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The town of Fergus lies nestled along the tranquil banks of the lovely Grand River about 25 km north of Guelph. Fergus is a town part of The Township of Centre Wellington. Centre Wellington is part of Wellington County and was formed through amalgamation of Fergus and Elora with parts of the townships of Nichol, Pilkington, West Garafraxa and Eramosa.
Originally Fergus was known as Little Falls, because of the scenic waterfalls downtown. Downtown Fergus is rich in history and heritage limestone architecture—a legacy from Scottish forebearers.
St. Andrew Street East, Fergus
Fergus has two major school boards that operate inside the municipality at a public level. The Wellington Catholic District School Board administers Catholic education in Guelph and Wellington County, operating St. Joseph's Catholic Elementary School (JK-8). The Upper Grand District School Board administers to the area surrounding the upper Grand River operating in Fergus, J. D. Hogarth Public School (7-8), John Black Public School, James McQueen Public School (K-6), Victoria Terrace Public School (K-6). Centre Wellington District High School (C.W.D.H.S.) is located in the newer suburbs on the south-east edge of the town. Emmanuel Christian High School (E.C.H.S) is a private Canadian Reformed Christian school located on the east side of Fergus and has a student population of roughly 200.
Fergus is best known for the annual Scottish Festival and Highland Games, held in August. It is also home to North America's largest truck-show held every July, and the Fergus fall fair in October.
A community complex was completed in fall 2006. It includes a 25 metre indoor swimming pool and a second ice rink to complement the previously existing ice facilities.