Castle Kilbride in Baden was the scene on Tuesday, August 1st when 150 recipients received recognition in the form of a medallion, a Canada 150 pin and a certificate. Two members of the Maryhill Historical Society – Mary Ann Stroh and Diane Strickler were among them, thanks to Maryhill Historical Society president Tom Schell and secretary Ken Hanson for putting forth their names. The people represented were in 15 distinctive categories for the Kitchener – Conestoga riding. Both Mary Ann and Diane received their recognition for their contributions under the Arts, Culture and Heritage designation.
There were 158 Canadian flags flying on the grounds of Castle Kilbride, one name of each soldier was on the wooden flagpole who was killed during the Afghanistan war.
Popcorn could be smelt throughout the grounds of Castle Kilbride and everyone was encouraged to enjoy a glass of lemonade.
The event began at 6 p.m. with everyone being ushered in by the bagpipes followed by words from the Town Crier. Welcoming remarks were given by Harold Albrecht MP and Michael Harris, MPP followed by the singing of “O Canada”. Wilmot Township Mayor Les Armstrong was emcee and introduced each of the recipients.