Downtown Bowmanville Christmas Tree Lighting Tonight, December 6, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
Be sure to head to downtown Bowmanville tonight for our annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and “Moonlight Magic” tonight, from 6:30pm to 11pm.
Come experience a Historic Downtown Christmas!
There will be a countdown to the lighting of the town’s huge Christmas tree, Christmas carol singing, and you can have your picture taken with Santa and his Live Reindeer! This a great time to Christmas shop, as participating downtown stores remain open late and many have sales for the evening. See you all there!
Camp 30 Foundation Board Members Selected
I would like to extend a sincere “thank you” and “congratulations” to all my colleagues on the Task Force, and especially to Faye Langmaid, our Municipal Manager of Special Projects with the Municipality of Clarington and Ben Earle of the Community Development Council of Durham who really went and above and beyond in guiding the Task Force and helping us to establish the Foundation. Their tireless efforts in working with the Task Force to establish the Board’s mandate, inviting applicants, reviewing curricula vitae and interviewing potential candidates is appreciated.
This class is a component of Durham College’s School of Justice and Emergency Services program and it was great to have an opportunity to engage students in meaningful discussion about the interplay of law, public policy and local governance.
I also really enjoyed receiving constructive feedback from the students on some important issues affecting our community in the Municipality of Clarington ranging from our recent implementation of new provisions to our Councillor Code of Conduct which prohibit members of Council from receiving undeclared gifts or benefits from lobbyists to the feasibility of building of a new multi-purpose recreational facility to service Bowmanville residents. I also received some creative suggestions to address the problems that residents in the Trudeau Drive area are experiencing arising from the pedestrian walkway.
Ms. Sethi is fortunate to have such engaged and thoughtful students. Thank you again, both students and instructor, for a truly memorable experience this morning!
Today is Remembrance Day
Thoughtful addresses were delivered by Mayor Adrian Foster, MPP John O’Toole and MP Erin O’Toole to the crowd gathered at the Bowmanville Cenotaph, and I was pleased to be joined by my Council colleagues from Wards 1, 2 and 4, Joe Neal, Ron Hooper and Wendy Partner.
A special “thank you” should also go to the Bowmanville Legion Branch 178 and their Zone Seargent at Arms, Mr. John C. Greenfield, who did a wonderful job, as always, keeping everyone “in line” and “on time”. It was great to see representatives from DRPS and Clarington Firefighters Local 3139. as these men and women also risk their lives on a daily basis to keep our communities safe.
I am now looking forward to paying respects this evening with residents at a ceremony in Ward 3, which will take place at the Wheelhouse, Wilmot Creek, beginning at 7:00 p.m
A Remembrance Day Service will be held today, Wednesday November 6, 2013 at the Bowmanville Hospital. This marks the first of only two services to be held in Ward 3. Wilmot Creek will be holding a ceremony at 7:00 p.m. in the evening on Remembrance Day.
Finally, the Bowmanville Cenotaph ceremony will take place also on Remembrance Day, Monday November 11, 2013 commencing at 10:00 a.m.
Please join me in paying our respects to the hard working men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Tacitus Annals II, 20: spes in virtute, salus ex victoria. (“valour was their only hope, victory their only safety”, commonly trans. “valour in hope”).
Please join the Bowmanville Professional and Business Women’s Club for an evening of great food and great conversation - and an amazing silent auction!
This event will be a wonderful opportunity to get to know many of the hard-working businesswomen in your community as we celebrate Women’s History Month. See you there!
Please join members of the Samuel Wilmot Nature Area Advisory Committee for our first-ever Scavenger Hunt this Saturday, September 21, 2013!
There will be prizes for the kiddies and it’s a great way to get outside and enjoy the natural beauty of the Samuel Wilmot Nature Area and have some fun while learning about the environment at the same time. And did I mention it was FREE?! See you Saturday!