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Henderson Plaque On The Move?

Kincardine | by John Divinski  

Notice of motion to discuss relocation of plaque celebrating local hockey legend.

If you've ever visited the Kincardine Hospital site, have you ever noticed the plaque celebrating the birthplace of hockey legend Paul Henderson?

Kincardine Mayor Anne Eadie feels the plaque needs to be moved so it can be enjoyed by more.

In a Notice of Motion on April 15th, Mayor Eadie believes the plaque is not getting the appreciation it deserves at the hospital site.

Eadie says it's located there because Henderson was born enroute to the hospital from Point Clark.

Henderson, of course, went on to become etched in hockey history when he scored the winning goal in the deciding game of the 1972 Canada-Soviet Hockey Summit.

Eadie says she doesn't know where the plaque should be but not at the hospital

She says people go into the hospital because they're sick or they're visiting someone and stopping to admire an historical plaque is not on their lists of things to do.

The plaque tells the story of Henderson's birth, along with an artist's rendition of the sleigh he was brought in to the hospital and an additional drawing, celebrating his iconic goal.

Kincardine council will discuss the Notice of Motion on May 6th.

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