Doug Gilmour in Cornwall next week as part of $10k presentation to city

Doug Gilmour in Cornwall next week as part of $10k presentation to city
Doug Gilmour is flanked by Shoeless Joe's co-owners Bobbi Latour and Mike Graham.

CORNWALL, Ontario – A former Cornwall Royals star who also has his name engraved on the Stanley Cup, (and the foreheads of Toronto Maple Leaf fans) will be in the city next week.

Doug Gilmour will be on hand for a $10,000 presentation to the city to help with the costs of painting a centre line on Cornwall’s recreation/bike path.

The presentation takes place Jan. 28 at 7 p.m.

The money comes from restaurant Shoeless Joe’s Sports Grill and its “If Your Team Wins, Your Community Wins” promotion.

“This generous prize of $10,000 from Shoeless Joe’s Sports Grill will help to support an important recreation facility in our community,” said Christine Lefebvre, the city’s parks and recreation manager. “The city would like to thank all of the teams who participated and made this win possible.”

Cornwall came in second place in the promotion, collecting a total of 29,235.04 points, earning itself $10,000 to go towards a local community refresh project.

Working closely with Mayor Leslie O’Shaughnessy, Shoeless Joe’s and the city decided that the funds will go towards painting a centre line throughout the recreational bike path system.

Cornwall’s recreational path is one of the city’s most popular recreation assets and one of the busiest, with cyclists, pedestrians, joggers, in-line skaters and many others making use of the path on a regular basis. This new centre line will help keep traffic in order.

Gilmour will be dining with a local team that helped secure the win for Cornwall by eating at Shoeless Joe’s.

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