Back to the Future!
Esquimalt’s future centennial celebrations of our community’s rich heritage and history are fast approaching. In September, 2012, Esquimalt will reach 100 years old and Mayor Barb Desjardins is already promoting the milestone event at every opportunity. In this month’s mayoral report, Desjardins provides an update on the centennial planning progress and encourages residents to become involved.
Mayor’s Monthly Musing for October, 2010: Remember 2012 !!!!
-By Mayor Barb Desjardins
Esquimalt centennial is coming quickly. A core group of volunteers have been working hard since early 2009 and much has been accomplished. We have a website which can be accessed through the municipal website under culture and heritage, or google Esquimalt’s Centennial Celebration. Go to www.esquimaltcentennial2012.ca
We are looking for corporate sponsorships, ideas, celebrations, and volunteers!
We have a major centennial project underway in the development of a walkway within Memorial Park. Please check out the posters around town, go to the websites. Purchase your engraved paving stone in memory of someone or for your own part in Esquimalt history.
There are many special events being planned. These are over and above the many regular events of the year which we hope will be celebrated with a centennial flare. We are planning a special Esquimalt beer, tea and coffee for the year. A major Town Crier event will occur in Esquimalt in 2012 and we are looking for assistance in this event. There is planning for a dinner event in September, and a ‘pioneer tea’.
Has your association, community group; neighborhood association started planning their special centennial event?
What other activities do you want to see? What will you do for this significant milestone in our history?
Do not miss out! Be a part! Get excited! Remember 2012? It’s coming fast!
Barb Desjardins is the Mayor of Esquimalt. Email Mayor Desjardins at: email@example.com