The Remembrance Day events kick off at 10:00 tomorrow morning at Town Hall. The Military from CFB Kingston is executing the “Freedom of Village”, similar to July 1, 2017 when we celebrated the Sesquicentennial. They will stop at Town Hall and then march through the Village making their way to the Memorial Gates and Lockwood Park.
The plaque on the Memorial Gates, which was donated by the Women’s Institute in 1924 to recognize the local men who died in WWI, has been restored to it beautiful original condition by the National Wall of Remembrance Association. Its rededication begins at 10:20. Joining Paul Herlehy, who represents the families, will be Michael Barrett, MP and the Honourable Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing.
The Remembrance Day service follows the rededication.
Please join us and dress warm.
This afternoon I hosted a discussion about human sex trafficking in Leeds & Grenville. Approximately 100 people met to learn about this criminal activity from the OPP, Leeds and Grenville Victim Services and MPP Laurie Scott. The information is disturbing, the reality that it is going on in our part of Ontario is shocking – but this group of people – representing the public, NGOs, volunteer community groups, churches, social services, Upper Canada School Board, Brockville General hospital, the OPP, Brockville Police and the Mayors of North Grenville, Front of Young, Leeds and Thousand Islands, Township of Rideau Lakes and Merrickville-Wolford – offered their suggestions in three key areas : public education, prevention and intervention. Stay tuned – there is much more work to do.
We all committed to doing one thing in regards to public education – to tell 10 people. Hopefully this gets to more than 10 people, who will tell 10….
Many thanks to workshop presenters:
Sonya Jodoin, Victim Services Leeds & Grenville; MPP Steve Clark (Leeds & Grenville); MPP Laurie Scott (Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes, Brock); OPP Staff Sergeant Coyer Yateman