Fall Colors – The Wing Mirror –
The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury hosted a flag-raising on Sunday, August 25, 2019, at 4:00 p.m.in front of the BWG Courthouse at 57 Holland Street East.
Proclamation: INDEPENDENCE DAY OF UKRAINE – August 24
The Act of Declaration of Independence of Ukraine was adopted by the Ukrainian parliament on August 24, 1991. This declaration established the democratic and sovereign state of Ukraine; and
This occasion is recognized annually by Ukrainians in celebration of their historic past and to honour the fallen heroes who lost their lives fighting for the country’s independence; and
Today, the Independence Day of Ukraine is the country’s primary state holiday and is recognized by the flying of the national flag on the eve of the holiday followed by many celebratory activities; and
The Ukrainian flag was reinstated in 1992 and was adopted by the Parliament of Ukraine, referred to as the Verkhovna Rada, with the colour blue representing the sky, mountains, and waters of Ukraine while the golden yellow band of the flag is symbolic of wheat fields of the country; and
Proud Ukrainian Canadians have chosen Bradford West Gwillimbury as a future for your families, your children and to celebrate your heritage with the community.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED:
That His Worship Mayor Rob Keffer and Members of Council proclaim August 24, 2019, as INDEPENDENCE DAY OF UKRAINE in the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury.
What is Bradford – Carrot Fest? Where did it come from?
The Bradford West Gwillimbury Carrot Fest is one of the Ontario’s best festivals.
For the ninth consecutive year, it has been recognized as a Top 100 Festival by Festivals and Events in Ontario.
The annual event, features various activities, entertainment and vendors, celebrates the area’s agricultural heritage and the role carrots play in the BWG economy.
“Voted as one of the Top 100 events in Ontario by the Festival & Events Ontario for the last 9 years, Carrot Fest returns to Bradford West Gwillimbury! BWG’s 2019 Carrot Fest will take place in the downtown area and at the Bradford & District Memorial Community Centre at 125 Simcoe Road on Friday, August 16 and Saturday, August 17. The event includes a large vendor market with hundreds of vendors, Aqua Dogs, Professional Wrestling events, BMX Stunt Shows, Kids Zone, live stage entertainment and more!
The black organic soils of the Holland Marsh make Bradford West Gwillimbury one of Canada’s biggest carrot-producing regions and the ‘Heart of the Vegetable Industry’. Carrot Fest is a celebration of the region’s agricultural heritage, especially the role played by the carrot in the local economy. Carrot Fest is a way to bring the community together to celebrate, encourage participation and generate pride. What started as a merchant-based community has now developed into a historical event involving not only the residents but people from the global community.”- Source carrotfest.ca
On August 15, 2019, on behalf of the BWG Local History Association, the ‘Bradford 1900’ map was presented, ‘ In Appreciation’ to the BWG Planning and Development Engineering Department. (It will replace the laminate version as seen on the wall). This map was first published in 1977 and the information compiled by long-time Bradford resident Fred Collings.
A copy of this map will be on display during Carrotfest 2019 at the BWG Local History Association booth. This map is available (special order) through the Bradford Print Shoppe in plaque form for only $45