By Barb McKay
A weekend tour of Kincardine has given officials from
Representatives from Kincardine's sister city, Harbour Beach, MI, were in town last month. From left are Linda Dyer, executive assistant to Kincardine mayor Larry Kraemer, Kincardine councillor Maureen Couture, CAO Murray Clarke, Kraemer, Bonnie Kraemer, Tera Booms, Harbour Beach mauor Gary Booms, Deb Wruble, Kincardine deputy mayor Anne Eadie and Harbour Beach city co-ordinator Rob Wruble. (Barb McKay photo)
Representatives from Kincardine’s sister city were in town two weekends ago and made the most of their short visit by taking in many local sites.
“It’s very beautiful here,” said
Booms’ wife, Tera, and city co-ordinator Ron Wruble and his wife, Deb, arrived in Kincardine on Friday, Aug. 23 and were invited to mayor Larry Kraemer’s home for a barbecue. On Saturday, Aug. 24, the group had breakfast at Carmell’s in Tiverton before taking a tour of the Bruce Power Visitor’s Centre.
During the morning the visitors were also taken on a tour of the waste management centre in Armow and the Davidson Centre. Booms was quite impressed with the landfill.
“I like the mattress recycling idea,” he said, referring to the project that was initiated by the
He added that the waste management centre is an idea that could be explored in
“The recycling program, where people can take the initiative on their own is great,” Booms said. “The effort is being taken to reduce waste.”
Wruble admired the Davidson Centre and the Rock Garden overlooking
“We have two places (in
Booms also marvelled at Kincardine’s expansive trail system.
“There’s a big effort in
During the Saturday afternoon, the guests had the chance to explore the community on their own and take in the Gathering of the Bands in Victoria Park. They met up with Kraemer, Kincardine CAO Murray Clarke and others for dinner at Gilley’s before watching the mass pipe band parade on
“The parade was awesome,” said Wruble.
“I saw more pipers and drummers in one passing than I have in my entire life,” said Booms.