Canada 150 Celebrations Continue In Richmond Hill

As we look forward to the next 150 years of Canada we also look back at our past. The banner photo on this month’s e newsletter is the cover of a booklet published by the Richmond Hill Jaycees celebrating Canada’s 100th anniversary. Prominently displayed on this cover is a rose, which to this day, remains a symbol of Richmond Hill. Did you know that Richmond Hill was an important global producer of roses in the early to mid 1900s?

This Jaycee booklet is part of our Heritage Artifact collection. Our artifact collection captures and preserves vignettes of Richmond Hill’s past. This extensive collection is stored at the Operations Centre and parts of the collection are displayed on a rotating basis at the Heritage Centre at 19 Church St N. Until September 30th a presentation entitled Coming Up Roses, related to our past Rose Growing Industry, will be displayed at the Heritage Centre. Details of this presentation are included below in this e newsletter.

There is still much to see and do in Richmond Hill this summer. Richmond Hill hosted our annual Canada Day celebrations and fireworks display at Richmond Green to celebrate Canada 150 and the celebrations of this landmark occasion continue throughout the year.

Finally, on August 29th I will be also hosting my Annual Ward 4 Community BBQ. New this year, we will be hosting a Monarch Butterfly expert to speak about Monarch Butterflies. We will also be releasing some Monarchs. Please feel welcome to come out, meet your neighbours, have a hamburger (or a veggie burger) and a roasted corn on the cob. I have ordered sunny and warm weather for that day.

I always appreciate hearing your comments about any issue in our community. It is through this collaboration that we all make our community the vibrant and active place that it is. Please do not hesitate to contact me by phone or email at any time. My email address is [email protected], my cell number is 416-346-3090 and my office number is 905-771-2480.

David West
Ward 4 Councillor Richmond Hill