Old Meg II is flanked by one of Rotary’s sponsors Chuck Fournier of Creative Concrete and well known artist Dave Sheridan (right), designer and key builder of the cement statue – Brockville Rotary Submitted Photo
Brockville – The clock stops when Old Meg II drops from its spot on the ice, situated in the harbour along the Blockhouse Island causeway. This Brockville Rotary eco-friendly cement statue, an imitation of the Brockville Rowing Club’s fundraiser Old Meg, will slide or could plummet into the frigid water as the weather warms and ice melts.
The Brockville Rotary Clubs want to bring a little fun to the public, as we are without many events taking place in the region, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. So, for entertainment purposes, visit the Rotary website, oldmeg.rotarybrockville.ca , specifically for this event, to guess the day and time of the environmentally friendly Old Meg II, as she faces her fall. If you select the correct day and time, you will be able to sing your own praises, as a winner.
The Old Boys Association of the Brockville Rowing Club ran this lottery from 1963 to 1969 with placing a real vehicle, from a scrap yard, less the fluids, on the ice near the Rowing Club. Tickets were sold and the funds raised were used to buy much needed equipment and to further amateur rowing. This came to an end when government regulations caused the Club to abandon this contest.
Don’t wait to place your anticipated date and time stoppage of the clock that records Old Meg II's demise. Go to oldmeg.rotarybrockville.ca , enter your name, the selected date and the time.