Summer Employment Opportunities for Students

The Summer Employment Opportunities (SEO) program provides up to 5,000 students with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience through supervised summer employment in the Ontario Public Service.

These positions enable students across the province to gain valuable work experience and develop skills which are transferable to the labour market. Positions for summer 2017 will be posted on January 3, 2017 with six different closing dates between January 17 and March 28.

Mayor Jones Elected Warden of Elgin County

An exerpt from the St. Thomas Times Journal

Grant Jones was acclaimed Warden of Elgin County at a session of Elgin County Council held on December 6, 2016. 

Jones was elected to Southwold Council in 2003 and again as Deputy Mayor in 2010. He was elected Mayor of Southwold in 2014. This is Warden Jones' first full term on Elgin County Council. He first served on Council in 2014 in the absence of then Southwold Mayor James McIntyre.

Jones has represented Elgin County on the Elgin Economic Development Advisory Group and the Social/Entertainment Committee.

Gone by Not Forgotten!

Most of our Southwold Township residents are familiar with the former RCAF N0.4 Bombing and Gunnery School just west of Fingal now the home of the Fingal Wildlife Management Area.
What many residents do not realize is that this facility is still used about 6 times a year by volunteers from the London Civil Air Search and Rescue Association in conjunction with aircraft from RCAF Trenton for training for real emergencies.

2015 and 2016 Volunteer Service Award Recipients

SS#12 Fingal School Alunmi and Don Miller

Thank you to all of the many volunteers and individuals it takes to make a Community! The Township of Southwold is very proud of the events and committees where volunteers are the key ingredient.
Congratulations to the SS#12 Fingal School Alumni and Don Miller for receiving Volunteer Service Awards at our Volunteer Recognition Awards Ceremony held on November 3rd , 2016 at the Keystone Complex!

2015 and 2016 Distinguished Citizen Award Recipients

Grant Jones, Shirley Longhurst , Brenda Longhurst, Gord Longhurst

Southwold loves our volunteers! Thank you to all of the many volunteers and individuals it takes to make our community better!
Congratulations to Shirley Longhurst and Brenda and Gord Longhurst for receiving Distinguished Citizen Awards our Volunteer Recognition Awards Ceremony held on November 3rd, 2016 at the Keystone Complex!
Shirley Longhurst is pictured below with Mayor Grant Jones.
Brenda and Gord Longhurst are pictured below with Mayor Grant Jones.

Volunteer Fire Fighters Receive Years of Service Awards

Volunteer Fire Fighters and Mayor Grant Jones

Southwold loves and appreciates our volunteer firefighters! Thank you for your dedicated service to protect and educate our residents! You are making a difference in our community!
Recipients at November 3rd, 2016 Volunteer Appreciation Award Ceremony include:
5 Year Service Award Recipients - Rene Coenen, Jason Ellul, Brian Fife, Bryan Jensen, Tim Lumani and Steve Simpson;
10 Year Service Award Recipients - Jesse Brown and Bart Ketelaars;
15 Year Service Award Recipients - Jus...tin Pennings, Trevor Kirk, Trevor Pennings and Barry Smith.

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