Michelle Lackey, Mayor Jones, Joe McKinnon

 Congratulations to Michelle Lackey and Joe McKinnon receipients of the Distinguished Citizen Award for 2017.  The Township would like to thank Michelle and Joe for all the work they have done with Shedden Soccer over the years.


Congratulations to the Shedden Agricultural Society, receipients of the Volunteer Service Award for 2017. Receiving the award with Mayor Jones are from  left to right, Shirley Longhurst, Don Miller, Carl Smith, Mayor Jones, Wilma Williams and Paul Berdan. The Township would like to thank the Ag Society for all their hard work with the Shedden Fair. 

Southwold was awarded a PERFECT number of blooms for 2017 Communities in Bloom;5 BLOOMS out of 5, with a special mention for heritage!... To top it off, Southwold also was the winner of 2 criteria awards: Urban Forestry & Trails and Youth Participation. Many thanks the members of the Southwold Communities in Bloom Committee and Chair, Valerie Cron, for your dedication, hard work, donations...

Savour Elgin Culinary Guide 2017/2018 

Page 5 of the updated Culinary Guide features Great Lakes Farms, a Southwold family farm specializing in high quality fruits. Strawberries, pears, pumpkins, peaches and apples are all available purchase in the market or head to the field to pick your own....

Calling all student photographers and videographers! Read below for details and benefits of this exciting chance to volunteer and capture valuable moments at our local events to show future visitors what our township is all about! 


Elgin County Warden/Southwold Mayor Grant Jones, Communities in Bloom Chair Valerie Cron, their spouses, and area Southwold residents took a trip to Ottawa this past weekend to take part in Canada 150 celebrations as well as witness the grand opening of the brand new Canadian History Hall that opened to the public at the Canadian Museum of History. Southwold was featured in this interactive...

Lots of old tractors, A beautiful day, two very interesting Stops, two excellent meals and three deserving trophy winners. If you have any interest in tractors this was a great day.
Our first job was to get everyone registered which began at 7:30AM and was handled by Josie and our daughter Joanne.
22 vintage tractors left the Keystone Complex sharply at 9.30 AM to drive to the...

Tell us about your Internet service - and help us build #broadbandforeveryone!

To connect everyone as effectively and efficiently as possible, we’re collecting information about how residents, farms, businesses and public sector organizations currently use of internet across the region. This information will help us determine where we will invest our...

A message from Deputy Mayor Ian Chard: 

Last fall, our Communities in Bloom Committee reccomended to Council that we approve the idea of putting up 200 new Canadian flags throughout the township as part of our Canada 150 celebrations, plus the 50 or so already put up in Shedden and Fingal. 

Following Councils unanimous approval, CIB got busy fund raising to make this idea a...

Congratulations to our 2017 recipient of the Senior of the Year Award, Pat Temple!