• A rural farming community that includes the villages and hamlets of Atwood, Britton, Donegal, Gotham, Newry and Trowbridge.
  • The earliest recorded settler was John Grant in 1853
  • Incorporated as a township in 1857
  • Named after Lady Elma Bruce the young daughter of Canada's newly arrived governor-general James Bruce better known as Lord Elgin.

Elma Ward map

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