September 21, 2018

Dedication of Park Bench in Bert Hunt’s Honour

 

Bert Hunt’s Park Bench Dedication

Tuesday August 28th, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Mill Pond Park-north of Mill Street on the walkway-half way towards the north end of the pond.

On behalf of the RHHS Executive Committee, we are pleased to extend an invitation to members who would like to attend the dedication of a park bench in Bert Hunt’s honour at Mill Pond, Tuesday August 28th, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Mayor Barrow will be on hand to dedicate the bench to Bert Hunt who was a great advocate of history and heritage in Richmond Hill. In his later years he was most adamant that Richmond Hill should have a larger museum and set into motion a flurry of meetings and feasibility studies to see if this was a possibility – to be included in the future Richmond Hill’s cultural plans. In 2017, the Richmond Hill Historical Society gave the first Certificate of Recognition-The Bert Hunt Heritage Award and will continue to do so every year going forward to a deserving recipient. We are proud to be able to honour Bert Hunt in this way and are sure Bert would be very glad to have his name on a bench at Mill Pond where people can relax and ponder about the past and the future of his beloved town of Richmond Hill.