Who we are and What we do

Shrewsbury & Raglan Assembly

Incorporated: August 19, 1965.
Corporation #:      000142626
Charity #:                89183004RR0001
Our mailing address: 

Shrewsbury & Raglan Assembly, 112 New Scotland Line, RR4, Blenheim, Ontario, N0P 1A0.

Created by five original members and any others who hold no-share capital.

This not-for-profit was formed in Ontario with the following registered corporate objects:


  1. To cultivate cooperative and friendly relationship among the residents of the Shrewsbury and Raglan Community.
  2. To provide facilities for the discussion of community projects and for the promotion of the general welfare of the Shrewsbury and Raglan Community.

Executive Directors

President:              John Parker
Vice President      Tony Gaal
Secretary                Renee Kominek
Treasurer:              Beth Schieman-Doherty,
Director: Fiona Fieback

Director: Basil Hartford
Director: Ben Coll
Director: Kris Osborn

Hall Booking:   Basil Hartford
Events and rentals can be booked by calling:

Basil Hartford - 676-4587

Hall availability is given on a first-come basis with deposit paid.

General Meetings are held the third Wednesday of every other month.

Events hosted by the Assembly:

  • Monthly BINGO (1st Sunday 2-4);
  • Maple Syrup Festival, (March);
  • Ribs & Blues Festival, (July);
  • New Year’s Eve Dance;
  • New Year’s Day Free Breakfast;
  • Valentine Dance;
  • Halloween Dance;
  • Tree Planting;
  • Membership Drive, (May-June).

Discounted event prices
  • Discounted rental rate for the Community Centre for personal family events, (e.g. birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, etc.).
Membership fees are not tax deductable, however tax receipts will be issued for all donations.

Membership Fees:

  • Membership is $20.00 per person, Due June 30th  (18 years of age or older).
  • Shrewsbury and Raglan Residents are eligible for full membership, anyone with an interest in Shrewsbury and Raglan is eligible for Associate Membership.
  • Membership period is one year, from January 1st to December 31st with a 6 month grace period (June 30th)

On the 19th of August, 1965, the Shrewsbury Raglan Assembly, received a Charter of Incorporation without share capital, within the province of Ontario.

Founding members were:
Patricia Newton Roby- Detroit
Douglas Haig Lewis - Detroit
Grant Chappelle - Detroit
Sagasta Murphy- Harwich Township, Kent County
Wellington Hartford- Harwich Township, Kent County

* Not at Arm's Length