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Committee seeks volunteers for Shawville’s 150th anniversary

Brett Thoms
Shawville October 5, 2022
The committee preparing celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of Shawville’s incorporation held its first meeting last Wednesday.
The purpose of the committee is to prepare and organize events celebrating the century and a half of Shawville’s official existence.
While only a few turned out, including Shawville councillor Katie Sharpe, Shawville Mayor Bill McCleary, Susan McCleary, Jill Mcbane and Scott Campbell, the meeting lasted over an hour and included discussions about a variety of potential events that would be held over the year to mark the event.
Part of the discussion focused on making events already celebrated by the town like the Shawville Winter Carnival and Canada Day while new events like a tea party or a harvest supper were also proposed. An emphasis was also put on ideas for fundraising for the event.
Other ideas included a guided tour of Shawville, a coordinated flower decoration competition, and a display on the history of Shawville, among other proposals.
The members of the committee also hope to recruit representatives from organizations around Shawville like the Lions Club and the Ag society, though much of that is still to be determined.
“We’re going to promote it as everything bigger and better,” said Sharpe, who led the meeting, about how they are going to approach the year’s worth of events.
Sharpe emphasized that they are willing to hear ideas from anyone who wants to participate. Anyone wanting to join or share their ideas can contact Scott Campbell at the Shawville town hall at 819-647-2979 or


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