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Our municipality was amalgamated in 1975 from two historic County townships, Blandford and Blenheim.

Read more about the origin of the names of the villages in our township.



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The History of Blenheim

The following essay was written by Norman Peat from Ratho in the early 1930’s, as part of an essay contest for the County of Oxford. This winning essay was published in the Woodstock Newspaper. The essay is interesting in the fact that being written in the early 1930’s, Blenheim Township was less than a century old at the time, therefore the information contained in the essay was relatively recent news.

Norman was born on January 8th, 1916 to Wallace and Maggie Peat (nee Hogarth). Maggie passed away very shortly after Norman’s birth and was raised by his Father, as well as the Hogarth family, particularly his Maiden Aunts, Anna and Jean. Norman was the apple of his Aunt’s eyes and did very well in school. Norman enlisted in the 2nd World War and was reported missing on May 27th, 1943 while serving with an Air Sea Rescue Squadron. At the time of his demise he was trying to rescue another pilot near the Galite Islands in the Mediterranean Sea.

Read the prize winning history in Blenheim essay

Township Staff
Chief Building Official
John Scherer
Phone: 519-462-2697 (East Zorra Tavistock Office)
Fax: 519-463-5881
Building Inspector / Property Standards Enforcement Officer
Ray Belanger
Phone: 519-463-5347 ex 7429
Fax: 519-463-5881
Dustin Robson
Phone: 519-539-9800 ex 3211
Drainage Superintendent
Jim Harmer
Phone: 519-463-5347 ex 7433
Fax: 519-463-5881
Rodger Mordue
Phone: 519-463-5347 ex 7427
Fax: 519-463-5881
Deputy Clerk
Sarah Matheson
Phone: 519-463-5347 ex 7422
Fax: 519-463-5881

Director of Finance/Treasurer
Denise Krug
Treasury, Budgeting, Financial Reporting & Planning
Phone: 519-463-5347 ex 7424
Fax: 519-463-5881
Deputy Treasurer/Revenue Co-ordinator
Katie Koski
Accounts Receivable, Payroll, Property Tax Administrator
Phone: 519-463-5347 ex 7425
Fax: 519-463-5881
Finance/ Customer Service Clerk
Shanna Kamenar
Phone: 519-463-5347 ex 7421
Fax: 519-463-5881

Director of Protective Services
Fire Chief
Rick Richardson
Phone: 519-463-5347 ex 7423
Fax: 519-463-5881
Protective Services Administrator
Michelle VanWyk
Protective Services Administration / CEMC
Phone: 519-463-5347 ex 7432
Fax: 519-463-5881
Director of Public Works
Jim Borton
Phone: 519-463-5347 ex 7426
Fax: 519-463-5881
Road Supervisor
Ben Minutillo
Drumbo Shop: 519-463-5389
Manager of Community Services
Trevor Baer
Arena Contact, Maintenance Lead
Phone: 519-684-7482
Fax: 519-684-6886