Volunteer Service Award 2017

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. 

A Big CONGRATULATIONS to the Communities in Bloom Committee

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 and love of Southwold! Special thanks to the members of the Southwold History Committee and Chair, Ross Burgar, for researching, sharing and spotlighting the heritage of our Township!

Southwold's Features in Local Guides

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. Great Lakes Farms goes beyond your typical farm experience by offering a cafe with fresh baked goods, a play area for the kids, wagon rides, corn maze and wedding and party venue rentals. 

Southwold Visits the Capital

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 exhibit to tell the stories of early settlers of the township and to virtually educate viewers about how to set up the land and build shelter as though they are the families in the stories.

Southwold by Tractor- A Short Film

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 Fingal Wildlife Centre. Gord and Brenda Longhurst met us at the gate and Gord took us on an interesting tour of the property.

Tell us about your internet service and help us build "broadbend of everyone."

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 funding and support SWIFT in achieving its goals of building “broadband for everyone.”

Thank You Southwold Volunteer Firefighters

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 reality.

 Hydro One approval was obtained, the money was raised and our Fire Chief suggested that he approach his volunteer firefighters about installing the flags on the hydro poles.

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