City Celebrates Citizens of the Century with Distinguished Guests

June 9, 2014

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 06-09-2014
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City Celebrates Citizens of the Century with Distinguished Guests

PITT MEADOWS, BC – The City acknowledged one hundred Citizens of the Century in a private ceremony on Friday, June 6, including a visit from Premier Christy Clark, who brought congratulations to the honoured citizens and their family members in attendance. The event was attended by over 300 honoured guests and their family members at the South Bonson Community Centre in Pitt Meadows.

“What makes a community? It's not the buildings, it's the people,” Premier Clark said in her remarks to the assembled crowd, which included Pitt Meadows MLA Doug Bing, MLA Marc Dalton, as well as Mayor Deb Walters and members of City Council.

Premier Clark also thanked the family members of the special citizens, noting that those who put time and effort into helping build community have to have the support of their loved ones, and their support is worth celebrating as well.

The citizens honoured in the ceremony included community volunteers, students, businesspeople, and prominent citizens from the city's past. Family members of honoured citizens who are no longer living were invited to attend the ceremony and accept the award on their family member's behalf. Afterward, award recipients gathered for a group photo with Premier Christy Clark, MLA Doug Bing, and Mayor Deb Walters.

During Pitt Meadows Day on Saturday June 7, Pitt Meadows also welcomed Her Honour the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, Judith Guichon as she made her second visit to the city this year. She was on hand to observe the Pitt Meadows Day parade in the community's centennial year, and she took part in the ceremonies at Harris Road Park.

The City continues to celebrate its 100th anniversary since its incorporation in 1914 with a centennial recognition at events throughout the year. Visit pittmeadows.bc.ca for information on events, projects and community initiatives.

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