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 2018 Civic Recognition - nominations open

The Civic Recognition Program recognizes outstanding volunteers, and those who have brought special recognition to the Town of Grimsby through their contributions and accomplishments. The program is an opportunity for the community and Town Council of Grimsby to give special acknowledgement to these citizens for all that they do.

If you know of an individual or group that fits into one of the 4 categories for Civic Recognition, we welcome you to complete the nomination form:

Letter: pdf 2018 Civic Recognition Letter
PDF download: pdf 2018 Civic Recognition Nomination Form
online form: 

Applications will be received until 4:30 pm, Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Nominations will be reviewed in late March and the Awards presentation for the approved applicants is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, May 23 during the evening.

If you have any questions about the Civic Recognition Awards program please contact our Department staff at 905-945-1288.


On June 8, 2013 history came to life in Grimsby!  The Town of Grimsby and Grimsby Historical Society hosted a re-enactment of the Engagement at the Forty, a battle that took place during the war of 1812.  The re-enactment provided a historical and educational view of the battle, and commemorated 200 years of peace with the United States.

The afternoon consisted of a war camp set up that provide attendees with a sense of life in 1812, and a live re-enactment that had both a water and land component.  The re-enactment took place exactly 200 years to the date of the actual historical event, and on the same piece of land.  3,000 people attended the event and a permanent plaque now sits on site to acknowlege the events that took place.

Click here to watch the video of this special historic event:
Engagement at the Forty YouTube video

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