A suc­cess­ful sesqui­cen­ten­nial

God­win Chan Rich­mond Hill Ward 6 Coun­cil­lor

Thornhill Post - - News -

As 2017 comes to an end, it is time to look back at the Canada 150 cel­e­bra­tions in Ward 6 and beyond. I am hon­oured to be cho­sen as one of the three Canada 150 com­mu­nity lead­ers in Rich­mond Hill, and in such ca­pac­ity, have the plea­sure of at­tend­ing events show­ing our pride in cel­e­brat­ing 150 years of Con­fed­er­a­tion.

As part of the Canada 150 lo­cal project, the Rich­mond Hill: Grow­ing with Canada ex­hibit trav­elled to Ward 6 last month for pub­lic view­ing, show­ing the tran­si­tion of the town from a small ru­ral com­mu­nity in 1867 to the large ur­ban place as we know it to­day. Se­lected as the only lo­ca­tion in York Re­gion on the na­tional tour, Rich­mond Hill was proud to host the Sesqui 360-de­gree film about Canada’s won­ders within their trav­el­ling red cin­e­matic dome in Au­gust. Of the seven com­mu­ni­ties in On­tario host­ing the unique Sesqui show, the town yielded the high­est num­ber of at­ten­dees in the prov­ince.

The Ward 6 Sum­mer­fest also saw a high turnout, with 1,500 peo­ple. There were dis­plays show­ing Canada 150 projects and at­tract­ing unique guests, like a York Re­gional Po­lice dog. With the hol­i­day sea­son upon us, we can re­flect on our town’s achieve­ments and cel­e­brate the year of 2017.

On Sun­day, Jan. 28, 2018, I will hold my an­nual New Year Levee to share up­com­ing ini­tia­tives with the Ward 6 com­mu­nity. It will be held in the York­shire Room, Langstaff Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, 155 Red Maple Rd. from 2 to 4 p.m. Look for­ward to see­ing you there.

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