The Explorers of Bruce County

Jeanette Steeves The Late George Redden, Carrick Township Donald McLellan, the Old Reeve of Bruce Township Alexander McCarter, Walkerton William Millar Ex-Reeve of Kincardine Township William Millar, JP of Kincardine Township John Little, one of the first settlers of Brant Township William Johnston, or King Johnston first settler in Brant Township Dr. Margaret MacKellar
Howard Krug Bruce County Warden Tessie Greig Sergeant William Victor Tranter in uniform Rachel Hepburn John S. Tolton, Walkerton Thomas Todd, one of the first settlersin Brant Township Edward McDonald, Deputy Reeve of Walkerton Peter Stewart McLaren, Bruce Township William Carnegie, Mildmay
James Taylor, MD, Tara James Murphy, MD, Mildmay Richard Rivers, President of the Northern Exhibition Society, Walkerton Malcolm Campbell, Lucknow Samuel T. Rowe, Paisley Thomas Pickard, Glammis Paul Ross, Ex-Mayor of Walkerton Michael Fischer, many years Reeve of Carrick Township William Collins, Walkerton
James Allen, Reeve of Amabel Township George Gould, Arran Township Andrew Bingham, pioneer of Carrick Township Richard Guinn, deceased, one of the first settlers of Brant Township John Grainger, Brant Township Charles Wickham, Kincardine Township David Gairdner, deceased, Late Clerk of Kincardine Township Yours Truly, Thomas Bearman, Elderslie township James Reekie, deceased, settled in Kincardine Township 1854
Ira Fulford, one of the first settlers of Teeswater John Douglass, Arran Township Robert Baird, Kincardine, Warden of Bruce County John Gillies, MP for North Bruce Duncan Kerr, Brant Township Peter F. Brown, First Settler in Teeswater John Hunter Luke Gardiner Alexander McNabb, Crown Land Agent, Southampton
A.S. Elliot Robert Graham Ann-Marie John Valentine Alexander Sproat Hannah Rusk Kelly Colonel Hugh Clark
Francis Paddy Walker John Harnage Scougall in his office

The Bruce 150 Committee invites Bruce County’s past, present and future residents and visitors to share their stories with us as part of The Explorers of Bruce County project. These personal recollections and photographs will be used to build a picture of the County, past and present. 


What's involved?

  1. Think of a personal memory or musing that you would like to share with others.  The length of your contribution could be a couple of sentences or a couple of paragraphs.

  2. Agree to share that story with us in either written or video format.  Both written and video submissions will require a high quality photograph of you, as well.

  3. Sign the waiver giving us permission to use your photograph and words.

  4. Submit your story, waiver, and photo to us at

  5. Questions? Feel free to call us at 519-534-5344.


Not sure what to say? Here are some suggestions:

  • What does Bruce County mean to you?

  • What does Canada mean to you?

  • Who helps you get through the day?

  • Where is your favourite place in Bruce County?

  • What do you like/dislike about Bruce County?

  • What words do you live by?

  • Challenges you have overcome in Bruce County?

  • Favourite story/memory from your childhood/family history?

  • Did you move here? What did that mean for you?

  • What does being a Canadian mean to you? 


How will these stories be used?

  • Displayed on an outreach trailer that will travel County-wide and set up at various events

  • Included on the Explorers of Bruce sections of this website,

  • Added to the Bruce 150 Facebook page,

  • Shared on the Explorers of Bruce County Instagram page

Please note that the County of Bruce reserves the right to edit written text and photos for quality and length. County of Bruce has the right to refuse any contribution that does not meet the criteria of the project.

Submit Your Story