Halton Hills’ 50th anniversary celebrations kick off with New Year’s Levee


Published December 21, 2023 at 4:44 pm

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Halton Hills will begin the new year by celebrating its 50th anniversary at a New Year’s Levee.

The event is being held Wednesday, Jan. 10, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Halton Hills Cultural Centre.

“Everyone is welcome to mix and mingle and enjoy the special program which includes entertainment, light refreshments, pictures from the past and photo op, Halton Hills trivia and an address by Mayor Ann Lawlor,” said a Town spokesperson.

Following the celebration, local historian Mark Rowe, archivist with the Esquesing Historical Society, will host his Halton Hills – The Sum of its Parts lecture in the John Elliot Theatre.

Seating for the lecture is limited and free tickets can be ordered through the ticket reservation website.

“I am delighted to welcome the community to our festive, but informal, gathering as we celebrate the 50-year milestone since the Town of Halton Hills came into being,” said Mayor Ann Lawlor. “Our municipality is rich in history which is preserved both through our residents, story-telling and architecture that brightens our streetscapes.”

In 1974, the Province of Ontario mandated the amalgamation of Esquesing Township, Georgetown and Acton to form the Town of Halton Hills.

Other 5oth anniversary events include:

  • Legacy grants to community organizations (successful applicants to be announced in January)
  • Resources, history kits, historical archives and heritage tour books available at the Halton Hills Public Library
  • A local Doors Open program (to run during Culture Days September 20-October 14) led by the Town’s Heritage Committee under the leadership of Councillor Racinsky.

You can learn more about the Town’s 50th anniversary events here.

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