Ukrainian Independence Day Flag Raising Bradford West Gwillimbury

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.

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INDEPENDENCE DAY OF UKRAINE – August 24 2019 – Bradford West Gwillimbury

Proclamation: INDEPENDENCE DAY OF UKRAINE – August 24

WHEREAS:
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

WHEREAS:
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

WHEREAS:
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

WHEREAS:
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

WHEREAS:
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.

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INDEPENDENCE DAY OF UKRAINE – August 24 2019 – Bradford West Gwillimbury

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Carrot Fest Bradford 2019 Biggest Carrot Festival in Canada!

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.

Carrot Fest 2019 Bradford Nicholas Molnar Photographer

Carrot Fest 2019 Bradford West Gwillimbury Ontario Canada

“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!

Bradford West Gwillimbury Council 2019 Carrot Fest Nicholas Molnar Photography

Carrot Fest 2019 Bradford West Gwillimbury Ontario Canada

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

 

BWG Local History Association presented 1900’s Map

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

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In Appreciation – From the Bradford West Gwillimbury Local History Association 

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Canadian National Peacekeepers Day – Bradford Ontario Canada

CANADIAN NATIONAL PEACEKEEPERS DAY Friday, August 9, 2019

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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.
Proclamation

CANADIAN NATIONAL PEACEKEEPERS DAY Friday, August 9, 2019
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.

Exploring the Countryside of Simcoe County

Bradford West Gwillimbury, Ontario, Canada
#BWG #Bradford #Ontario, Exploring the Countryside of Bradford West Gwillimbury, Bond Head, Coulson’s Hill, Deerhurst, Dunkerron, Green Valley, Newton Robinson, and Pinkerton.

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Exploring the Countryside of Bradford West Gwillimbury, Bond Head, Coulson’s Hill, Deerhurst, Dunkerron, Green Valley, Newton Robinson, and Pinkerton.

Bond Head Ontario Canada

Overlooking the rolling hills of Bradford looking towards Bond Head #BONDHEAD #BWG #Bradford #Ontario, Exploring the Countryside of Bradford West Gwillimbury one picture at a time.

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Looking toward’s Bond Head Ontario Canada,  In The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury Nicholas Molnar Photography 2019 

Commemoration of 100 years since the armistice.

Trinity Anglican Church – 56 Church Street, Bradford, Ont, Canada
Sunday, November 11, 2018  – Bell of Peace: The bell will be ringing 100 times starting at sunset (5 pm) in commemoration of 100 years since the armistice.

Trinity Anglican Church  Bradford Ont

Trinity Anglican Church – Bradford, Ontario Canada, 56 Church Street