Country Music Hall of Fame – Frontenac News

Donation cheque to Pine Meadow Nursing Home in Northbrook, Ontario

(l-r) Karen Anderson (FJ Registration Coordinator), Margaret Palimaka (Administrator of Pine Meadow), Bob Taylor ( FJ President), Betty McKittrick (Treasurer), Rosie Shiner (Vice-President)

This week, the Land O’Lakes Traditional Country Music Hall of Fame announced who the inductees for 2017 are going to be. The second annual awards will handed out this summer as part of the Flinton Jamboree on Saturday August 5th at 3:00 during a gala show featuring hall of fame members.

This years inductees in the musician category are Bill White from Harrowsmith, Neville Wells from Ompah, Ross Clow from Verona, and Lionel Grimard from Harlowee. In the songwriter category, Sheila Calthorpe of Yarker, and in the posthumous category, Bob Goodberry from Verona. Many of the names on the list are familiar to music enthusiasts throughout the region as they have played regularly over the years and still play today. Within the past few months all of the living musicians on the list have played at local venues.

The hall of fame will be enshrined virtually in the coming months with the creation of a comprehensive website.

In addition to establishing the hall of fame, the Flinton Jamboree has been active in other ways in recent weeks.

Pine Meadow residents and staff were delighted to be presented with a cheque for $1000.00 from the Flinton Jamboree Committee on Mar.17, 2017. The 2016 Flinton  Jamboree was very successful and the organizing committee decided to donate to Pine Meadow’s capital campaign to replace 11 bay windows at a  total cost of approximately $125,000. Five windows were completed in 2016. At least 3 more will be able to be done this summer and the project will hopefully be completed in the summer of 2018. Thanks to the Flinton Jamboree Committee and all the other individuals, organizations, counties and townships who have helped us with this ongoing project.

More donations are welcome and still needed!

The 2017 Flinton Community Jamboree will take place August 3-6 on the grounds of  the Flinton Recreational Centre. For more information about the event or to volunteer or donate, please visit their website at  All the contact information is there. One way or another, come out and support a fantastic weekend of live music!

This article reposted from the Frontenac News, May 3, 2017, written by Jeff Green

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