This week, The Chatham Voice is celebrating all things Chatham-Kent.
As you read through our pages, we look back at the last year of festivals, special events, business announcements and expansions, cultural celebrations and more, and look forward to more good things to come.
Every municipality has its successes and its challenges, and no one knows that better than the people in our communities. Times have been hard, business doors have closed and homes have sat empty over the years, but now is the time for Chatham-Kent to show the world what we have to offer.
From the success of RM Sotheby’s 40th anniversary celebrations to the Mitchell’s Bay Classic Bass Tourney to the Shrewsbury Ribs and Blues Fest – you can find something exciting and entertaining to do every weekend of the summer – in your own backyard.
Coming up is Wallaceburg’s WAMBO, the Bothwell Classic Car Show, Blenheim’s Cherry Fest, the Dresden Night Market and too many festivals and special events to name here. And it’s all thanks to the hard-working organizers and volunteers who make these events possible. Year after year, these people spend hundreds of volunteer hours organizing, scheduling and running fantastic events, supported by our local business leaders.
Chatham-Kent is lucky to have people who care in every corner of the municipality. There is a plethora of choices for fun events.
Even if all you like to do is relax, our area has beaches, wineries, restaurants and shops where you can leisurely take it all in.
Whether you are born and raised in Chatham-Kent or a newcomer, take the time to enjoy all the events and food – such as local sweet corn, strawberries and every kind of produce under the sun our farmers serve up – that make up our little corner of Ontario.
When we all do our part to support local businesses in a big or small way, we make our community better, stronger and more prosperous for us all.