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Regional Chair Gary Carr: Reflecting and celebrating together on Canada Day

Jun 30, 2022
Family at park, sitting on picnic blanket.

Canada Day is a great time to come together as a community, and I look forward to seeing everyone in person this year at events across Halton!

Canada Day also gives us another pause to celebrate, respect and value all those who call this country home while embracing different religions, traditions and perspectives. This includes reflecting on our nation’s history and recognizing the Treaty territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and the Indigenous Peoples who have been connected to these lands for generations. It is important for us all to start a learning journey to understand the truth of Residential Schools, to support a bright and inclusive future for everyone.

Many ways to learn, reflect and celebrate

With several in-person and outdoor activities scheduled in our Local Municipalities this year, there are many ways to connect with your neighbours and get to know one another:

  • watching live performances and shows or participating in activities on the Government of Canada website;
  • reading about Indigenous Peoples in Canada;
  • exploring local parks and conservation areas in Halton;
  • attending your Local Municipality’s Canada Day event; or
  • creating your own at-home occasion with family and friends.

As a reminder, all Regional 24-hour and essential services remain available on Canada Day and during long weekends throughout the summer. For more information or to access programs and services, please visit

On behalf of Regional Council, I wish you and your family a happy Canada Day! By taking this opportunity to reflect on the past and look towards an inclusive future, we help strengthen our community and keep Halton a great place to live, work, raise a family and retire.