"We are pleased to announce that the renumeration project for Manitou is over eighty percent complete" said Winter Silversmith, Chief Administrative Officer for Manitou Tourism. "Only the storefronts in Meaford still have to be numbered physically however these units were assigned numbers when they were first constructed."
There are nine new street names to share with you including their proper pronunciation and meaning. The names were chosen from Scottish heritage to support the RolePlay history of the Regional Municipality of Manitou.
"Sawney Close" (SAW-nee) meaning is defender, helper, guardian of people. It is ironic perhaps that one of Scotland's infamous mass murderers should also be named Sawney Bean. Sawney Close is home to the Manitou Emergency Operations Centre and the head office of Corran Journal and Manitou Tourism.
"Teasag Trail" (CHAW-sag). Teasag is a Scottish diminutive of Jane. Jane originates in Hebrew language and means 'God is merciful'. Teasag Trail connects the park and Abbey in west Midland.
"Irving Lane" (UR-ving) means 'water of green'. The most famous Irving would be Washington Irving, American author. The Manitou marshland is located north of Irving Lane off Sawney Close and is originally believed to connect to a green river that ran south ending near Silversmith Farm.
"Aileas Close" (AH-lus), a variant of Alice, means nobel and graceful. Alice Northgate, daughter of William and Mary, died during her birth in 1805. Aileas Close is located on the former Silversmith Farm grounds near Winters Island.
"Greig Path" (GREG), Greig is a diminutive of Gregory. Gregory is an English name, derived from the Greek name 'Gregorios', which means 'to be awake or watchful'. Edvard Hagerup Grieg was a Norwegian composer and pianist. He is considered one of the leading Romantic era composers, his music is part of the standard classical repertoire worldwide. Greig Path includes the Harbour District and Elmwood Faire.
"Arran Trail" (AR-an) means 'a person who lives on an island'. The Isle of Arran is the seventh largest island in Scotland. It is also the name of a Municipality in Ontario, Canada, Arran-Elderslie. Arran Trail is the main access in Midland running past the Silversmith Studios Gallery.
"Forbes Path" (FORBS), Forbes originates in Gaelic languages and means 'from a field'. The most famous 'Forbes' would be the owner of Forbes Magazine in the United States. Forbes Path connects Midland to Massey regions.
"Fraser Trail" (FRAY-zer) Fraser is a Scottish clan name that is a variant of the names Frazer and Frazier. It is a locational name and implies that the bearer comes from a place called Fraisse. The name 'Fraisse' itself means 'strawberry' as the Fraser Clan come from strawberry growing areas. Fraser Trail is the entrance to Massey Estate where several large gardens of strawberry plants once grew.
"There are undoubtedly a few missing civic addressed but we are working on having it one hundred percent complete by October first", Winter said.
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Donations to Fundraisers 2017:
Hendrix tribute concert
Terry Fox Foundation MC$2,500 (plus MC$2,500 Manitou Tourism)
Rush tribute concert for Kidney foundation, MC$2,500 (plus MC$2,500 Manitou Tourism)
Kevin M. Klerks, Editor
(aka Winter Silversmith)