Our Journey: Part 1~The Beginnings 1975

The Ribbon Cutting On July 1st 1975

Before “The Wallaceburg Senior Citizen’s Club” (now known as Wallaceburg Adult Activity Center) officially opened their doors on July 1, 1975, the idea for a Senior Citizen’s Club began in 1973. The Lawn Bowling League thought the local Senior Citizens would like to become socially and physically active; thus a club would be an ideal venue to meet those needs. In 1974, a town meeting was held at the high school regarding forming a Senior Citizens Club. Mayor Cecile Bechard, Wallaceburg Recreation Director and Doctor Holmes (MP) listened to the speakers share their opinions and needs for a Senior Citizens Club. In 1974, the old Royal Bank building was purchased by the Town of Wallaceburg for this purpose. In 1975 the Wallaceburg Centennial Community Centre was created; this is where the Wallaceburg Senior Citizens Club planted their roots in the community. October 9th 1975, The Wallaceburg Senior Citizens Club was incorporated.

The First Board In 1975:
Front row: Fred Hutcheson, Albert Olds, Jack Southgate, Verna Bending, Rene Moisan
Second row: William Jones, Andy Walters, Guy Fish.

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