Date:  Friday June 5, 2015

Location:  Mono Municipal Office, 347209 Mono Centre Road, Mono, ON

Time 4:30 p.m.

History was the muse for 16 year old artist Emily Oaks as she undertook to paint one of the 26 life-sized horse sculptures that make up the Headwaters Parade of Horses. Emily will be at the Mono Municipal Office on Friday June 5 for the official unveiling of ‘Some Gave All’ which she painted over the past two months.

‘Some Gave All’ was inspired by the sacrifices that so many made during the Great War. ‘Some Gave All’ features two silhouettes of battlefield scenes, poppies, barbed wire, the Vimy Ridge Memorial, and the Red Ensign.

The Headwaters Parade of Horses is an undertaking of the Headwaters Equine Leadership Group who are working to position the Headwaters region as a centre of equine excellence in Ontario.  According to committee chair, Ross Millar, “the Parade of Horses is a way to highlight Headwaters Horse Country to international visitors during the Pan Am Games, and to showcase the high calibre of artistic talent found in the region.”

‘Some Gave All’ will be a permanent fixture at the Mono Municipal Office thanks to the generous support of a group of Mono Residents.  The benefactors are Ross Millar, Jim Phillips, Terrance Millar, Jeffery Begg, Frank Tucker, Jorge Bernhard & Graeme Thom.

For more information about Headwaters Parade of Horses visit headwatershorsecountry.ca

Pan Am Games Torch Relay torchbearers

As well as the unveiling of the Headwaters Parade of Horses sculpture, the Town of Mono’s TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay torchbearers will be present for pictures in front of the sculpture.

Mono is proud to have local high school student Ethan Lawson as the Town’s Community Torchbearer who will be carrying the flame into Mono Community Centre on June 12th where it will be on display for 30 minutes.  Unique to the Torch Relay in Mono, the torch will be carried for a portion of the route on horseback. Ross Millar, President of RMG, will carry the torch while other member’s of the local equine community, also on horseback, ride as a group.

For more information on the Pan Am Games Torch Relay and Mono’s community celebration visit townofmono.com/content/pan-am-games