A successful sesquicentennial
Godwin Chan Richmond Hill Ward 6 Councillor
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.