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mapNorth Algona Wilberforce is a township in Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada. The township was formed in 1999 when the North Algona and Wilberforce townships were amalgamated.

Population: 2915 (2016)

The township contains the communities of Allans Corners, Beef Town, Budd Mills, Crooked Rapids, Deacon, Dore Bay, Duquette's Farm, Fourth Chute, Germanicus, Golden Lake, Green Lake, Higginson's Hill, Lake Dore, Lett's Corners, Mink Lake, Mud Lake, Rankin, Slabtown, Trevor Ouellette Lake and Woito.

Canada census – North Algona Wilberforce community profile
 20112016
Population:28732915
Land area:378.53 km2378.98 km2 
Population density:7.6/km2 (20/sq mi)7.7/km2
Median age: 51.5
Total private dwellings:16681752
Median household income: $50,524

Stats Canada - North Algona Wilberforce Township


 

 

Map of NAW Township

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History Of North Algona Wilberforce Township

During the middle and late 1800's this area was settled by Western Europeans (Prussian & Pomeranian) whom we now know as German and Polish along with people from the British Isles (Scottish, English and Irish). All of these immigrants were determined to carve a better way of life for themselves and their children. Their battle for this purpose in this wilderness took its toll. A lot of our cemeteries bear witness to this fact. Lumbering and farming were the mainstays of the economy that developed in this area.  

In 1851 the Township of Wilberforce was incorporated. This encompassed the same area as the present Township. In 1918 North Algona separated from Wilberforce mainly due to the difficulty in representation over the large area of the Township at that time. In 1999 the two Municipalities once again amalgamated to form what is now North Algona Wilberforce Township. The pristine lakes and rivers of our municipality which are now a haven for tourists, retired people and fishermen could tell many stories of hardships and the endurance of the people who carved out and formed the standard of living which we now enjoy. Farming and lumbering have all but given way to professionals and commuting blue-collar workers. Good roads now shorten distances and the information highway is just a click away. The lasting history of those first pioneers is evident in our Christian faiths. Many denominations are present in this area, including Anglican, Lutheran, Baptist, United and Roman Catholic to name just a few. Many of the small but busy settlements of the early 1900's are now gone but stories and ghosts of another time remain in our minds. It has been said that this is God's county. Maybe this name suits North Algona Wilberforce Township.   Prepared by: North Algona Heritage Foundation

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March 2019
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February 24, 2019

Category: Free Public Skating at Eganville Arena

Free Public Skating at Eganville Arena
February 25, 2019

Category: Council MeetingsCouncil Training Session

Council Training Session
February 26, 2019

Category: Council MeetingsBudget Meeting

Budget Meeting

Category: RecreationWalking Club - Opeongo High School

Walking Club - Opeongo High School
February 27, 2019 February 28, 2019

Category: RecreationWalking Club - Opeongo High School

Walking Club - Opeongo High School
March 1, 2019 March 2, 2019
March 3, 2019 March 4, 2019 March 5, 2019

Category: RecreationWalking Club - Opeongo High School

Walking Club - Opeongo High School

Category: Council MeetingsRegular Meeting of Council

Regular Meeting of Council
March 6, 2019 March 7, 2019

Category: RecreationWalking Club - Opeongo High School

Walking Club - Opeongo High School
March 8, 2019 March 9, 2019
March 10, 2019 March 11, 2019

Category: RecreationRecreation Committee Meeting

Recreation Committee Meeting
March 12, 2019

Category: Council MeetingsBudget Presentation to Public

Budget Presentation to Public

Category: RecreationWalking Club - Opeongo High School

Walking Club - Opeongo High School
March 13, 2019 March 14, 2019

Category: RecreationWalking Club - Opeongo High School

Walking Club - Opeongo High School
March 15, 2019

Category: RecreationFree Public Skating Sponsored by NAW Township

Free Public Skating Sponsored by NAW Township
March 16, 2019

Category: RecreationFree Public Skating Sponsored by NAW Township

Free Public Skating Sponsored by NAW Township

Category: EventsMaple Tree Tapping

Maple Tree Tapping
March 17, 2019 March 18, 2019 March 19, 2019

Category: RecreationWalking Club - Opeongo High School

Walking Club - Opeongo High School

Category: Council MeetingsRegular Meeting of Council

Regular Meeting of Council
March 20, 2019 March 21, 2019

Category: RecreationWalking Club - Opeongo High School

Walking Club - Opeongo High School
March 22, 2019 March 23, 2019
March 24, 2019 March 25, 2019 March 26, 2019

Category: RecreationWalking Club - Opeongo High School

Walking Club - Opeongo High School
March 27, 2019 March 28, 2019

Category: RecreationWalking Club - Opeongo High School

Walking Club - Opeongo High School
March 29, 2019 March 30, 2019
March 31, 2019 April 1, 2019 April 2, 2019

Category: RecreationWalking Club - Opeongo High School

Walking Club - Opeongo High School
April 3, 2019 April 4, 2019

Category: RecreationWalking Club - Opeongo High School

Walking Club - Opeongo High School
April 5, 2019 April 6, 2019

Category: RecreationVolunteer Appreciation and Community Input Event

Volunteer Appreciation and Community Input Event