The Independent Staff
Corunna is planning a party for its favourite son.
Derek Drouin claimed gold at the Rio Olympics jumping 2:38 in the competition – a height he alone cleared.
That jump lifted the spirits of a nation and his hometown of Corunna. St. Clair Township Mayor Steve Arnold says everyone is thrilled for Drouin’s success. “What a great thing to have happen for a community and for him as an athlete,” says Arnold. “How many people from Canada – there are only four this time – have a gold medal and we’re so fortunate to have one in our community.”
Arnold says community will celebrate Saturday with a parade, speeches and time for people to meet Drouin. The parade starts at 11 am and the event runs until 3 pm.
Banners and signs have already been erected by the township.
And, as the township decides on the accolades for Drouin, Arnold says he may have been given the highest honour – the local Tim Hortons made a Derek Drouin doughnut.
“How much more Canadian can you get to have a donut named after you especially a Tim Horton’s doughnut?” The outlet plans to make a special one just for Drouin when he comes home.