South Glengarry celebrates 10-year milestone

South Glengarry celebrates 10-year milestone
South Glengarry celebrated its movers and shakers at the township's ninth annual Business & Community Awards banquet in 2014.

By Adam Brazeau 
CORNWALL, Ontario – In 2005, South Glengarry recognized it had become more than just a quaint rural township.

Fast-forward a decade later and they’ve still got plenty of successful businesses and outstanding community members to celebrate at their 10th annual awards gala.

The popular event will take place on Saturday, April 11 in the upstairs hall of the Char-Lan Recreation Centre.

Organizers chose the new location for the gala to showcase the hall’s recent renovations.

“The Business & Community Awards Gala recognizes the contributions and accomplishments of individuals, community groups and businesses in South Glengarry,” said Mayor Ian McLeod. “The Township is proud to recognize these individuals and establishments who contribute their time, energy and resources to the betterment of our community.”

In 2014, Sylvia Thomson was named Citizen of the Year.

The lifelong resident of SG devoted much of her time visiting hospitals, donating and delivering food, and providing transportation for medical appointments. For the better part of 50 years, Thomson was actively involved in leadership roles with the Martintown Horticultural Society, the Martintown Women’s Institute, and the United Church Women, among others.

Kelli Shaver, development & communications director with South Glengarry, said the first edition was spearheaded by MPP Jim McDonell (mayor at the time), Linda Wilson (former development & communications coordinator), and township clerk Marilyn Lebrun.

“We are thrilled to be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Gala this year,” said Shaver. “It has become a signature event for the Township – last year’s event was sold out and boasted record attendance.”

Nominations are currently being accepted for the following awards: Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Community Service Award, Excellence in Agriculture, and Youth Merit.

Forms are available to nominate a fellow community member via or at the Township office (6 Oak Street in Lancaster).

Deadline to submit an application is March 13.

Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at the Township office or by contacting 613-347-1166 ext. 264 or

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