The mandate of the Municipal Heritage Committee is to preserve the unique history of the Town of Saugeen Shores.

Committee meetings

The Committee meets on the third Wednesday of every month (subject to change) at 5:00 p.m. in the Saugeen Shores Municipal Office.

Programs

The Municipal Heritage Committee is responsible for the following programs:

Heritage Property Plaque Program

Plaques may be placed on architectural properties that are at least 50 years old and provide some insight into the community's heritage. Learn more about the plaque program.

Interpretive plaques

The Municipal Heritage Committee partners with local organizations to install interpretive plaques at significant historic locations throughout Saugeen Shores. View the complete list of interpretive plaques.

Heritage Register

The Heritage Register is a listing of homes in the community that have cultural heritage value or interest. Learn more about the Heritage Register.

Walking tours

Learn more about historical walking tours in Saugeen Shores.

Heritage award

This award recognizes individual contributions to the promotion of heritage in the Town of Saugeen Shores. View more information about the Heritage Award.

Tree of Significance Program

Throughout Saugeen Shores, there are many trees that stand out in the community as cultural and natural assets. This program commemorates trees that enhance the landscape, represent events or celebrations in our past, or carry special meaning to the community.

You can commemorate a significant tree by posting a photo on social media with the hashtag #saugeentrees or by emailing the photo to the Heritage Committee.

Tree Sculpture Program

When a tree reaches the end of its lifespan, the tree sculpture program allows the tree to become a piece of art. The tree sculpture is installed in the tree's original location.

Committee members

Joyce Johnston, Chair
Bill Streeter, Vice Chair
Jane Kramer
Ann-Marie Collins
Gerard Walsh
Councillor Matt Carr
Councillor Cheryl Grace

Agendas and minutes

View the Committee agendas and minutes using the Council Calendar.