Even though summer is over, the citizens of Mitchell’s Bay are still celebrating the new sign erected by municipality renaming the community’s iconic beach.
Since amalgamation, the popular recreation area on Lake St. Clair was officially referred to as Dover Beach.
Now, it’s carrying its rightful name thanks to a collaboration between the Mitchell’s Bay Area Association and the Municipality of Chatham-Kent.
The association launched a petition to change the name, citing safety concerns, tourism branding, continuity concerns, and consistency for the non-profit when applying for government and private grants.
Giving a thumbs up to the new sign are from left, Jan McLeod, Carol Ann Belanger, Ray Trahan, Karen Miles, Ron Hills, North Kent Coun. Jamie McGrail, Gary Jenkins, Scott Benn, Yvette Pinsonneault and Ken McLeod.