Tuesday, May 14, 2013

John Ross Matheson Way

 The “50 Years of Our Flag” Committee coordinated the Street Naming Ceremony on May 13th.  The street in front of the United Counties of Leeds-Grenville Courthouse is now officially “John Ross Matheson Way”.

This is in recognition of the outstanding contributions of Judge Matheson to the region and to Canada. This initiative is to raise awareness of the history and significance of the birth of the Canadian flag and to commemorate the individuals who were instrumental in its inception. This is a key initiative to recognize John Ross Matheson as the Father of the Canadian flag and the City of Brockville as its birthplace. The naming of “John Ross Matheson Way” is one of the legacy projects that will forever link the birth of the flag with the City of Brockville.
John told me that he had been nervous about the event but was very pleased at how smoothly it had flowed. He and his family felt quite honoured.
The weather may have been chilly with cold northwesterly winds and turbulent stratocumulus but the long ranger forecast was right. 

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