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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

The Banner Program is Back

Saugeen Shores | by Megan Johnson  

The photos of Ernest John, Harvey McArthur and Rueben Plant will now line the street.

Local faces who were lost to wars of years past are again lining the streets of Saugeen Shores and Saugeen First Nation as Remembrance Day approaches.

This year there are three new banners added to the program, and in total 48 soldiers are honoured.

The names of Harvey McArthur - Port Elgin, Rueben Plant - Southampton and Ernest John - Southampton/Saugeen First Nation have now lined the streets.

Port Elgin banners remember 24 fallen soldiers from Saugeen Township and Port Elgin: 10 from WWII, 13 from WWI and 1 from the Boer War; Southampton will honour 24 fallen soldiers from Southampton and Saugeen First Nation, with 13 banners from WWII and 11 from WWI.

There are still more names on the cenotaph for which the Committee does not have available pictures to use in the creation of future banners. 

The Committee hopes that families will be able to provide pictures and may be willing to sponsor the banners remembering their family members.

The project is now in its third year and is orgnaized by the Town of Saugeen Shores Municipal Heritage Committee, in collaboration with the local Royal Canadian Legions.

Anyone wishing to get more information on this Saugeen Shores heritage initiative can contact the Town of Saugeen Shores’ Deputy Clerk Tracey Edwards at 519-832-2008 x105 or by email at

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