Please plan on joining the New Year’s Levee at Town Hall from noon to 2:00 on Sunday, January 1st. It is a great opportunity to meet with members of Council and learn about some of the issues that are on the horizon for 2017 here in the Village. Some extra excitement for this year includes the “official” raising of the new Village of Westport Sesquicentennial Flag at 1:00 by the Royal Canadian Legion’s Colour Party. And – fingers crossed – I hope that there are two surprise guests. The designer of the Westport Flag is hoping to join us and see her design flying outside Town Hall. And if all of the details come together prior to January 1st, the new CAO/Clerk for the Village will be here. Stay tuned…..
Last May, a Mayor’s Task Force was formed to plan events to celebrate Canada’s Sesquicentennial . Any member of the public was invited to participate and the team has put together a fabulous variety of events that cover the whole year!
The birthday party begins on January 1st with the Mayor’s New Year’s Levee at Town Hall. Lots of food, friends and fun. It all begins at noon and runs until 2:00 p.m. Both MP Gord Brown and MPP Steve Clarke are joining us for the levee. Special Surprise? Raising our new Westport Sesquicentennial Flag.
And on Sunday, January 15, you can join Sir John A MacDonald and Lady Agnes for tea and hear what our Founder has to say about Confederation when he gives one of his historic speeches. Meet Sir John A at the Legion between 2 and 4:00 p.m. Free will offering.
February birthday events are being finalized and will offer lots of winter fun.
Please join Council and me at Town Hall on Friday, January 1st for our 2nd annual Mayor’s New Year’s Levee. Kick off 2016 by visiting with neighbours and friends between noon and 2:00 p.m. Hope to see you on January 1st!