The Township Receives its Coat of Arms

195 years after the Township of Rawdon was proclaimed its Coat of Arms was presented to the Township in the personage of the Governor General. An event to be remembered, March 31, 1992 Governor General Ramon John Hnatyshyn  and his wife honoured the Township with their presence. Despite the inclement  weather they were warmly welcomed by the mayor, Rejean Neveu,  and councillors Donald Stewart, Kenneth Barrie, Yvan Roy, Paul Brault, Ron Lukian. and Reginald Breault, all of whom are to be congratulated on the reception accorded the honourable guests. A  cross section of the community, not necessarily limited to members of the Township, were present to witness the presentation, several villagers came out to welcome the regal guests. For most, if not all, this was the first time they had the honour of meeting and speaking with the highest member of the Canadian Government and his charming wife Gerda, two very gracious people who left a warm memory of their visit for many.

This photo shows His Honour the Mayor of the Township of Rawdon, Réjean Neveu & the Right Honourable Ray Hnatyshyn Governor General of Canada at the reception at Ski Pontbriand.