Rural Action, Community Engagement

Plaque unveiling in Vars

Plaque unveiling in Vars

Councillor Blais with members of the Cumberland Township Historical Society, today unveiled a plaque to honour the founding of Vars. “I am very supportive of the Cumberland Township Historical Society’s excellent work in this latest project to preserve our historical legacy and heritage in rural Cumberland,” says Councillor Blais. “This is a beautiful plaque and it provides some very interesting information that many residents are probably not aware of,” adds Blais.

The plaque was in part funded through a grant from the City of Ottawa and with funding from the Cumberland Township Historical Society.

The plaque starts with the conception of the Village and thoughtfully takes the reader through history, including how the Village was named and how the Village was impacted by rail and the post office.

“It seemed timely to finally recognize the importance of the Village of Vars,” says Ivan Tanner, director with the Historical Society. “It is 130 years since a post office was located here and since the first train stopped as well as being the 100th anniversary of the construction of St. Guillaume Church,” he adds.

The plaque is located near the Cenotaph in Vars.

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