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Bobcaygeon Celebrates Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

This story is part of our partnership with Maryboro Lodge The Fenelon Falls Museum, written by Glenn Walker.

KAWARTHA LAKES-On June 2, Bobcaygeon celebrated Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee. Over her 70 years of service, the Queen has been admired by many throughout the commonwealth. To mark the occasion, Bobcaygeon hosted a beacon lighting ceremony, coincident with 1500 similar events throughout the royal dominion. 


The Beacon Lighting Ceremony

Festivities kicked off downtown as many local dignitaries attended the official town crier proclamation on Bolton Street, in front of the Wheatsheaf Café and Stewart Morrison Insurance. The beacon lighting took place at Kawartha Settlers Village and was well attended.

Town Crier Athol Hart at Ceremony in Front of Stewart Morrison Insurance, Bobcaygeon

The Bobcaygeon Lions Club hosted a barbeque, North Country Express sang many favourites, the committee hosted a fascinator making activity, while volunteers from Settlers’ Village and Maryboro Lodge put on many royally fun family activities.

Belinda Wilson and Terry Obie of North Country Express Performing


The Bobcaygeon Jubilee Choir formed specifically for the event and performed “A Life Lived with Grace,” a special composition for the ceremonies throughout the commonwealth. The beacon was lit in front of the Murphy Barn at 9:15, just at dusk, creating quite a spectacle. The jubilee was a joyous occasion for all who attended. 

The Bobcaygeon Jubilee Choir on the Porch of Henderson House.Barb Carnegie, Sue Zilke-Ward, Lisa Sontgerath, Elizabeth Hull, Mary Fedy, Lois Graham, Debbi Risebrough, Marie McLaren, Yvonne Kendrick, Pat McCron, Jenny McCron, Grace Crowe, Pam Noble, Kay Jameson, Tori Ingram, Robbie Gordon, Bill Gordon, Patrick Ward, Jim Young, Wally Potolicki, Pieter Van Oudenaren, Brian Eberts. Directed by Ruth Eberts.
Fishing at Jubilee Event


Beth Sinyard and Athol Hart in Front of the Fairbairn Church
Beacon from above

Maryboro Lodge, The Fenelon Falls Museum has been hit hard by the pandemic.

If you want to make a donation to the museum, you can e-transfer to: [email protected]

or mail a cheque to :

Maryboro Lodge Museum

Box 179

50 Oak Street

Fenelon Falls, ON

K0M 1N0



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