Good morning Burlington,
I hope you’re all getting the chance to get outside and take advantage of the summer weather, doing the activities you most enjoy and spending time with family, friends and loved ones.
A highlight for this week actually comes closer to the end of the week. On Saturday (June 30), the Halton Black History Awareness Society will be holding a Freedom Celebration Festival at Spencer Smith Park (a link to the event details can be found in my weekly update below). The festival coincides with the start of Black, African and Caribbean Canadian Appreciation Month and Emancipation Month (both in August). Last Friday (July 22), we also raised the Red, Black, and Green Liberation Flag (recognized as the Pan African Flag) at City Hall in honour of these two important months of recognition.
My full weekly update for July 25-31, 2022 can be found here: Mayor’s Weekly Public Update July 25-31, 2022.
Have a great week!
~ Mayor Marianne Meed Ward