On July 23, 2017, the Coldwater Legion remembered Lance Corporal Charles McKerrall of Coldwater, who died from wounds received in action 100 years ago while serving on the front lines in France. Charles McKerrall was born on December 17, 1886, in Simcoe County, Ontario. The son of a British mother, Elizabeth, and a Scottish father, Peter McKerrall, Charles had an older brother, Archibald, and three younger siblings, Florence, Peter, and Mildred. Just before the war, the family resided on Bush Street in Coldwater. On February 12, 1916, Charles, his brother Peter, and dozens of other Coldwater young men enlisted with the 157th Overseas Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force during a r


Yes, Happy Birthday Canada!! And not just any birthday: the 150th! It was certainly worth celebrating, and the Coldwater community came through with flying colours – literally. On Saturday July 1st, the village opened its streets to hundreds of visitors, many dressed in red & white. Even some of the trees on the main street had been "yarn-bombed" in red & white. The street was closed to traffic for the afternoon to yield space for bouncing castles and dinner tables (dinner tickets sold out). Everyone had a wonderful time. And, of course, members of the Coldwater Legion were a big part of it, coordinating the opening ceremony at the Cenotaph, operating "The Big Tent" in our parking lot

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