Centennial Celebration Planning Underway

March 19, 2013

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2013-03

For further information contact
Erin Mark, Centennial Coordinator
Phone: 604-465-5454 or
e-mail: 100years@pittmeadows.bc.ca

Centennial Celebration Planning Underway

PITT MEADOWS, BC – The City of Pitt Meadows is turning 100 years old on April 25, 2014 and to celebrate a milestone of this magnitude, the City and its community partners are busy planning a year of celebratory events.

“We have a lot to celebrate,” says Mayor Deb Walters, “over the past 99 years we have grown from a small, isolated farming community with only about 500 residents to a well-connected, vibrant community of 17,000 plus. We have experienced such tremendous growth and change but still maintain all the great attributes and friendliness of a small community.”

To make the celebrations accessible to all current and former Pitt Meadows residents, special Centennial festivities will be added to existing popular community events including Pitt Meadows Day, Canada Day celebrations and A Pitt Meadows Christmas. Plans for community art projects and other commemorative projects are also underway with the tremendous support and knowledge of the Pitt Meadows Musuem and Historical Society.

A Centennial Celebration Committee has been created to manage the festivities that will be held throughout the year to bring increased awareness of the City's history and also commemorate this special milestone. The Committee includes co-chairs Rick Higgs of the Pitt Meadows Day Society and Michael Hayes of the Pitt Meadows Community Foundation, as well as co-vice-chairs, Leslie Norman of the Pitt Meadows Museum and Stacy Beek of the Pitt Meadows Canada Day Society. The City will be represented on the Committee by a Centennial Coordinator, Erin Mark, and Kathryn Baird, Parks & Leisure Services Coordinator Special Events and Volunteers. The Centennial Celebration Committee will also include representatives from over 25 community groups.

The centennial celebrations will be successful due to the hard work of community volunteers and the City will be seeking people to help throughout the year. Residents should look for upcoming advertisements seeking Pitt Meadows volunteers interested in taking a leadership role and offering their time and skills to centennial events and projects. Pitt Meadows residents interested in volunteering for a specific project or event are encouraged to contact the Centennial Celebration Committee through their email address at 100years@pittmeadows.bc.ca.

“Anticipation is building about our centennial celebrations. It's so exciting to see the amount of volunteers coming forward to help,” says Centennial Coordinator, Erin Mark. “It truly speaks to the pride our residents have in our community.”

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