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2019 Heritage Conservation Award Winner in Saugeen Shores

Saugeen Shores | by John Divinski  

Bill Streeter accepts recognition.

Bill Streeter (c) accepts 2019 Heritage Conservation Award from Saugeen Shores Mayor Luke Charbonneau and Municipal Heritage Committee Chair Joyce Johnston.  

A Saugeen Shores resident who can tell a story of the past without ever looking at a note, is the winner of the 2019 Heritage Conservation Award.

The announcement was made at Monday's Saugeen Shores Committee of the Whole meeting.

Southampton's Bill Streeter graciously accepted his award from the Municipal Heritage Committee and broke into yet another story of residents of the past and their families.....and yes, without looking at a note.

Streeter says he's humbled by the award stating when he sees the names that went before him he's glad he could add his small effort, recognized by many as significant over the years.

If you've seen the Commemorative Remembrance Day banners that fly from the poles at this time of year, you can thank Streeter for the investigation of those brave men who fought for Canada.

48 banners have been developed and Streeter continues to locate photos on the remaining 33 soldiers from the area.

He says he gets emails and notes from across the country thanking him for the work he has done researching loved ones long forgotten.

Streeter says his latest project, is a plaque that will salute the Ladies in Uniform who enlisted as nursing sisters and other non-combat roles.

He says he researching 17 ladies' stories and pictures to highlight on a future plaque.

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