On July 1 – Canada Day 2010 – residents of Uxbridge Township assembled at a local park to celebrate the nation’s 143rd birthday. Hundreds settled in for food, refreshments, amusements and, of course, the evening’s annual fireworks display. Wedged into the evening’s slate of activities was the annual announcement by the Uxbridge Times-Journal newspaper of the “Citizen of the Year.” T-J reporter Don Campbell invited several dignitaries to the stage – including MP Bev Oda, MPP John O’Toole, Mayor Bob Shepherd – and finally the recipient … Ted Barris.
In May 2010, Ted Barris led a tour of veterans and their families to Holland for the 65th anniversary of the liberation of the country by Allied soldiers. Among those on the tour were three Canadian vets who had participated in the liberation. Images of Don Kerr, Ron Charland and Barclay Craig accompany their comments from the revisit to the Netherlands.