Friday, March 10, 2017

March meeting in Durham - Learn about Soldiers of the Soil

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. Durham
 100 years ago Canada was at war on the European front. Next month, Canadians will remember the contribution of Canadian soldiers at the Battle of Vimy Ridge. 

 The photo taken 5 October 1916 shows the Flesherton Greys WW1, 36 of them leaving for overseas with all their family members in the background. photo courtesy Brad Buckle

George Auer in his new book, Soldiers of the Soil: Grey County Goes to War, 1914 - 1918, provides a readable account of what was happening at home and abroad during those years with archival photographs and maps. Also included is a complete list of the war memorials and cenotaphs in Grey County, the war medals which were presented to Grey County soldiers, and the most complete Grey County Great War Honour Roll ever published, with the names of over 4,000 soldiers. 

Location: Knox United Church: Address: 236 Garafraxa Street North, Durham 

All are welcome 

photo below by Janet Iles

Priceville Cenotaph, Priceville, Ontario

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Learn about Chapman's Icecream at the February meeting following the potluck

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Potluck Lunch at 12:00 pm, meeting at 1:30 p.m. Markdale If coming for only the meeting, plan to arrive before 1:30 p.m.

Bring food to share and your dishes and cutlery. 

 In 1973 David and Penny Chapman purchased the former creamery in the Village of Markdale, and began to manufacture ice cream. They had four employees and two trucks; today the company has a fleet of sixty trucks and have had in a peak season a force of 700 workers. 

A devastating fire destroyed the main plant in September of 2009, and the new facility was opened one year later in September of 2010. Chapman’s is the largest independent ice cream manufacturer in Canada, at this time producing two hundred and sixty-four different varieties of frozen goodies! 

In October of 2015, Chapman’s Ice Cream donated One Million dollars to assist in the building of the Grey-Bruce Hospice in Owen Sound, to be appropriately named “Chapman House”. Ashley Chapman is the Vice-President of the Company. 

 Location: Cooke’s Presbyterian Church, 14 George Street, Markdale