Whether is was follow up events by valued local groups like the Armadale Older Adults Club or epic roster of activities by the city – Canada Day celebrations have not waned since our 150th.
It was just a week ago today that the city was treated to an onslaught of ceremonies, galas, presentations, entertainment…and even a parade.
Everything kicked off Monday, July 1st with a citizenship ceremony presided over by Jane Philpott, MP Markham-Stouffville; Majid Jowhari, MP Richmond Hill; Bob Saroya, MP Markham-Unionville; Billy Pang, MPP Markham-Unionville; Paul Calandra, MPP Markham-Stouffville; Logan Kanapathi, MPP Markham-Thornhill and Mayor Frank Scarpitti (all pictured L to R raising their right hands).
Fifty new citizens were sworn in at the civic centre council chambers.
Soon after, everyone congregated to the sold out Seniors’ Luncheon at Le Parc banquet hall in neighbouring Richmond Hill. There, hundreds of local residents were treated to a lavish lunch served up by local city staff, councilors, and even firemen!
One of the biggest spectacles of the day was the People’s Parade where every member of council and our Mayor, of course, had a float. The parade traveled south on McCowan straight into Milne Dam and was sponsored by Honda Canada.
Milne Dam Celebrations
Now the official celebration cite of the city, revelers attending Canada Day celebrations at Milne Dam Conservation area were treated to a slew of event and activities. Among them was live music performed by the local School of Rock on the Bell sponsored main stage.
Also on the roster was an official address by Mayor, Frank Scarpitti, lots of kids activities, different types of food and a top-of-the-line fireworks display.
Armadale Older Adults Club
But, the party didn’t end July 1st, as the Armadale Older Adults Club had a celebration of their own, joining the community with their local representatives in government.
It wasn’t all business, however, as the food, fun, Canada Day themed festivities and stunning live entertainment were also on the menu.
The Armadale Older Adults Club promotes an independent, health and inspiring lifestyle for older adults and seniors in the community.
(Photos courtesy of Martin Kwok)