Councillor Kwapis invited residents to attend a Public Consultation Centre (PCC) being held Thursday, July 5, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM in Cane Rooms A and B at the Municipal Offices (395 Mulock Drive). He advised that the purpose of this PCC is to obtain input from residents regarding the proposed reconstruction of Charles Street. He further advised that the project is scheduled for 2019 and includes a full reconstruction of the road, curbs, sidewalks, watermains, sanitary and storm sewer. He advised that representatives from the Town's Engineering Services Department and the consultant will make a formal presentation and will be available to answer any questions or concerns. Finally, he advised residents that if they are unable to attend the PCC, but have concerns regarding this project, they should contact the Capital Works Project Manager at 905-953-5300 ext. 2522.
Councillor Broome invited residents to a a free musical performance at Newmarket’s Riverwalk Commons on Sunday evenings on July 8, 15, 22 and August 12, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. She invited residents to come enjoy a musical treat with local entertainers sharing their talents. She advised that this free event runs weather permitting with no rain dates. She further advised that a complete schedule of dates, times, locations and performers is available online at newmarket.ca/events.
Councillor Bisanz invited residents to a summer family camp out on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Environmental Park (Woodspring Avenue) and on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Fairy Lake Park (Water Street). She advised that experienced or non-experienced campers are invited to pop their tents, eat a traditional camping dinner, have fun, play games, sit around the campfire eating s'mores, sleep under the stars and end the camping experience with a sunrise breakfast around the campfire. She further advised that the camp out begins at 1:00 PM and the cost is $15.00 per person. Finally she noted that this event is in partnership with Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority.
Councillor Vegh invited residents to attend the official opening of the Frank Stronach Spray Pad on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 4:00 PM at Frank Stronach Park, 850 Memorial Circle in the Copper Hills neighbourhood. He advised that this spray pad was designed around the theme of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation and represents the evolution of the maple tree from maple key to mature tree. Many maple leaves are exhibited throughout various water features.
Councillor Vegh invited residents to attend a Community BBQ, held at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at the Frank Stronach Spray Pad. He advised that this free BBQ is sponsored by Neighbourhood Network.
Councillor Kerwin invited residents to come out and celebrate Canada’s diverse voices and regional perspectives at the Newmarket National 10 Minute Play Festival presented by the Main Street BIA. He advised that this popular event presents 24 ten-minute plays in four “pods” of six shows at the Old Town Hall, 460 Botsford Street. He further advised that this year’s festival runs from July 25-29, 2018 and also features playwright readings, actor/director talk-back sessions, historical tours, festivities at Riverwalk Commons, “festilicious” dining, and discounts from Main Street shops and boutiques. He advised residents that tickets and show schedules are available at nationalplayfestival.ca or newtix.ca.
Councillor Twinney invited residents to attend "Kids Downtown" at Newmarket's Riverwalk Commons, 200 Doug Duncan Drive on Tuesday July 10, 17, 24 & 31, 2018. She invited residents to bring a lawn chair or blanket and delight in family oriented entertainment. She further advised residents to check newmarket.ca/events closer to the date for further details on these shows. Lastly, she advised that in the case of inclement weather, this event will be held inside the Newmarket Community Centre & Lions Hall.
Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor advised residents that June 21, 2018 is National Aboriginal day. In addition, he advised that the Nin Os Kom Tin Native Culture Friendship Circle is being held on June 14, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Fairy Lake.
Deputy Mayor and Regional Councillor Taylor advised that "Ride Don't Hide" the bike ride in support of youth mental health will take place on Sunday, June 24, 2018 from 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM at Upper Canada Mall, 17600 Yonge Street.
Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor invited residents to attend Newmarket's Busker Festival on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Newmarket's Riverwalk Commons from 3:00 to 10:00 PM. He advised that talented and unique street performers will provide a full day of entertainment for the whole family. Lastly, he advised that in the case of inclement weather, performers will be indoors at the Community Centre and Lions Hall and the Old Town Hall.
Councillor Hempen advised residents that Moonlight Movies returns on August 8, 2018. He invited residents to enjoy an outdoor movie on a huge inflatable screen under the stars at various locations in Town. He advised that residents can bring a lawn chair, blanket and snack to enjoy during the movie and that free popcorn will be provided by the Newmarket Scouts. He further advised that details regarding the dates, locations and movie titles will be posted online at newmarket.ca/events.
Mayor Van Bynen invited residents to celebrate Canada day on Sunday, July 1, 2018 at the annual Kanata Summer Festival. He advised that there will be vendors at the Newmarket Farmer's Market and stage entertainment at Riverwalk Commons in addition to a pancake breakfast at 8:00 AM for $4.00 per serving presented by the Newmarket Car Club. He further advised that beginning at 11:00 AM in the Fairy Lake area, residents can enjoy entertainment for all ages. Finish Canada Day celebrations at George Richardson Park (off Bayview Parkway) starting at 7:30 PM with musical entertainment, followed by an amazing fireworks display at approximately 10:00 PM. Lastly, he advised that full details are available online at newmarket.ca/kanata
Mayor Van Bynen advised that the Municipal Offices are closed on Monday, July 2, 2018 to observe Canada Day.
Mayor Van Bynen advised that the next Council meeting is Monday, September 10, 2018 at 7:00 PM.