Community

Our home town of Hagersville, population 2,600, was first settled by the Hager family – hence the name. They were an industrious family, building the first bridge across the Grand River in Caledonia, and then moving further south to establish the village of Hagersville. They built homes and barns, an inn, and opened grocery and dry goods stores – the first merchants in this area.

We are proud of two elementary schools, a secondary school, and the West Haldimand General Hospital, all serving the needs of west Haldimand County.

There is a vibrant downtown shopping district with grocery and drug stores, a hardware store, an appliance store, banks, car dealerships, and from early spring until late fall, Wednesday morning is “market day” on the town square with fresh produce, meats and flowers offered for sale by farmers from across the county and the Niagara Peninsula.

Our town features a modern arena, three ball diamonds, an outdoor pool, and a skateboard park. There are eight churches, a community centre, a library, a Legion hall, and a modern fire hall for the volunteer fire department. Several service clubs support our town and area.

Adjacent to Hagersville are the New Credit and Six Nations reserves. Eachsummer, Powwows are held to celebrate their rich heritage of song and dance. A new lacrosse arena provides a venue for a popular sporting activity. Local native crafters and their wares can be found throughout their communities.

Hewitt’s Dairy has been part of this community since 1887. We presently support a workforce of 65 employees who primarily live in Hagersville and the surrounding area. Our company is proud to support and sponsor many community activities, local service groups, and community members throughout the year. In 1994, Hewitt’s Dairy was honoured with an Ontario Economic Renewal Award, and in 2005 was presented with the “Business of the Year Award” from the Hagersville Chamber of Commerce.  In the Spring of 2013, Hewitt’s was presented with Haldimand County’s 2012 Business Excellence Award.