Sir Thomas Shaughnessy Day

This photo shows Jeremiah R. Brown (known as J.R.) and his wife Mary Anne. J.R. Brown was a member of Summerland’s first municipal council.

This photo shows Jeremiah R. Brown (known as J.R.) and his wife Mary Anne. J.R. Brown was a member of Summerland’s first municipal council. On Oct. 14

This photo shows Jeremiah R. Brown (known as J.R.) and his wife Mary Anne. J.R. Brown was a member of Summerland’s first municipal council.

On Oct. 14, 1907, “Councillor C.J. Thomson moved, and seconded by J.R. Brown, that Council request the Reeve (Mayor) to proclaim a civic half-holiday on Friday October18th 1907” to honour the annual visit of Sir Thomas Shaughnessy.

One hundred years later, municipal council proclaimed Oct. 18 2007 as Shaughnessy Day.