware was little more than dense forest. Southwestern Ontario was not the thriving and inhabited area that we know so well. Very few people lived here and travel through the dense forest was limited.
The first people to traverse the dense forest were the native communities along the Thames River. They named the woods ‘Longwood’s’ and carved out a rough path through the forest. The Indian trail was hard to follow and traders often lost their way in the dense woods.  Imagine Skunk’s Misery 200 years ago!
Upon rumours of war in 1810, George Ward was asked by the British army to settle and construct an inn along the Longwood’s path. Construction of the inn required the clearing of timber and more traffic increasingly defined the path. By the time the war was in motion in 1812, the Longwood’s path was a key military route and steadily expanded in size and importance.

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Woodland Path proudly sponsored by City Centre Archives - Steven Bradley and Alicia Nelms

October 5th: Let’s celebrate some more.

Please come to the Wardsville United Church on October 5th at 7 p.m. to celebrate the Bicentennial and plan for the coming year.  We’ll show the pictures of the year so far.  And we’ll look at the contents of the time capsules to be put away for 100 years.

Ken Willis and Garnet Ward at Bicentennial celebration June 2010

Wardsville had a grand celebration in June.  There was a potluck in August. Next, Your Wardsville invites everyone to acknowledge our community spirit and volunteering.

What are we going to take on in 2011?  The Bicentennial of the War of 1812 – 1814 is imminent.  How can we be part of that?  Now that we have the barn quilts installed, what do we do with them?  CBC Radio is looking for the most special road in Ontario; isn’t it Highway 2?  The Municipalities of West Elgin and Southwest Middlesex are having an election; who is running on behalf of Wardsville and area?

As usual, there is lots to talk about.  For you solid supporters and committed volunteers, please attend. Your Wardsville has a presentation for you.

Todd Trojand,

President, Your Wardsville

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