by Edith Cody-Rice
On Wednesday, August 16, Premier Kathleen Wynne visited Almonte during a short swing through the Ottawa Valley. Her first stop was award winning Hummingbird Chocolate Maker where she learned the ins and out of making delicious chocolate. Hummingbird owners Drew and Erica Gilmour and their staff guided her through the process.
Premier Wynn then stopped by the Almonte Old Town Hall where she met Mayor Shaun McLaughlin and Councillor Jane Torrance and viewed the beautiful Ron Caron Auditorium which is known for its superb acoustics.
Premier Wynn strolled down Mill Street and visited General Fine Craft, Mill Street Books and Sivarulrasa Gallery before taking the Riverwalk to lunch at the Barley Mow.
And she couldn’t pass up the opportunity of being photographed with Mississippi Mills’ famous son James Naismith.
Photos courtesy of the Ontario Government