Written by Niki Anastasakis for Global News
There was no shortage of things to see and do at the second annual Simcoe Days celebrations in Fenelon Falls this weekend.
The mid-summer event was created by long-time community member Bob Pennock. The idea is to educate people about how Fenelon Falls was settled and about the important influence of John Graves Simcoe on Canada’s history. Simcoe was a British army general and was named first lieutenant-governor of Ontario in 1791.
“We wanted to be able to give Water Street and the town an area where community groups could come and have a platform and they come and sell their wares, and tell their stories, and it would be free,” said Beverly Jeeves, chair of Simcoe Days.
This year’s celebration is being held in honour of Pennock. He passed away in April at age 83.