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Maryhill Historical Society AGM 2018

2018 His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety Annu­al Gen­er­al Meet­ing



Heritage Day, September 23, 2018

Winners of the Lottery:

1st prize:   $200.00 Ron Lorentz, Kitch­en­er
2nd prize: $100.00 gift card E.B. Games:  Cindy Uhrig, Bloom­ing­dale
3rd prize:  $100.00 Patri­cia Lehman, Cam­bridge
4th prize:  $ 50.00 Earl Haid, Mary­hill
5th prize:   $50.00 Sandy Shantz, Elmi­ra


Thank you so much to our gen­er­ous donors 

Ariss Golf Club Jen­nifer Lang
Arte­facts Sal­vage & Design LCBO
Diane Beitz Clive Lewis
Beitz Horse & Car­riage Ser­vice LP Land­scape Plus, Ariss
Bel­gian Nurs­ery Tony Manci­ni
Sharon Carter Mar­ket Fresh, Guelph
Char­coal Groups Cares Mar­t­in’s Garage, St. Jacobs
DNR Indus­tries Mary­hill Golf Course
E.B. Games Mary­hill His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety Board Mem­bers
Adam Fos­ter Mos­bor­ough Coun­try Mar­ket
Fran­nie’s Restau­rant Car­ol Neu­mann
Fred Drexler Green­house & Nurs­ery Helen Pea­cock
Green­way Nurs­ery Frank Rid­er
Joan & Earl Haid Tom Schell
Home Hard­ware, St. Jacobs Diane Strick­ler
Ken & Pat Han­son Mary Ann Stroh
George Isley Tillich’s Nurs­ery
JMH Auto Sales & Ser­vice Inc. TSC Store, St. Jacobs
Kalo­ra Inte­ri­ors Frances Vegh
Doug Keller Voisin Auto, Mary­hill
Lin­da Kennedy Lee Ann Wet­zel
Ken & Sheila Kurtz Elmer &  Karen Zettle


The Tour of the Way­side Cross­es and Land­mark of the First Mass,

the Lun­cheon, and Awards Pre­sen­ta­tions

History Award 2018

George Isley, Cameron Rebe­lo

Cameron Rebe­lo earns Mary­hill His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety Award — ObserverX­tra


Canada Day 2018



Waterloo Regional Heritage Awards 2018


                                             Pho­to by John Glass

Waterloo Regional Heritage Awards

Mem­bers receive hon­ours

This year the Water­loo His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety and the Water­loo Region­al Her­itage Foun­da­tion com­bined their annu­al meet­ings on 12 May at the Water­loo Region­al Muse­um

The Water­loo Region­al Her­itage Foun­da­tion awards were  hand­ed out as part of the Water­loo His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety’s meet­ing in the after­noon.    Con­grat­u­la­tions to  Mary­hill His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety mem­bers Stephanie Mas­sel and Diane Strick­ler who received spe­cial awards.

Stephanie’s Award of Excel­lence was for her many years of ser­vice on the board of the Water­loo Region­al Her­itage Foun­da­tion, and for her advo­ca­cy work on her­itage issues with the KW Asso­ci­a­tion of Real Estate Agents and the City of Kitch­en­er’s plan­ning poli­cies.

Diane received the Dr. Jean Steck­le Award. This award  is for excel­lence in her­itage edu­ca­tion and  is pre­sent­ed to an indi­vid­ual who has demon­strat­ed lead­er­ship in her­itage edu­ca­tion through teach­ing, writ­ing or by exam­ple, and who has encour­aged and men­tored oth­ers in the under­stand­ing and appre­ci­a­tion of the nat­ur­al or cul­tur­al her­itage of Water­loo Region.

Con­grat­u­la­tions Stephanie and Diane!

Read the com­plete arti­cle at https://observerxtra.com/2018/05/17/waterloo-historical-society-and-waterloo-regional-heritage-foundation-team-up/

Maryhill Historical Society 40th Anniversary/Heritage Day 2017

The Mary­hill His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety cel­e­brat­ed its 40th Anniver­sary on Sun­day, Sep­tem­ber 24, 2017 with Mass at St. Boni­face Church, a Cav­al­cade to Way­side Cross­es and Shrines fol­lowed with a won­der­ful  lunch.  After lunch awards and acknowl­edge­ments were pre­sent­ed  to mem­bers who cel­e­brat­ed their 50th and 60th wed­ding anniver­saries and 80th birth­days and for spe­cial work in the com­mu­ni­ty.

The Raf­fle and Silent Auc­tion fund rais­er was a suc­cess.  The Mary­hill His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety great­ly thanks the many donors for their gen­er­ous sup­port.


A Huge “Thank You” to our gen­er­ous donors.

A&W,  St. Jacobs Kalo­ra Inte­ri­ors
Amy Schell Ken & Sheila Kurtz
Arte­facts Sal­vage & Design Ken Han­son
Bob Hal­ibur­ton Linde Cana­da
Brad Huck Lisa Zettel
Car­ol Neu­mann Mar­lene Bruck­hardt
Con­nie Brohman Mar­tins Garage
Dai­ly Grill Restau­rant Mary Ann & Earl Stroh
Dan­ny & Diane Strick­ler Mary­hill K of C
DNR Indus­tries Ltd. Mary­hill Maple
EB Games Per­fect Touch Mas­sage Ther­a­py
Eco Cafe Reds, Whites & Brews
Elmer & Karen Zettel Rick Lawrence Pho­tog­ra­phy
FYi Doc­tors Rick Weber, Mar­t­in’s Small Engines
George Isley Robert Brown Glass
Grif­fin Mechan­i­cal The Schell Fam­i­ly
Hamel Brooms Stone Crock Restau­rant
Home Hard­ware, St. Jacobs Town & Coun­try Fenc­ing
Hunt­ley O’Ha­gan Finan­cial TSC, St. Jacobs
Jean Fromm Tyler Grif­fin
Jean Keller Tyler Thomp­son
Jeff & Helen Pea­cock Ves­lo Fam­i­ly Restau­rant
Joan & Earl Haid Welling­ton Motors

 MHS 40th Anniver­sary 2017  Snap­shots of the Day


Cultural/Heritage Landscapes in Woolwich/Wellesley Township

Study hopes to identify cultural heritage landscapes in Woolwich, Wellesley

NEWS Aug 02, 2017 by Anam Latif  Water­loo Region Record

WATERLOO REGION — From rolling farm­land to scenic riv­er views, the town­ships of Wool­wich and Welles­ley are rich land­scapes with plen­ty to offer.

Two Uni­ver­si­ty of Water­loo stu­dents hope to iden­ti­fy some of these pic­turesque rur­al scenes as poten­tial cul­tur­al her­itage land­scapes with a new study, and they want your help.

We’re tak­ing a ground-up approach by ask­ing the com­mu­ni­ty first rather than using expert opin­ion,” said Chris DeGeer, a grad­u­ate plan­ning stu­dent work­ing on the project.

Cul­tur­al her­itage land­scapes are essen­tial­ly geo­graph­i­cal areas that have impor­tance or sig­nif­i­cance to a com­mu­ni­ty. Maybe an area has unique nat­ur­al scenery, per­haps it’s the par­tic­u­lar flo­ra or fau­na present there that makes it valu­able, or maybe it has his­tor­i­cal sig­nif­i­cance, DeGeer said.

The def­i­n­i­tion of a land­scape is dif­fer­ent to dif­fer­ent peo­ple.”

When munic­i­pal­i­ties inves­ti­gate a spot for pos­si­ble des­ig­na­tion, they tend to fol­low a set of guide­lines. Near­by res­i­dents are part of the process, but that part usu­al­ly comes after an area is iden­ti­fied by munic­i­pal staff.

This study will add an extra lay­er of aca­d­e­m­ic research to exist­ing tools,” said Kate Hager­man, super­vi­sor of cul­tur­al her­itage at the Region of Water­loo.

Unlike des­ig­nat­ing a his­toric struc­ture, a cul­tur­al her­itage land­scape des­ig­na­tion is quite dif­fer­ent because of the many mean­ings a land­scape can have for the com­mu­ni­ty.

It’s an inter­est­ing exer­cise,” Hager­man said. “How do you put a bound­ary around a land­scape?”

The pic­turesque vil­lage of West Mon­trose is the only des­ig­nat­ed cul­tur­al her­itage land­scape that cur­rent­ly exists in both town­ships. The team of researchers, her­itage advo­cates and munic­i­pal staff hopes to pin­point some more.

Link to the Sur­vey:  https://culturalheritagelandscapes2017.wordpress.com/

Canada 150 Awards 2017


Award Cita­tion Cana­da 150



Mary Ann Stroh — Cana­da 150 award Diane Strick­ler ‑Cana­da 150 award


 Canada Day 2017



2017 History Award Winner

The win­ner of the Mary­hill His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety His­to­ry Award  for 2017 is Alex Zettel.    The award was pre­sent­ed to Alex by MHS Pres­i­dent, Tom Schell.







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