Canadian National Peacekeepers Day – Bradford Ontario Canada



Canadian National Peacekeepers Day Bradford West Gwillimbury Ontario, Canada July 31, 2019, #Peacekeepers

The honourary flag-raising ceremony took place on Wednesday, July 31 at 6:00 pm at Sunshine Square on Brian Collier Way at the Bradford West Gwillimbury Leisure Centre.

WHEREAS: We raise the United Nations flag on behalf of the past, present and future peacekeepers residing in Central Ontario; and

WHEREAS: On August 9, 1974, an aircraft was shot down during peacekeeping duties, ultimately killing all nine personnel on board. It was and still is the largest loss of Canadian Peacekeepers in a single day. Cpl B.K. Stringer and WO C.B. Korejwo were two soldiers from this area that made the supreme sacrifice; and

WHEREAS: The United Nations flag is raised and flown to honour the memory of the many Canadians who have given their lives in the service of peace. It also demonstrates our continued support of the brave men and women who are currently on active duty in foreign lands; and

WHEREAS: We continue to recognize our home town hero, Sapper Brian Collier, amongst the Canadian soldiers who have lost their lives while serving in Afghanistan.

Forevermore, may we honour their sacrifice and the sacrifices made by their families and loved ones at home.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: That His Worship Mayor Rob Keffer and Members of Council proclaim August 4-10, 2019 as PEACEKEEPERS WEEK in the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury, and recognize August 9 as CANADIAN NATIONAL PEACEKEEPERS DAY.


National Organ And Tissue Donation Awareness Week – Bradford Ontario Canada

National Organ And Tissue Donation Awareness Week – Bradford West Gwillimbury 

The flag raising took place on Saturday, April 20, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. in front of the Bradford West Gwillimbury BWG Courthouse at 57 Holland Street East. For one week, every April, National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week (NOTDAW) is celebrated across the country. This year it runs in the week of April 21 to 27.


National Organ And Tissue Donation Awareness Week – Bradford West Gwillimbury

Video of the Flag Raising can be located here on Facebook

National Organ And Tissue Donation Awareness Week in Bradford West Gwillimbury Ontario Canada April 20th 2019

Henderson Memorial Park – Bradford West Gwillimbury

The official ribbon cutting for the Opening of Henderson Park in the town of Bradford West Gwillimbury. Bradford Mayor Rob Keffer and members of council came out to do the official ribbon cutting. The park is now open from 9 am to 11 pm daily, There is a basketball court, Tennis Court, 3 soccer fields & splash pad ( opening on June 1st. ) So far, this is phase 1. There will be much more to come to the park stay tuned. The address is Henderson Memorial Park #3171 9th Line Bradford Ont Canada.

Henderson Memorial Park

Henderson Memorial Park #3171 9th Line Bradford West Gwillimbury Ontario Canada.

The Henderson Memorial Park property is comprised of 97 acres and is located on the south-west corner of Sideroad 10 and Line 9, and includes a rolling topography with natural features including a creek system and a small woodlot. The property was donated by Mrs. Phyllis Henderson in 2009 to the municipality for active and passive recreational purposes suitable for the entire family. The Department of Leisure Services along with the project consultant worked with the public on the planning and design process. Henderson Memorial Park will be a key destination for all residents of Bradford West Gwillimbury with a variety of needs and interests.

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Then & Now 12 Holland Street West Bradford Ontario Canada

Bradford Ontario Canada 12 Holland Street West 1950

Then & Now 12 Holland Street West – Downtown Bradford Ontario Canada

Then and Now Downtown Bradford Ontario Canada 12 Holland Street West.

12 Holland St. West was built in the Ontario Vernacular style around Circa 1870. The two-storey, commercial, detached ‘row’ building had a narrow rectangular plan with an asymmetrical organization. ‘Main street’ frontage with a typical storefront façade was located at the street line. The plain façade was characterized by a high, flat, ‘boomtown’ façade and cornice with brick dentils. The two-bay-façade each had its own entrance and storefront. Existing doors and storefronts are not original. The original, large, second-floor windows (characterized by segmented arch openings and concrete sills) have been partially bricked in, but are still visible from the brick voussoirs. The building has masonry construction with brick cladding and a flat, built-up tar and gravel roof.  Continue reading