Tecumseh Looking For Residents To Tell Their Story For 100th Anniversary Celebration

Monday March 7th, 2022

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Tecumseh is looking to document and reflect the community’s history, stories, and memories that cannot be found in history books or newspaper articles as part of their 100th anniversary.

The Town wants to hear the personal and unique stories of what makes Tecumseh truly special and why people call it home.

The Town is asking residents, current and past, to share their story at PlaceSpeak, a citizen engagement platform. Here, visitors can document their unique Tecumseh story. For example:

  • What led them to become a resident of Tecumseh?
  • Is there a family legacy in Tecumseh that dates back generations?
  • Was your first job in Tecumseh?
  • Do you have a fun memory from attending school or an event in Tecumseh?
  • Do you have any pictures of what the Town looked like years ago?

“Every resident, past and present, has a story to tell” said Gary McNamara, Mayor of Tecumseh. “My Tecumseh story started back in 1981 when I first moved to the area from Eastern Ontario. During my days off, I would drive around the County to look for a place to buy a home and raise my young family. During my travels I would drive to Tecumseh on Saturday mornings where I found this little diner called Blackie’s Corner and I stopped in for breakfast. On my second visit to Blackie’s Corner, a gentleman came to my table and asked if he could join me. He seemed inquisitive and introduced himself as the Tecumseh Fire Chief. His name was Duff Lemire. Soon after, another gentleman, the owner of the diner came to introduce himself. I explained to them I was new to the area and was looking for a place to buy a home. Mr. Lemire said “Stop looking. Tecumseh is a great town to raise a family”. I found that heartwarming to hear from a stranger. I found a real estate agent and asked him to find me a place in Tecumseh. My first home in Tecumseh was on Oliver Drive and I did come to realize that Tecumseh was a wonderful place to live and raise a family. And the rest is history.”

“Tecumseh, Tell Us Your Story” is now open for posts at www.placespeak.com/tecumseh100 and will remain open throughout the Anniversary celebrations.

Celebrations take place July 2nd to 4th 2022 and include a variety of family-friendly activities.

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