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Celebrate Canada 150

2017 marks Canada's 150th Birthday, and cities all across the country and celebrating with special events throughout the year!

Halton Hills is going to playing host to a wide variety of events throughout the entire year to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday! From small-scale competitions to large-scale festivals, every corner of our community is getting involved in this special occasion!



Norval-on-the-Credit

It’s been a summer of delays due to watermain construction in Norval – but our 16ft pollinator canoe to honour the Credit River and our First...
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Submit your event to VHH.ca!

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Canada Day in Glen Williams

Come out and celebrate Canada Day in Glen Williams!
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Canada Day in Prospect Park

Join us Saturday July 1, 2017 at 6:00pm in Acton's Prospect park to celebrate Canada's birthday!
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Not-So-Empty-Bowls

Credit Valley Artisans is making 150 Bowls. Customers choose the bowl they want and have it filled with delicious soup from Heather’s Bakery in...
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Georgetown Fall Fair

The Georgetown Fall Fair will take place on September 8-10, 2017. You can pre-purchase weekend & midway passes from the Halton Hills Chamber of...
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Norval Community Association

A nonprofit group involved in municipal issues that affect the village, such as future development, roads and traffic.
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Canada from Sea to Sea to Sea Photography Journey

is such a photographic country and Mike Beedell takes us on a journey from coast to coast and beyond exploring Canada through his photographs.
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Snowbirds to fly over Canada's Most Patriotic Town on August 31!

On the afternoon of Thursday, August 31, 2017, the Town of Halton Hills was treated to a 'fly past' by the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, 431 Air...
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Norval-on-the-Credit

It’s been a summer of delays due to watermain construction in Norval – but our 16ft pollinator canoe to honour the Credit River and our First Nations is finally a reality. It will be installed on site over the next week – with the help of contractors and the artist, Doris Treleaven of Metalscapes.

You are cordially invited to our scheduled launch celebrations on October 21st at 10 AM.

I hope that you are able to attend this ceremony and installation of an historic reminder of our past and the beginning of part of the Credit Valley Trail.

We will have the Toronto Zoo with their turtle exhibit to teach us more about our environment.
Bring your family and friends – and maybe a native pollinator plant or seeds to start off our canoe garden for the pollinators in the spring.

For more information please contact 905-877-2579.

 

 


 

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Photo: Georgetown Fall Fair

 

Canada Day in Glen Williams

IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM THE DUCK RACE ORGANIZERS - Due to the dangerous conditions in the Credit River this year, we will not be putting the ducks in the water. We will STILL BE SELLING DUCK RACE TICKETS, the winners will just be selected like a normal raffle. We will pull 10 names out of a big bin. Please SPREAD THE WORD so that people DON'T SHOW UP TO THE RIVER AT 4PM to watch the race.

Annual festival celebrating Canada's Birthday. There is a parade at 12:00 led by a pipe band, many activities in the Glen Williams Ball Park, all free to the public.

This year we will be featuring several new items, with a ball game between the trappers and the voyagers, a bubble tent, and other fun activities. There will be an array of craft and local vendors Thee will also be a good selection of food and drinks (non alcoholic) on sale.
Come and visit our lovely hamlet, and enjoy a wonderful day in a beautiful setting.

Glen Williams Canada Day Schedule

8-11 AM: Breakfast in the Park, Served at the Food Booth

9 AM – 2 PM: Bubble Tent – Back Ball Diamond – see how many kinds you can blow

9:30 – 11 AM: History of Glen Williams Treasure Hunt

10 AM: A Baseball Game with a difference

10 AM: Historical Walking Tour – Meet at the Williams Mill – Upper Parking Lot

10 AM – 3 PM: Children’s Activities – under the trees in the park

10 AM – 3 PM: Face Painting at the picnic tables in the park

10 AM – 4 PM: Craft Vendors in the Gazebo Field

12 NOON: THE PARADE
Immediately following the parade the Opening Ceremonies will be held at the main stage in the Gazebo, followed by the presentation of Citizen of the Year, and the cutting of the Canada Day Cake.

1 – 3 PM: Strawberry Tea for Seniors

1:30 PM: Come and try The Cake Walk – front ball diamond

1:30 PM: Morris Men – in front of the Gazebo

2 PM: Cool Running Band at the Gazebo

2:30 PM: The Glen Pet Show, Front Ball Diamond – sponsored by Georgetown Animal Clinic, Back Diamond – Kick Nation

4 PM: The Duck Race (have you got your duck race tickets yet?) The ducks will leave the Park for their annual race down the Credit River. Winners will be announced at the Gazebo immediately following the race. IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM THE DUCK RACE ORGANIZERS - Due to the dangerous conditions in the Credit River this year, we will not be putting the ducks in the water. We will STILL BE SELLING DUCK RACE TICKETS, the winners will just be selected like a normal raffle. We will pull 10 names out of a big bin. Please SPREAD THE WORD so that people DON'T SHOW UP TO THE RIVER AT 4PM to watch the race.

DJ Services of Lee Martin of Martin Media Productions.

Community BBQ & Fireworks – Dinner 6:30 PM. Fireworks at dusk. Tickets: adult/$15; children 5-10 years/$8 (under 5 years free). St Alban’s Church, 537 Main St. Glen Williams. (905) 873-6765.

Please be aware that free parking is available at the Real Canadian Superstore, and two free shuttle buses to/from The Superstore and the Glen, PLEASE use this parking area. There is minimal parking in The Glen.

This will run from 9:30 AM – 5 PM, with a break for the parade 11:40 AM – 1:15 PM.

NOTE ALL ROADS INTO THE GLEN WILL BE CLOSED AT 11:30 – NO TRAFFIC WILL BE ALLOWED INTO THE GLEN AFTER THAT TIME UNTIL 1:30 PM.



Canada Day in Glen Williams Facebook Page

 

Canada Day in Prospect Park

Join us Saturday July 1, 2017 at 6:00pm in Acton's Prospect park, for free live music, family entertainment, a BBQ in support of local charities and more! End the evening by enjoying an incredible Fireworks display courtesy of the Acton Firefighters Association.

Canada Day in Prospect Park Facebook Page

 

Not-So-Empty-Bowls

“Not-so-Empty-Bowls” event
September 30 2017, 11am – 3pm
Norval Presbyterian Church.

Credit Valley Artisans is making 150 Bowls. Customers choose the bowl they want and have it filled with delicious soup from Heather’s Bakery in Georgetown, along with delicious goodies. There will also be 150 small “Canada 150” paintings for sale to the public. All profits will go to the LM Montgomery Museum in Norval as a Canada 150 project.

Learn more at their website or contact Carolyn at 905-877-2579.

Canada Day in Prospect Park Facebook Page

 

Georgetown Fall Fair

The Georgetown Fall Fair will take place on September 8-10, 2017.

Come and help us celebrate Canada's 150 birthday.

If you enjoy a Demolition Derby, Truck Pull, agricultural animals and displays, craft items, entertainment, a beer tent, midway rides and children's activities, then the Georgetown Fall Fair is here for you.

Friday from 5:00pm, we highlight youth activities with midway rides, musical events and social times. Saturday showcases the Baby Show, Agricultural Education Tent, Demolition Derby, beer tent, musical interludes and antique and modern equipment displays. As Sunday is family day, we have the Rabbit Show, Children's Pet Show Kiddie Tractor Pull and our super sized 4x4 Truck and Tractor Pull.

Most events are open throughout the fair so don't miss our Homecraft Exhibits, train ride, food concessions midway rides,stage events, the Knights of Columbus beer tent, merchandise vendors,Silent Auction and local talent.

Help us carry on the 171 year tradition which our ancestors created to bring together the social and economic community. Wear Canada proudly and come see us at the fair.

Admissions

WEEKEND PASS - $20
CHILDREN 6 AND UNDER - Free
CHILDREN 7 - 12 - $3.00 Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
ADULTS - $8.00 Friday, $10.00 Saturday, $8.00 Sunday
HST included in all admissions

Weekend & Midway passes are now available for purchase from the Halton Hills Chamber of Commerce! Learn more.

Hours of Operation

Friday - 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday - 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

For more information please visit the Georgetown Fall Fair website.

Georgetown Fall Fair Facebook Page Georgetown Fall Fair Twitter Page Georgetown Fall Fair Flickr Page

 

Norval Community Association

Norval is going to be celebrating Canada's 150th birthday all throughout 2017 with a variety of events and celebrations! Visit our calendar of events to see what's happening!

Explore Norval where Lucy Maud Montgomery lived for 9 years. Visit the historic sites Montgomery photographed and wrote about in her personal journals.

Norval is family friendly offering beautiful nature trails along the Credit River. McNab Park on Noble Street provides excellent fishing, riverside trail and areas for family picnics.

The Willow Park Ecology Centre provides fascinating nature programs for all ages. Parking is available on Mary Street.

The village of Norval was settled by 1820. Today many buildings remain, including our 3 historic churches which are open to the public.

You will discover our Pioneer Cemeteries, the former home of Lucy Maud Montgomery, the Heritage Garden in Norval Park, our unique Analemmatic Sundial and Willow Park Ecology Centre. Norval is proud of the many century buildings including two Heritage Designated properties the Norval Disciples of Christ Church and Lilac Lawns.

To learn more please visit their website

Georgetown Fall Fair Facebook Page Georgetown Fall Fair Twitter Page Georgetown Fall Fair Flickr Page

 

Canada from Sea to Sea to Sea Photography Journey

Canada is such a photographic country and Mike Beedell takes us on a journey from coast to coast and beyond exploring Canada through his photographs. Come out and see parts of Canada you have never seen before with one of The Royal Canadian Geographic Societies top 100 explorers.
While attending you can also take in the display of local talent. Winning entries from this years PhotoArt community competition will be on display in the Halton Hills Cultural Centre for the entire month of March.

Admission: $15. Tickets are available at the John Elliott Theatre box office or online: www.haltonhills.ca/theatre/

For more information, please visit their website .

Georgetown Fall Fair Facebook Page Georgetown Fall Fair Twitter Page Georgetown Fall Fair Flickr Page

 

Snowbirds to fly over Canada's Most Patriotic Town on August 31!

At 1:45 PM on Thursday, August 31, 2017, the Town of Halton Hills was treated to a 'fly past' by the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, 431 Air Demonstration Squadron.
IT was an amazing moment in the history of Halton Hills. About 3350 people met up at 6 Gathering Locations and lined the streets along the route! HUGE 20x40 Canada Flags were held up by people who came out in celebration of this amazing honour. We wore RED & WHITE - and brought Canada Flags as they flew from Acton Prospect Park to MMSP Georgetown.

1. Prospect Park @ Center of the field with Kathleen Dills
2. Downtown Acton @ United Church Cenotaph Parking Lot with Sheena Switzer Acton BIA
3. Limehouse School Parking Lot with Councillor Ted Brown
4. Downtown Georgetown @ Parking lot beside Yongs by Iron Tree with Wendy Farrow-Reed Downtown Georgetown BIA
5. Dominion Gardens Park @ Flag Pole/Splash Pad with Ann Lawlor, Cheryl Cardon & Sarah Simpson
6. MOLDMASTERS Sports-Plex @ Flag Pole at front with Amy Sykes

This unique opportunity results from the initiative taken by local business Yorkshire Enterprises and a representative from the Canada 150 Federal Secretariat. The fly past recognizes the successful 'most patriotic town in Canada' challenge led by the Halton Hills Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee sub-committee for The Most Patriotic Town Challenge, co-chaired by Cheryl Cardon, Circus Strategic Communications Inc. and Councillor Ann Lawlor. Local sponsors contributed to the effort and residents proudly purchased and displayed 57,074 Canadian flags on July 1, 2017.

"The fly past by the Canadian Snowbirds is just another way that our Town has been taken to new heights," quipped Mayor Bonnette. "I'm delighted that this recognition by such an esteemed and valued symbol of Canada will be sharing their talents with our community."

The fly past will began at Prospect Park in Acton, and conclude at Dominion Gardens in Georgetown.

STAND PROUD HALTON HILLS. WE MADE HISTORY!

To sign up for our Canada's Most Patriotic Challenge eUpdates click here our website.

Snowbirds to fly over Canada Georgetown Fall Fair Twitter Page Georgetown Fall Fair Flickr Page

 

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