Living in Dawn Euphemia
Welcome to Dawn-Euphemia, a friendly and caring community, where residents feel a strong sense of attachment, community spirit and pride.
The Township of Dawn-Euphemia has a land area of 445 square kilometres and is located in the south east portion of Lambton County. The Township is bordered on the north by the Township of Enniskillen and the Municipality of Brooke-Alvinston, the east by the Municipality of Southwest Middlesex, the south by the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, and the west by the Township of St. Clair. The Township is characterized by many scenic roads and the meandering Sydenham River that bisects the Township.
The Township has developed around an economy based primarily on agriculture, particularly cash cropping and boosts a thriving agriculture based businesses that service the agricultural community including Cargill, Southwest Ag and Haggerty Creek.
The Township is the home to the Union Gas Dawn Compressor Station and underground storage pools and is known as the largest natural gas compressor station in North America (as measured by horsepower).
Within the Township are a number of small hamlets including communities of Florence, Shetland, Oakdale, Edys Mills, Rutherford, Cairo and Bentpath. One elementary school, known as the Dawn-Euphemia Public School, serves the area.
The Township provides a number of recreational/social facilities including the Florence Fairgrounds that supports the Dawn-Euphemia Community Centre – an 8,600 square foot, multi-purpose facility that comprises the Florence Library, a meeting room, a community hall and a state of the art kitchen. The Fairgrounds also support two ball diamonds; a children’s playground, a tractor pull track, a picnic pavilion and an outdoor rink. Just east of the Hamlet of Shetland, on the north side of Bentpath Line, is the Shetland Conservation Area that comprises a fourteen acre park that is bisected by the Sydenham River and is popular with campers and canoeists who admire and appreciate the scenery and the quietness of the region. The Shetland Conservation Area provides 16 serviced campsites and 15 unserviced campsites, a pavilion for picnics and dock access to the Sydenham River for canoes. The Shetland Conservation Area also hosts the annual St. Clair Region Conservation Area Sydenham Canoe Race in April.
The Township is proud of the service clubs and local organizations that organize and host annual community events including Grand Ole Days, Holiday in the Hamlet, the Canada Day Barbecue, a tractor pull and the Family Fall Festival.
Industry and Community Highlights
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|Average time to Toronto||3h 1 min|
|Average time to Detroit||1h 44 min|