Monday, October 31, 2016

Stittsville Cenotaph

In Stittsville, Ontario, off Stittsville Main Street, west of Warner-Colpitts Lane, the Stittsville Cenotaph stands in front of the Johnny Leroux (Stittsville) Arena.




IN HONOUR OF ALL THOSE

WHO PAID THE SUPREME SACRIFICE

FOR THEIR COUNTRY


IN MEMORY OF ALL THOSE

WHO SERVED IN THE DEFENCE

OF THEIR COUNTRY







Saturday, October 29, 2016

Renfrew 150th Anniversary Time Capsule

So far as I can gather, Renfrew, Ontario has two time capsules. The 150th Anniversary time capsule that will be opened in 2033 occupies a place just west of the McDougall Mill Museum on Arthur Avenue.



1858  2008
TOWN OF
RENFREW


150TH ANNIVERSARY

TIME CAPSULE
OPENING 2033




Thursday, October 27, 2016

Sir Francis Hincks at Renfrew Plaque

In Renfrew, Ontario on the southeast corner of Albert Street and Bruce Street the plaque for Sir Francis Hincks at Renfrew stands close by and inside the chain link fence near home base of a baseball diamond.




SIR FRANCIS HINCKS AT RENFREW

Premier of the Province of Canada 1851-1854, Governor of
Barbados 1856-1862, and British Guiana 1862-1865, Hincks
was born in Cork, Ireland, in 1803, settled in Upper Canada in
1832, and was elected to the Assembly in 1841. He was prominent
in the Reform campaign for Responsible Government and
was a keen advocate of railway building. While Finance Minister,
1869-1873, Hincks framed the Bank Act of 1871 which laid
the foundation of Canada's baning system. In 1853 he purchased
property here, laid out a subdivision and provided land
for building mills at the Second Chute of the Bonnechère River.
Twice elected a Member for Renfrew, 1854 and 1869, he donated
land for a public square. In 1874 he settled in Montreal, where
he died in 1885.

Erected by the Ontario Heritage Foundation,
Ministry of Culture and Recreation





Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Peter Henderson Memorial

In Renfrew, Ontario, a memorial honours Peter Henderson, World War II veteran, prisoner of war and first director of the McDougall Mill Museum. The memorial occupies a prominent place in front of the McDougall Mill Museum between Arthur Avenue and the Bonnechère River.







In memory of

Peter Henderson

DIRECTOR
1926-2002



Sunday, October 23, 2016

433 Wing Anniversary Tree

In Renfrew Ontario, the RCAF Memorial Park lies west of Baldwin Street on the coast of the Bonnechere River. In the park near the Fallen Airmen Cenotaph stands the 433 Wing Anniversary Tree.



R. C. A. F. A.
433 "Champlain" Wing
Renfrew, Ontario
60th Anniversary
1954-2014


(Royal Canadian Air Force Association)


Friday, October 21, 2016

The Renfrew Millioaires Plaque

This deals with hockey more than money. In Renfrew, Ontario in Ma-Te-Way Park on the east side of Ma-Te-Way Park Drive the Renfrew Millionaires plaque occupies the front wall of the Ma-Tw-Way Activity Center to the left of the main door.




THE RENFREW "MILLIONAIRES"
«LES MILLIONIRES» DE RENFREW


Local tycoon M.M. O'Brien launched a bid
to brin the Stanley Cup to Renfrew in
1910 by offering hockey stars like Lester
and Frank Patrick and "Cyclone" Taylor
extravagant salaries to play for the
Renfrew Creamery Kings. The team was
quickly nicknamed the "Millionaires".
That season they played thrilling games
against Cobalt, Haileybury, Ottawa and
Montreal teams, but Renfrew's hopes were
dashed when the Montreal Wanderers took
the cup. After the First World War, the
emergence of the National Hockey League
signalled an end to small-town participation
in big-league hockey.

M.J. O'Brien, industriel local, tente de
ramener la Coupe Stanley à Renfrew en
1910. Il offre des salaires microbolants
à des vedettes du honckey - Lester et
Frank Patrick, et « Cyclone » Taylor -
pour joindre l'équipe des Creamery Kings,
bientôt surnommée les « Millionaires ».
Cette année-là, les matchs contre Cobalt,
Haileybury, Ottawa et Montréal sont
sensationnels, mais les espoirs de
Renfre s'effondrent lorsque les Wanderers
de Montréal remportent la Coupe. Après
la Première Guerre mondiale, les débuts
de la Ligue nationale de hockey marquent
la fin de la participation des petites villes
aux ligues majeures.


Ontarion Heritage Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario
Fondation du patrimoine ontarien, un organisme du gouvernement de l'Ontario


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Renfrew Millennium Committee Time Capsule

Of the two time capsules in Renfrew, Ontario, the Renfrew Millennium Committee Time Capsule occupies a place in the gazebo on the grounds of the Renfrew Town Hall on the northeast corner of Raglan Street South and Railway Avenue.




Town of Renfrew
Millennium Committee
to be opened
2050