Hespeler Textile Festival

Hespeler Textile Festival

Hespeler Textile Festival Many great celebrations have taken place in our community since it was incorporated as a town in 1901. The most memorably, of course are the Ole Boys Reunions of 1906, 1926, 1947, 1966, 1996 and 2006, but there were others that ranked right...
Late at the Log Cabin

Late at the Log Cabin

Late at the Log Cabin It was the summer of 1963 and life was great for a young man! I was blessed to have a good paying job at Simplicity Products Ltd., an apartment in Hespeler and a white-on-blue 1956 Meteor (my pride-in-joy) to cruise the streets of Galt, Preston...
Hespeler Rifle Association & Gun Club

Hespeler Rifle Association & Gun Club

Hespeler Rifle Association & Gun Club Most residents are unaware of the shooting history of our community, but for many decades Hespeler was renown locally, nationally and internationally for the skill and accuracy of many its early citizens. Following the...
Kibitzing with the Bickersons

Kibitzing with the Bickersons

Kibitzing with the Bickersons It was the usual summer weekday afternoon at the Hespeler Legion, slow and quiet, before the rush of members who drop in after work. Being on holidays, I had dropped by for a golden mug of my favorite lager. A quartet of seniors was busy...
A Storied Past

A Storied Past

A Storied Past An application for rezoning has been filed by JENC Investments Ltd. with the City of Cambridge regarding the property at 408 Guelph Avenue. The large building on the property has an interesting story that requires telling. In its most recent past, the...
When Things Were Simpler

When Things Were Simpler

When Things Were Simpler I am regularly amazed by the bureaucratic maze that must be negotiated to get a project underway and completed. We have made our lives so complicated, that sometimes it is easier to just walk away, than to try to see a project through to the...