On November 10, 2013 a most important commemoration will be observed along the shores of Hoople’s Creek in South Stormont, that being the Bicentennial of the Battle of Hoople’s Creek.
American Forces under General Wilkinson had moved by boat from Sackets’s Harbour in Upper New York State to just above Cornwall, which at that time was a major military stores location.
It is a documented fact that a wagon train of 150 commandeered wagons began taking the all important stores north from Cornwall to St. Andrews, to Martintown and thence to Coteau de Lac.
In order to keep the Americans at bay during the removal of stores, British Regulars, Stormont and Glengarry militiamen were sent to the Hoople’s Creek area where they engaged the enemy at what is now referred to as “The Battle of Hoople’s Creek”.
This military engagement also served to provide General Morrison, at his headquarters on the farm of John Crysler just east of Morrisburg, time to plan the battle which was to occur the next day on the Crysler, Hanes, Fetterly and neighbouring farms.
On Tuesday, November 15th, retired SD&G Highlanders Colonel William Shearing will speak to the Chesterville & District Historical Society at their regular meeting about the Battle of Hoople’s Creek as well as his successful endeavour to have signage as near as possible to the actual site of the battle erected.
The meeting will be held at the Chesterville Heritage Centre at 14 Victoria Street in Chesterville. It is open to the public and will begin at 7:30 p.m. with Col. Shearing speaking soon thereafter.
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This mixed breed lad is about three years old and has a beautiful brownish red colour. His stay at the shelter is beginning to stretch out, mainly because he obviously has some hound in him. However, looks can be deceiving and in this case are. Like all dogs, this poor guy is just looking for someone to love him, so that he can love them back. He has impressed everyone at the shelter with how well behaved and good natured he is and how much he wants to please. According to the shelter he is “one of the best behaved dogs to be at the shelter in a very long time.”
For information please call the South Dundas Animal Shelter at 613-543-2980. There are no adoption charges, however, donations of food or cash (used to purchase food) are needed. Donations of food, cash, bedding etc. from the public are also appreciated. New!!! Monetary donations can be made directly to the Municipality of South Dundas, 4296 Cty. Rd. 31, P.O. Box 160, Williamsburg ON K0C 2H0. They can also be dropped off at the municipal office or the Morrisburg Animal Hospital. Cheques MUST be ADDRESSED to the Township of South Dundas (NOT to the Shelter), but clearly marked for the “shelter”. Donations of $20 or more will receive tax receipts.
The Morrisburg & District Lions Duck Race was once again a big hit on Sunday, August 4, down at the Morrisburg Beach: but when it comes to star power, the five dogs who pulled prize winning ducks from the water were the true champs of the day. All 1,200 duck tickets were sold, and the Lions will use the funds raised for community activities and to support the five, $500 bursaries given to Seaway DH School grads. With the Leos keeping the ducks corralled on the water, the five dogs leaped in, and each brought out a duck. Winners were Ted Harriman, 5th, $100 Rileys Valu-mart gift certificate, Kim Morrow, 4th, $100 Canadian Tire gift certificate, Brenda King, 3rd, $100 Giant Tiger gift certificate, Sharon Goddard, 2nd ($200) and 1st prize winner ($500), Bonnie Garlough and duck, Rocket. From the left are Robin Locke and Finnegan, Leanne Casselman and Katie, Juli Strader and Cocoa, Jim Martin and Addison and Wendy Graham with Floyd. Holding the Lions banner are (l-r) organizers, Lions Judy Charette and Tracey Veinotte, who thanked the community for its support. As MC Janeen Wagemans said, “Not one duck was injured in this event.” And a good time was had by all.