Summer … I’m so happy you’ve arrived!

Although it seemed like a long, cold and wet spring in Huron/Perth, it was likely no different than any other. Now, I’m ready for sandals and sun, barbecues and beach days, and trying out my Mother’s Day gift – a new paddleboard! I hope you are able to take some time for yourself this summer and really enjoy every article in this issue. I think you’ll enjoy the variety and depth of the articles we have for you.

Susan Qureshi and Constance Russo outline the need for hospice palliative care in Huron and Perth counties, and also discuss the many different ways people can volunteer with these local organizations. Not everyone deals with dying people and their families, skill-sets that include fundraising, cooking, cleaning, bookkeeping, etc., are required.

Prohibition in the late-19th and early-20th Centuries is something we often see in the movies, but do you know what life was like in Huron and Perth counties during these times? Elizabeth French-Gibson, Senior Curator at the Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol, writes an interesting story based on the Museum’s temporary exhibit ‘Huron County: The Dry Years.’

Our ‘If These Walls Could Talk…’ feature looks at the life of Perth County’s own Prime Minister, Arthur Meighen, who served two terms as Canada’s most powerful Parliamentarian.

These are just a few of the many interesting articles in this issue, so enjoy!

So bask in every moment this summer and take advantage of all it has to offer, whether it’s day trips with family, solitary time on the beach or trails, taking in local events, volunteering, or even working.  Take the time to relax or set out on an adventure – whatever summer looks like for you – and enjoy this amazing time of year, because winter will be back before we know it.

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