Register now for Harvest Glory Days!

Gore Bay Mayor Dan Osborne attaches the 2020 winner sticker on the Harvest Glory Days sign in Gore Bay, commemorating the town having won the 2020 Community Spirit Award in The Manitoulin Expositor’s annual Harvest Glory Days event. photo by Tom Sasvari

MANITOULIN – Last year, in the aftermath of the annual Harvest Glory Days friendly Manitoulin inter-community decorating competition, Mindemoya joined the ranks of Best Decorated Communities and was awarded a large highway sign attesting to the community spirit of its residents.

The year before, Gore Bay achieved this milestone and, last year, kept up its good work and so was awarded a “leaf” for its prominent sign to mark the town’s continuing good work in decorating in the Harvest Glory Days theme.

Both of these communities are winners in the Large Communities category and join perpetual (eight consecutive years) winner Manitowaning.

In the mid-sized community category, the village of Sheguiandah has won three times in a row (prior to that Providence Bay won twice) and in the small community category, Silver Water has achieved this milestone seven years in a row. Spring Bay won the first year.

There’s nothing to stop Spring Bay and Providence Bay from making a comeback in their respective categories or South Baymouth, M’Chigeeng, Aundeck Omni Kaning (a runner-up in mid-sized communities in 2020) or any other town or community from becoming a contender.

This event is organized as a public service by The Expositor Office and the newspaper wants everyone who is decorating (or plans to do so) to send in your civic address and community so these can be published in the October 6 edition of The Expositor, and online too, just before Thanksgiving Weekend so Islanders and visitors can have a chance to see where your handiwork is located.

Please register your civic address and community on Friday, October 1 online at Manitoulin.com/hgd, by calling 705-368-2744 weekdays (ask for Debbie) or emailing services@manitoulin.com, or you can send a good old fashioned fax to 705-368-3822.