St Marys Ontario - Photos and happenings in this Southwestern Ontario Canada town

Friday, June 29, 2007

Arthur Meighen Statue

Arthur MeighenThe Arthur Meighen Statue in Lind Park, Church St. was spray-painted with graffiti for the second time this past week.

Arthur Meighen was the 9th Prime Minister of Canada and attended St Marys Collegiate Institute when it was located at the Arthur Meighen P.S.

Arthur Meighen Statue, St Marys OntarioIn 1968 Montreal sculptor Marcel Braitstein was commissioned to produce the statue to be erected in Ottawa. It remained in a warehouse for almost 20 years until it was brought to St Marys in 1987.

The paint has now been removed and to discourage further spray-painting the surrounding trees, the most attractive feature of the statue, will be cut back.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Morris Dancing

St Marys Morris DancersMorris dance teams from the United States and Canada, including the local St Marys Quarry Girls, will be performing this Sunday, June 10 from 10 am to noon on Water Street outside of Damen's Restaurant. Each team will be dance individually and there will also be a massed dance.

From 1:30 pm until 4 pm the dancers will be performing at in downtown Stratford. The final dance exhibition by the teams will be outside the Stratford Festival Theatre doors from 4:30pm to 5pm.

For photos from 2005 see St Marys Ontario Morris Dancing

Friday, June 01, 2007

St Marys Garden Fair

The Flats, St Marys Ontario26 vendors will be at the free St Marys Garden Fair to be held tomorrow at the Flats from 8:30am until 1:00pm. It is the 10th year the St Marys Horticultural Society is holding the fair. 15 per cent of sales will go to the Society which plants and maintains 12 flower beds around town.