Community groups recognized in Carleton Place as part of 200th anniversary celebrations
On July 11th, 2019, Carleton Place Mayor Doug Black and Council hosted a reception in the Town Hall Auditorium as part of the 200th Anniversary Celebrations to recognize community groups and organizations such as, but not limited to, service clubs, churches, local sports organizations, with an outstanding commitment of volunteer service in the community.
Invitees were the head of each club, church, etc. who represented the different organizations.
The celebration is in addition to the Town’s Annual Appreciation Night which honours all the volunteers who serve on the Corporation’s Committees and Boards, and its staff.
Mayor Black addressed the crowd and thanked them for their service.
“I have talked to so many new residents who have chosen Carleton Place seeking a better quality of life,” said the Mayor. “Quality of life in Carleton Place has been achieved by the contribution of you, the unsung, unassuming, quiet, shy, non-recognition seeking individuals who have been invited here tonight.” He added, “Keep doing what you are doing to continue making Carleton Place the best it can be. Your incredible value to our community can be contagious.”
As part of the evening, Councillor Linda Seccaspina gave an overview of the history of volunteerism in Carleton Place, highlighting some notable volunteers from the community’s past.
Jennifer Irwin delivered a brief presentation on the community’s history and highlighted the Museum’s contribution to the 200th Celebrations.
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