It was a celebration of biking and bikers at Gillard’s Chip Wagon & Dairy Bar on Thursday, August 16, when the Gillard family held a special night for bikers of all ages. “This night was a chance for us to give back to bikers for supporting our regular Thursday Bike Nights for the last three years,” said Sheila Gillard, eldest daughter of owners Patty and Dennis Gillard. “On a normal Thursday evening, we get between 60-120 bikers dropping in during the good weather,” said Patty Gillard. “but tonight we expect well over 200 to arrive and join us for free coffee, donuts, finger foods and beverages. These are great people, and we count them as friends for life. Word of mouth has brought bikers from Cornwall, Brockville, local areas and the United States to our stop. This Appreciation Night is our thank you.” Above are just some of the early arrivals at Gillard’s. In the inset, proving a love of biking runs in the family, are (l-r) Sheila Gillard, Kayla Gillard and grandfather John Beehler, who rides a 2009 Harley-Davidson Tri-Glide.
The most prestigious of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal presentation ceremonies was held, February 6, at Roy Thompson Hall in Toronto, and among the guests was Iroquois resident John Ross, founder of Ross Video.
At the Diamond Jubilee Gala, hosted by The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, members of the Order of Canada, residing in Ontario, were presented with their Diamond Jubilee Medals.
“What a wonderful experience,” said Ross. “This was my first experience to be among such a very distinguished group, who were all receiving the medals for a variety of accomplishments in various fields.”
Of the event, Ross said, “It couldn’t have been done better.”
The event drew to a close Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee Year, as February 6, 2013 was the 61st anniversary of The Queen’s accession to the Throne.
A number of prominent Canadians acted as medal presenters. Ross was presented his medal by Jian Ghomeshi.
Some of the other medal presenters included Ken Dryden, Dan Akroyd, Paul Henderson, Tommy Hunter, Elizabeth Manley, Valerie Pringle, George Stromboulopoulos and Brian Williams.
Peter Mansbridge was master of ceremonies for the event, and Ross enjoyed having the opportunity to talk to Mansbridge. “We have a lot in common,” said Ross of their CBC affiliations, Order of Canada honours, and career starts in Manitoba.
A pre-recorded Message from Prince Charles was played at the event, and there was also a link to Chris Hadfield in the International Space Station.
The entertainment line-up for the evening was star-studded including Michael Burgess, Liona Boyd and Tom Cochrane.
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Iroquois honoured a key battle in the War of 1812 during a day long re-enactment and commemoration at the Point on Saturday, November 9. November 7, 1813, 200 members of the Dundas Militia took on 1,200 American troops on route to Montreal. The Canadians were unable to attack in force at Point Iroquois, but they kept up sniper fire until the American troops halted their march and attempted to wipe out the Canadian defenders under the command of Captain Michael Ault.