Residents celebrate Hornepayne’s 90th anniversary

Photo shows two men on either side of a woman, all three smiling at the camera, inside a busy arena.

Mayor Morley Forster (left) is joined by the NWMO’s Carol Barnes and local resident Jon Peroff at the Hornepayne Community Arena.

Residents of the Township of Hornepayne came together this summer to celebrate its 90th anniversary and take in some family fun.


Mayor Morley Forster was joined by locals and staff from the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) at the Hornepayne Community Arena to mark the occasion. The NWMO was one of the sponsors of the event.


“Ninety years are in the books; the future is looking brighter, and in no time at all, the century mark will be upon us,” the mayor said.


Along with providing food that included three anniversary cakes for dessert, volunteers and staff at the arena set up an inflatable playground and a water slide for kids.


Other events included a wine and cheese get-together, which saw the return of many past residents to the town. Old friends and relatives enjoyed the opportunity to visit and relax at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 194.


A rock and roll band at the Legion was interrupted through a quick thunderstorm, providing a natural light show, while knocking out the power for a few minutes. The heavy rain failed to dampen the spirits, and the celebrations continued for everyone’s enjoyment.


“From all appearances, everyone had an amazing time,” the mayor added. “Come visit us as we continue to make Hornepayne a vibrant and friendly community.”


“Our thanks go out to the hosts and the many sponsors, and of course, the huge number of dedicated volunteers that worked tirelessly to organize, set up and decorate. A wonderful job was done by everyone.”