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Canada's Most Patriotic Village

The Village of Arthur received this recognition in 2002, when David Tilson the M.P.P for Dufferin-Peel-Wellington-Grey stated in the Ontario Legislature that because of Arthur's extraordinary effort in World War II the community would be recognized as "Canada's Most Patriotic Village".

Achievements that garnered Arthur this title include that during World War II the government ran War Bond and Victory Bond campaigns to raise money to carry on the war effort. In the first campaign in 1940, Arthur Village led all communities in Canada in reaching its objective. In every following campaign (6 in all) the Village let all communities in the country in reaching its objective. As well, during the war, a Navy League was formed in most Canadian communities, to raise funds for Canadian Sailors at sea. 

In September, 1944, Arthur Council received an award for having raised the most per capita of any community in Ontario. A series of murals are featured in the downtown core in keeping with Arthur's war history. 


Things that make you say "Hmmmm"

  • Why is it that bullets ricochet off of Superman's chest, but he ducks when the gun is thrown at him?
  • Why do hot dogs come 10 to a package and hot dog buns only 8?
  • If a word in the dictionary were misspelled, how would we know?
  • How does the guy who drives the snowplow get to work in the mornings?
  • If the #2 pencil is so popular, why is it still #2?
  • If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?
  • If the pen is mightier than the sword, and a picture is worth a thousand words, how dangerous is a fax?
  • Why do they put Braille on the drive through bank machines?
  • Can you be a closet claustrophobic?
  • In court, why do they ask if you swear to tell the truth? If you're planning on lying, do they really think you'll tell them so?
  • If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?
  • If you didn't get caught, did you really do it?
  • If athletes get athlete's foot, do astronauts get mistletoe?
  • If you ate pasta and antipasta, would you still be hungry?
  • If Superman is so smart why does he wear his underpants over his trousers?