In 1991, Perth, Ontario celebrated its 175th anniversary. A group of volunteers got together to plan out the town’s anniversary celebrations.
Leafing through the Perth’s 1991 Commemorative Journal of Events catalogue, it’s obvious the crew put in a lot of thought, time and effort into creating an unforgettable, week-long celebration.
Here’s a highlighted sample from the anniversary:
- Historical Military Camp
- Family Picnic in the park at Stewart Park
- Horse-drawn parade
- Old Fort Henry Show at the Perth Fairgrounds
- A Street Dance at the Stewart Park Stage
- Historical recreation of Perth vs. Smiths Falls Cricket Match
- Hot Air Balloon Fiesta
- Ottawa Roughriders clinic
- Nightshirt Parade
- OPP Golden Helmets
- Performers included: Prairie Oyster, Harry Adrain, Freddy Dixon, Frank Willis and Terry Sumsion and more
What do you remember from the Perth 175th anniversary? Share your stories with us, as we’d love to hear from you!