Special Events

Special Events in the History of the Township of Muskoka Lakes

 

 

Royal Visit
 
July 4, 1959, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and her husband His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, arrived by train to visit the community of Torrance. That is how the Queen's Walk Road received its name.

 

queen and prince

 

 

queen and a girl

 

 

queen and the reeve

 

The Queen and Prince Philip greet the public in Torrance from the train station. Former Clerk of the United Townships of Medora and Wood, W.J. Dodd looks on as the Queen receives a flower from an admirer. Queen Elizabeth and former Reeve of the United Townships of Medora and Wood, Archie Pain led the procession down Queen's Walk Road.
More pictures of the visit  

 

queen and phillip

 

 

queen and phillip at the train station

 

 

queen and phillip speaking to guests

 

 

                                   

                                                    queen and the reeve in the crowd     queen writing

 

      
Lieutenant Governor's Visit - April 24, 2002
 

 

The Honourable James K. Bartleman, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, made his first official visit to his home town of Port Carling. At that time, His Honour visited the Township of Muskoka Lakes Municipal Office and signed the official guest book previously signed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness, Prince Philip during their visit to Torrance in 1959. A reception at the Norma and Miller Alloway Muskoka Lakes Library followed the official visit in celebration of the occasion.

  

 

 

LG and council

 

 

LG and mayor

 

 

lg signing event

 

 

 

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