Lanark County is recognizing the cottage community with the Legacy Cottage Program this year.
“Canada’s 150th anniversary provides a great opportunity to honour those families who have been cottaging on Lanark County’s lakes and rivers for 50 years or more, some as long as 125 years,” said Warden Bill Dobson (Montague Reeve). “When the idea of a Legacy Cottage Program was presented to Lanark County Council, every municipality enthusiastically endorsed the idea.”
The program will recognize cottages that have been in families for 50, 75, 100, or 125 years with a Legacy Cottage designation. It is commemorative in nature, not an official designation.
“I’m thrilled that Tay Valley Township artist Franc van Oort graciously gave his permission to use one of his etchings for the Legacy Cottage plaque,” said Tay Valley Township Reeve Keith Kerr. “The moment you look at this etching, you’re taken to the cottage.”
Mr. van Oort is a cottager on Christie Lake. “I’m pleased to contribute my etching for this program,” he said.
The Legacy Cottage plaques will indicate whether the cottage has been in the same family for 50 years, 75 years, 100 years or 125 years and will be personalized with the cottage or family name recipients on their plaque. Recipients will be asked to pay $60 to cover the cost of their plaque.
The plaques will be presented to recipients in the summer of 2017.
For more information, call 613-267-5353 ext. 129 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.