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Canadian Flags planted on every lawn in the Village for July 1st – Thank you!

Members of the Mayor’s Sesquicentennial Task Force were out late June 30 and early July 1 “planting” Canadian flags throughout the Village.  The Village looked ready for its 150th Birthday Party when everyone woke up and visitors arrived.

Special thanks to our “gardeners”: Carmel McCartney & grandson Jack, Father Thomas, Harrison Pringle, Paul Millar & Sons Ltd, Heather Huth, Jacky Brady, Mary Anne Bishop and Kim Bonner.

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Victoria Day Sesquicentennial Tea was a “proper” event!

This week, Queen Victoria dropped in on the Mayor’s Task Force’s Victoria Day Tea!  The tea was organized by Mary Anne Bishop and her team and supported by the women’s church guilds.  It was held at the Lions Club Beach House, with its breathtaking views.  Over 70 women and 1 British gentleman (hats off to you Dr. Rob!) attended, many dressed in clothing consistent with Queen Victoria’s reign.

Thank you to all of the volunteers who made this a wonderful event and to the ladies who came for tea!

Mary Anne Bishop, Jackalyn Brady and Robin Jones – we all want to recognize Dorothy Maynard’s amazing skills as she made all our dresses.  Thank you Dorothy!

Mary Ann Bishop, Jacky and RobinQueen Victoria and friends.JPG

Sesquicentennial Planning continues

The second meeting of the Mayor’s Task Force to plan events to celebrate the Sesquicentennial in 2017 is taking place on Wednesday, June 29 from 4:00- 5:45 at the Lion’s Beach Club House.  We had a great first meeting a month ago that resulted in brainstorming events for each month in 2017.

We are looking for people to help us plan and, in addition to those who are already involved, have opportunities for restaurant owners, church congregations , museum, Chamber of Commerce and members of the general public.

If you have a little time this Wednesday afternoon, come and join the planning for the biggest birthday party this century!  Canada is turning 150 in 2017.

And just so that you (who are old enough) can think back to 1967, here is the song that we all sang.

CA-NA-DA
(One little two little three Canadians)
We love thee
(Now we are twenty million)
CA-NA-DA
(Four little five little six little Provinces)
Proud and free
(Now we are ten and the Territories sea to sea)
(Chorus):
North south east west
There’ll be happy times,
Church Bells will ring, ring, ring
It’s the hundredth anniversary of
Confederation
Ev’rybody sing together!
((Repeat second chorus)

Mayor’s Sesquicentennial Task Force

Canada’s 150th Birthday is coming up fast.  At the March Council Meeting, the Village of Westport established the Mayor’s Sesquicentennial Task Force.  The purpose of this committee is to encourage and coordinate activities throughout 2017 in celebration of our 150th Birthday as a Nation.
I will be hosting a plenary meeting at the Lions Beach House on Tuesday, May 24 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. for volunteer organizations, businesses, churches and committees of Council – and anyone who wants to help out.  Please bring your ideas of what we can do as a whole village or as individuals/groups next year.  We will determine next steps based upon our discussions on the 24th.
Many of us remember 1967 – our Centennial Year … when we sang ….:
CA-NA-DA
We love thee
CA-NA-DA
Proud and free
(Chorus):
North south east west
There’ll be happy times,
Church Bells will ring, ring, ring
It’s the hundredth anniversary of
Confederation
Ev’rybody sing together!
CA-NA-DA
We love thee
CA-NA-DA
Proud and free
Now that you have that tune playing in your head, let’s think about what we can do in the Village to celebrate the Sesquicentennial in a BIG, CANADIAN WAY!
 
Mary Anne Bishop has volunteered to help with this task force.  Many thanks!
 
Please let Mary Anne thepamperedladybug@gmail.com or me know if you are able to attend the meeting.