Carleton Place New Year’s Levy and Canada 150 Launch

January 3, 2017 by
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Carleton Place Mayor Louis Antonakos and Councilor Shawn Redman (white tux with red accessories) handed out flags and celebratory stick on tattoos as they greeted arriving residents at the Levy.

This year’s annual Carleton Place Levy saw the launch of the town’s Canada 150 celebrations.

Carleton Place Mayor Louis Antonakos and Councilor Shawn Redman, resplendent in a white tux with red accessories, greeted residents as they arrived on New Year's Day.

At 2:00 p.m. the upper hallway at the arena was opened up for children’s crafts and activities leading up to the Zippy the Clown performance at 3:30 p.m.  All the activities were free of charge.

According to Redman, the town has applied for several Canada 150 grants, but like many communities in the region has not yet heard whether any of the applications have been successful.

In the meantime the town has set aside $40,000 in its 2017 budget to support and augment celebrations in town.

All the planned festivities will either be free of charge or at minimal cost in a real effort to include everyone in the community.

So far the plans are to augment existing annual events with additional entertainment around the 150 theme.  The next planned event is the Winter Carnival on Feb 25th.

Community groups are also encouraged to partner with the town to take advantage of group advertising and the town's new Canada 150 logo.

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