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Municipality of Huron East Congratulates Local Youth on Winning 2018 Enterprise Award

Press Release from the:


“An Academic Engine for Entrepreneurs”

Located within Canada’s most innovative university, and in a region ranked among the top start-up ecosystems in the world, the Conrad School is the academic engine for entrepreneurship on campus, offering programs that are entrepreneurial by design

In June of 2018, Enterprise Co-op students made a pitch for five prizes of $5,000 each at its Ignition Week Pitch Competition. Each competing student had five minutes to pitch their venture to a panel of judges, followed by a three-minute question period. 

As a result, the Municipality of Huron East is excited to announce that Lucas Godkin, local entrepreneur and owner of The Axe and Adze, located just north of Seaforth, Ontario was awarded one of the Norman Esch Enterprise Co-op honours. This recognition is available to students in Engineering at the University of Waterloo.

With a passion for woodwork and eye for detail, Lucas started “The Axe and Adze” to offer homeowners unique options for furnishing their homes.

Appealing to customers, who want something more than the ‘off the shelf’ look, the business offers 100% custom woodwork, and one-of-a-kind handcrafted furniture and home decor.

All Axe and Adze products are made with sustainable and locally-sourced wood. Whether it be reclaimed-wood from a century-old barn or a tree rescued from being chipped, Lucas strives to have an ethical story behind all of his products.

“Congratulations Lucas Godkin, we look forward to watching you soar!”



For information on investing or starting your business in Huron East contact:

Jan Hawley, Economic Development Officer

Municipality of Huron East

Office: 519.527-0160 x5 or CEll: 519.525.7677

The DeWit Suites Grand Opening in Historic Downtown Brussels Ontario

Grand Opening of The DeWit Luxury Suites

Spacious 1, 2 & 3 bedroom suites available by the night, week or month…..

Owner Jackie DeWit and 2017 Winner of the Municipality of Huron East Win This Space is opening her second business in the historic Village of Brussels Ontario and wants to invite you to help celebrate.

Join Jackie at The DeWit Suites Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Sunday, July 29th, 2018 at 1:00 pm followed by a Charity BBQ and tours of her luxury suites and award-winning business, JD & Company, located beside the Brussels Four Winds Wedding & Event Barn.

Learning & Growing the Game of Golf

Women’s Golf Day at the Seaforth Golf Club

Sunday, June 3rd, 2018 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm

What: Women’s Golf Day – Learning and growing the game

Who: Women and girls all skill levels 15 years and older

Where: Seaforth Golf Club

When: Sunday, June 3rd 2018 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Cost: Donations in support of Huron Hospice

How: Call 519-522-0985 or email: to register or for more information.  Cam, Carolanne or Robyn will be happy to help you.

What to bring: Golf clubs if you have them (we will provide clubs to those without)

  • Wear golf shoes or running shoes
  • Athletic wear (no short-shorts or tank tops)
  • Hat/Sunscreen/Water bottle
  • Arrive 15 mins early

The Seaforth Golf Club will be hosting its Second Annual Women’s Golf Day on Sunday, June 3rd 2018 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Over 400 golf clubs throughout 28 different countries participate in this event celebrating girls and women playing golf and learning skills that last a lifetime.  Whether you are an avid golfer or you’ve never played before, we have a great day planned for you. 

We will be providing instruction on all parts of the golf game as well as an information session on the rules and etiquette of golf, and draw prizes! 

Ask a friend, sister, cousin, or fellow co-worker to join you in learning a game that can be played for the rest of your life. You might even find that golf is your new hobby for this summer! The Seaforth Golf Club looks forward to hosting you and sharing our love for the game, so spread the word and sign up to take part in this great experience.  

In order to provide everyone with the best experience, we are limiting the event to 50 people so be sure to sign up promptly.