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Reinstate "Home of Gordon Lightfoot" Signs (Orillia, Ontario, Canada)

710 Signatures Goal: 100,000

Dear City Council (Orillia, Ontario, Canada),

It is with great respect and admiration for your fine city, that I propose for your consideration, the reinstatement of the "Home of Gordon Lightfoot" or "The Birthplace of Gordon Lightfoot" moniker, to be added to the welcome signs that you currently have in place.

It is important for us to recognize the achievements of talented and successful Canadians, so as to inspire the younger generation and instil a greater sense of pride in all Canadians. There isn't a better place to honour Gordon Lightfoot than in the city where he grew up.

According to Lightfoot, Pierre Berton said to him, "You know, Gord, you said as much in that song (THE CANADIAN RAILROAD TRILOGY) as I said in my book." Berton was referring to his two books about the building of the railway across Canada, The National Dream and The Last Spike.

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Don Coleman - Canadian Musician, Songwriter and Performer

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  • Beau Prideaux
    Beau Prideaux Australia, Southbank
    Nov 25, 2015
    Nov 25, 2015
    The man is a legend.
    An extremely talented man who thro his songs painted beautiful pictures of Canada..
  • Gail
    Gail United States, Philadelphia
    Nov 25, 2015
    Nov 25, 2015
    Gordon is a treasure to Canada & the world! He is THE troubadour - so deserving of this recognition.
  • James Brooke
    James Brooke United States, Lapeer
    Nov 25, 2015
    Nov 25, 2015
    A great Canadian deserves to be honored in this way again.
  • S. Kilpatrick
    S. Kilpatrick Canada, Lansdowne
    Nov 25, 2015
    Nov 25, 2015
    Do it!!! Get Gordon back on the signs for Orillia! Why is this even a question? Most places would be shouting to the world that they were the birth place of Gordon Lightfoot.. A sign recognizing Gordon's birth town would certainly make me want to stop and spend some time there. Recognize the treasure that he is and put his name back on the sign........PLEASE!
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