What an exciting year this will be for the City of New Westminster.
Canada 150 is a marvelous opportunity to celebrate our country and our city. Together, we will mark this important milestone of Confederation and the founding of our respected and peaceful nation. As we reflect on our country's history, and look toward the future, New Westminster encompasses the very best of Canada. New Westminster has grown from a gold rush supply post into a vibrant, prosperous and thriving place so many Canadians continue to choose for a better, more promising life.
You will hear much more about events and initiatives as the year progresses, with events being added to the calendar all year long. I am excited by our City-led events that include our Canada Day celebrations; Canada 150 Mosaic; Canada 150 Commemoration project; and Canada 150 street banners.
We are celebrating with community events all across the city, organized and led by the individuals and organizations that are regularly involved in making our community a diverse and exciting place to live and visit. Invite your friends and family from far and wide to join in the festivities.
Jonathan X. Coté