Recognizing the many individuals from the Township of Zorra Ontario, who have served our country from the 1860’s to the present day.

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2018 Spelling Bee

on Friday, 23 November 2018.

Thirteen elementary students from Zorra Township participated in the 3rd Spelling Bee.
See the winners here

Zorra Highland Park Public School Grade 5/6 (2018/19) Slideshow

on Tuesday, 20 November 2018.

 For the 2nd year Mr. Matthew Robert’s Grade 5/6 class at Zorra Highland Public School created a slideshow presentation of 24 of our “Heroes”.

Please watch and enjoy their great work on this project.

History of Zorra Caledonian Society

on Tuesday, 20 November 2018.

The Heroes of Zorra is pleased to be able to share with you the history of the Zorra Caledonian Society from 1937 – 2017. 

Our appreciation is extended to the Society.

Click here to read the History

2018 Spelling Bee Challenge

on Friday, 27 July 2018.

The Spelling Bee will be on Sunday, November 18, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. at the Embro Legion.

The contest is open to all elementary school children who live in Zorra Township, regardless of which school they attend. 

Registration deadline is midnight November 7, 2018

For more detailed information see the documents below:

Grade 4/5 students at Zorra Highland Park Public School

on Tuesday, 28 November 2017. Posted in Stories

When the Heroes of Zorra Committee chose to create this web site our desire was to provide a format that young people were comfortable with, engaged in and could access.  We wanted them to have an opportunity to learn about the many individuals (who were either born in or lived a significant part of their life) from the Township of Zorra who served or are serving in Canada’s Armed Forces.   Our congratulations to each of the Grade 4/5 students at Zorra Highland Park Public School and their teach Mr. Matthew Roberts.  Well done!

Slideshow - 2017/18 - Grade 4/5 students at Zorra Highland Park Public School

Shirley McCall-Hanlon, Chair, Heroes Of Zorra Committee

2017 HEROES OF ZORRA SPELLING BEE COMPETITION: Cancelled

on Tuesday, 03 October 2017. Posted in Stories

2017  Heroes of Zorra Spelling Bee Cancelled

It is with regret that we announce the 2017 Heroes of Zorra Spelling Bee is cancelled.  Due to receiving only two registrations and some technical challenges with the web site it has been decided to cancel the Nov. 12th, 2017 event.  Our sincere apologies to the two young people who did register and we do hope you will register again next year.  Please share this update with your friends and families.  Your Heroes of Zorra Committee. 

DUTCH-CANADIAN FRIENDSHIP TULIP GARDEN TO BE PLANTED IN ZORRA

on Thursday, 01 October 2015. Posted in Stories

On Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 at 10 a.m. a public ceremony will be held at the cenotaph in front of the Township of Zorra office.  Through a grant program the Township was recently the recipient of 500 tulip bulbs.  This grant is made possible due to the generous partnership of Canadian Garden Council, Vesey's Bulbs, Canada Post, Canadian Tulip Festival, National Capital Commission, Canadian Nursery Landscape Association, Garden Making Magazine, Chimpanzee, Baxter Travel Media, Enterprise Canada, Gardens BC, Quebec Gardens' Association and the Ontario Garden Tourism Coalition.  The Dutch-Canadian Friendship Tulip Garden will be planted at the cenotaph which is in front of the Zorra Township Office.  You are invited to join in on this event on October 28th at 10 a.m. when the bulbs will all be planted.  A presentation will be given on "the garden", followed with coffee and cookies.  You are most welcome to attend this public event, and if you have a friend or family member who is a veteran, please bring them along with you.  A colourful reminder of the sacrifices Canadians and our own Heroes of Zorra have given over the years.

HERO ELSIE GERTRUDE ROSS TO BE FEATURED

on Friday, 07 November 2014. Posted in Stories

One of Zorra's heroes, Nursing Sister Elsie Gertrude Ross will be the topic of discussion on Monday, November 10, 2014 when CBC Ontario Morning (93.5 FM)interviews HOZ committee chair Shirley McCall Hanlon at 6:40 a.m.  With true care and compassion this young woman cared for many of our wounded soldiers who were returned home.  She was the first woman to be given a full military funeral.  She was held in such high esteem by her patients and colleagues that the procession following her casket lined the streets of Toronto with many wounded soldiers hobbling along behind.  Tune in to hear this interesting story. 

ONTARIO ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION ASKING FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE

on Saturday, 03 May 2014. Posted in Stories

The Royal Canadian Legion (Ontario) is in the midst of publishing a new book called Military Service Recognition Book. Ontario is asking for families of servicepersons to submit the name, information, brief story and possibly a picture of the individual Veteran/Serviceperson.  Please note that due to liability issues they cannot take the information off of our web site or the History Books.  Forms to submit may be obtained on-line at the Royal Canadian Legion - Ontario web site or you may also obtain from your local Legion Branch.  Forms are to be completed and returned to the local branch.  Contact your local Legion if you have any questions or concerns.  This needs to be done asap as the printing is to be done in September 2014.

WORLD WAR I - A LETTER HOME TO WEST ZORRA

on Sunday, 23 March 2014.

1st Canadian Casualty Training Battalion

Hasting, Sussex, England

December 5, 1916

Dear Clifford:-

How are you getting along.  Have not heard from you for some time.  Whats the matter are you too busy to write or are the girls too many for you.  I heard from more than one that you were getting to be a wild fellow.

MY SERVICE IN THE KOREAN CONFLICT

on Tuesday, 10 December 2013.

Written by Frances Walton (November 11, 2001)

This morning I have been asked to relate to you some of my experiences in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps – not the whole 25 years!  I thought I would tell you of my year tour of duty in the Far East during the Korean conflict.

STUDENTS AT ZHPPS STEP UP TO THE STAGE

on Sunday, 17 November 2013.

Front foyer at ZHPPS displays all the wreaths made by the various classes for 2013 Remembrance Day Service.  Photo by Shirley McCall Hanlon

For all of those who attended the Remembrance Day Service at Zorra Highland Park Public School on November 11th, 2013 it was a service that will long be remembered.  Parents, grandparents, teachers and visitors could not

LOCAL SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE

on Tuesday, 08 October 2013.

Sunday November 3, 2013.  Legion Color Party on parade to the Cenotaph at Dickson's Corners.

On Sunday, November 3, 2013 approximately 35 individuals gathered at Dickson's Corners for the annual Ceremony of Remembrance.  It was especially impressive to have young people present.  Following the indoor service everyone proceeded to the Cenotaph for the laying of the wreaths. Attached is a picture of the Color Party marching to the Cenotaph.  Guests were all invited back to the Beachville Legion for a time of fellowship.  INDEED WE REMEMBER.

Former Military Serviceman A Hero On Another Front

on Monday, 12 August 2013. Posted in Stories

Written by Shirley McCall Hanlon with credit to Woodstock Sentinel Review August 1977

Former Military Serviceman A Hero On Another Front

Former Military Serviceman A Hero On Another Front

John Allan McKay who grew up at Lot 14, Concession 7 of West Zorra Township and served in the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals from 1960 to 1965 was also hailed as a hero in August of 1977.

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