Renaming Civic Holiday to “Founder’s Day” in Gravenhurst put to a halt
Civic Holiday will remain Civic Holiday – at least for the town of Gravenhurst.
Town council continued their debate Tuesday afternoon about renaming the national holiday “Founder’s Day” in order to recognize local heritage for the August long weekend.
According to officials, the idea had been brought to council earlier this year to suggest calling it “Cockburn Day”, after Alexander Peter Cockburn, who is said to be responsible for setting Muskoka on a developmental path that is said to influence the district to this day.
The Gravenhurst Municipal Heritage Committee’s efforts were recognized by council, but after several comments were heard from members, it was later decided to eliminate the idea of renaming the holiday completely.