Windsor

Wigged Windsor council considers women's voting rights during historical meeting

Mayor Drew Dilkens and members of council donned wigs and costumes during a historical reenactment of Windsor's first ever council meeting in 1892.

Mayor Drew Dilkens donned a flowing white wig

Mayor Drew Dilkens and members of council donned wigs and costumes during a historical reenactment of the first council meeting after Windsor became a city in 1892. (Aadel Haleem/CBC)

For about a half hour Wednesday night, Windsor's mayor had a full head of hair.

Mayor Drew Dilkens, councillors and city staff donned wigs and costumes during a historical reenactment of the first council meeting after Windsor became a city in 1892.

"This is really a fun thing to do," said Dilkens, his familiar face framed by flowing white curls."I'm kind of liking the fact that I can have hair for a one-hour period of time. It's kind of refreshing."

Council considered delegations on women's right to vote in a light-hearted script that had city staff giggling.

"When you reflect on the city of Windsor it has a very deep and rich history," said Dilkens. "We've pulled some of the elements of our history into this script."

No telling whether or not the outfits will appear again at coming council meetings.