Tag Archives: 1976

1976 Agricultural Tour — Mary Cook News Archives

1976 Agricultural Tour  — Mary Cook News Archives




In April of 2019 I was honoured to take an agricultural tour and I am pleased to see they have been going on for a long time. I look forward to this years..:)




The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
03 Sep 1976, Fri  •  Page 2


“You Can’t Ship a Tractor with Soil” but…. Photos of The Lanark Federation of Agriculture Farm Tour


Mary Cook Archives

Mary and Walter Swinwood — Mary Cook News Archives 1981

The Evolution of the Women’s Institute — Mary Cook News Archives 1982

Bob Sadler’s Boat Rides –Mary Cook News Archives 1982

Carleton Place Ladies Auxiliary — Chamber of Commerce 1987– Mary Cook Archives

It’s Hard for Women to get into Office in Carleton Place — 1974 –Mary Cook

Mary Cook Archives —Philip Mailey — January 25 1983

Carleton Place a place for Mad Scientists! Mary Cook News Archives 1983

Mary Cook Archives — Rifle Ranges and Nursery Schools — September 1980

Mary Cook News Archives — The Wool Industry 1982

The Moldowans —- Mary Cook News Archives 1982

Clippings of Cheryl Coker — Mary Cook News Archives

Donald Lowry …. Mary Cook News Archives

“You Should be Dancing” — Carleton Place High School Graduates 1976


“You Should Be Dancing” was the number one song in 1976!

More up this week!



Karen Blackburn Chenier added from the Carleton Place Social Scene…. Yep that’s our class! Me ,along with Wendy Mcnabb ,Lori Armour and Penny Coates,Jamie Bridge ,Colin Hynes,Janet Tuttle.Rod McCormick.Other names escape me. Blast from the past.

Miss Civitan Club 1976? Who Are These Women?


Another picture from The Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum‘s boxes of photos from the old Canadian basement that Jennifer Fenwick Irwin rescued.

1976 Almonte Civitan Club

Was this a public speaking event? Was it a Miss Civitan club pageant? Any ideas?


Lisa Stanley Sheehan said it was the Miss Almonte Pageant and she recognizes —Linda Vaughn, Lorraine Sonnenburg, Theresa Byrne, Angela Gossett

Mary Anne Harrison- I’m pretty sure about these names and it certainly looks like a Miss Almonte Pageant.

L-R Lianna Hallas, Julia Coe, Angela Gosset, Kathy Ohkie, Susan Bailey, Theresa Byrne, Angela Scott, Shirleen Sonnenberg, Frannie Scissons, Suzanne Bach.


Almonte Civitan Club – A Brief History

The sponsoring club, Carleton Place, and its president Gary Deschamp, organized the first meetings in mid 1971. They were assisted by Western Grizzard, a field representative of Civitan International. Their hard work paid great dividends and the Almonte Civitan Club was chartered on January 22, 1972. The club was incorporated as a not‑for‑profit corporation, under the name The Civitan Club of Almonte Incorporated, on February 15, 1978 but is better known as The Almonte Civitan Club.

Our Charter President, Bill Ritchie, his executive and members of the day worked very hard to set the formal ground work of the club. Meeting dates and locations were set, projects were started, and the constitution and by‑laws were hammered out. Today, our meetings are every second and fourth Monday of each month at 7:30 pm in the club owned Almonte Civitan Community Hall.

Our club has a great list of fund-raising and community projects under its belt. A small sampling is listed here: Claxton Cake Sales, Medical Equipment Loan Program, various dinner dances for fund-raising or just for fun, Pie Days, Craft Sales, Raffles, Christmas parade, Canada Day Celebrations, various Christmas Parties, many functions for Seniors, Youth and Challenged individuals, Scouts & Guides, Junior Civitan, Special Olympics, Community festivals and much more.

In January, 1990 the Arnprior & District Civitan Club was chartered as a direct result of much hard work by Almonte club members. This club has since dissolved.

Almonte was also the sponsor in September 2004 of the very successful Pakenham & District Civitan Club.

We are proud to be members of this great organization called CIVITAN and look forward to many more years of HELPING PEOPLE !