Shelburne’s Home Hardware gets a thumbs up from Don Cherry

August 31, 2013   ·   0 Comments

He’s bold, he’s brutally honest, calls a spade a spade, and he was in Shelburne on  August 22nd paying a visit to old time acquaintance  and new business owner of the Shelburne Home Hardware Building Centre, Bill Gillam and “The Fines Team”.

The man himself, Mr. Don Cherry wowed the few local residents he met as he graciously took time signing autographs, seemingly oblivious to his celebrity in his kind, frank, and genuine delivery engaging in sincere conversation revealing the ‘man’ behind the celebrity is the same guy, humble and authentic.

This visit from Hockey royalty is a real treat for the entire “Fines Team”.

Owner of the Shelburne Home Hardware Building Centre, Bill Gillam had this to say, “Don Cherry is an old acquaintance. He has shopped here before and commented on our excellent customer service.  He has completed many projects taking advantage of our skilled staff’s advice and loves the store.”

And what’s not to love? Proud to be Canadian owned, the owner and staff serve Shelburne with a professional level of excellence, reliability and a trust unparalleled resulting in meeting the needs and requirements of any project a customer may be undertaking. Don Cherry, like Shelburne customers recognise these top qualities and for that reason, the Fines Team has an upstanding reputation. Go to  and watch a Youtube video featuring Bill Gillam and the Fines Team serving Shelburne.

Interesting back story regarding Gillam’s hockey playing son, Mitch Gillam, who just happens to be a huge Don Cherry fan, so much so that each year, this young man gets a new copy of an original Don Cherry suit jacket for Christmas and he proudly dons the jackets at all games. Who could pass up the opportunity for a photo with your favorite icon as Mitch Gillam poses for a photo with one of Hockey’s most famous personalities. Just chosing Don Cherry as a role model reveals some strength of character and mind on young Gillam’s part.

For More information regarding the Shelburne Home Hardware Building Centre 1007–1, located at 725 Steeles St. Box 670, Shelburne, call 519-925-3991, e-mail or visit Go to Shelburne Free Press’ Facebook page and find the link to Shelburne Home Hardware Building Centre’s Youtube video at

By Alex Sher


Photo by Alex Sher
THUMBS UP for Fines Home Hardware – Don Cherry graciously takes photo with long time acquaintance and new owner of the Shelburne Home Hardware Building Centre, Bill Gillam, his son Mitch Gillam and entire “Fines Team” during a surprise visit.

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