Town expresses condolences on the passing of Vernon Roote

Town Council was saddened to learn of the passing of former Chief Vernon Roote on Friday.  Chief Roote’s dedication to his community and the Anishinaabeg is unquestionable, not only because of his long service to the Saugeen First Nation Council, but also for his advocacy on behalf of Indigenous peoples.  

We know that he kept his people’s traditions and language alive by his teachings and by his actions. That leadership also extended outward, and the Town appreciates the positive working relationship he had with our community.

On behalf of the community of Saugeen Shores, Council offers its deepest sympathies to the Roote family and the Saugeen First Nation for their loss.

Luke Charbonneau
Mayor, Town of Saugeen Shores