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BWG Proclaims Fierté Simcoe Pride 2023

Posted on Monday, July 24, 2023 10:17 AM

Fierté Simcoe Pride July 24 to August 6, 2023

WHEREAS: This marks the twelfth annual Fierté Simcoe Pride, and its purpose is to create a safe and inclusive Simcoe County that supports gender and sexual diversity through services, activities and events; and

WHEREAS: The Intersex Progress Pride flag is raised to honour gender and sexual diversity in Simcoe County. The Intersex Progress Pride flag was designed by Valentino Vecchietti in the UK in 2021. The flag is a combination of Gilbert Baker’s 1978...

BWG Proclaims Indigenous History Month and Indigenous Peoples Day

Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2023 01:30 AM

National Indigenous History Month / National Indigenous Peoples Day June 2023 / June 21, 2023

WHEREAS: The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury acknowledges the rich and unique cultures, traditions, and experiences of First Nations, Inuit and Métis; and

WHEREAS: For generations, many Indigenous peoples and communities have celebrated their culture and heritage on or near June 21 due to the significance of the summer solstice as the longest day of the year; and

WHEREAS: The Town of BWG recognizes the...

BWG Proclaims St. John Ambulance Week

Posted on Sunday, June 18, 2023 07:23 AM

St. John Ambulance Week June 19-25, 2023

WHEREAS: In 1883, Quebec City was the first Canadian branch to teach first aid courses and by 1892, St. John grew to be a national organization with 12 branches teaching first aid from coast-to-coast; and

WHEREAS: Today, St. John Ambulance operates in more than 300 communities across Canada with over 10,000 volunteers who provide over one million hours of community service per year; and

WHEREAS: 2023 marks the 82nd anniversary of the establishment of the Barrie...

BWG Proclaims World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2023 01:18 AM

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day June 15, 2023

WHEREAS: Older adults deserve to be treated with respect and dignity and valued as contributing members of society, imparting a wealth of experience and wisdom in our communities; and

WHEREAS: In 2006, the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, in support of the United Nations International Plan of Action, proclaimed this day to recognize the significance of elder abuse as a public health and human rights issue; and 

WHEREAS: Bradford West...

Group of community members at the 2022 Portugal Day Flag Raising

BWG Proclaims Portuguese Heritage Month and Portugal Day

Posted on Saturday, June 10, 2023 12:03 AM

Portuguese Heritage Month and Portugal Day June 2023 / June 10, 2023

WHEREAS: Portugal Day is celebrated around the world every year on June 10; and

WHEREAS: The Portuguese Cultural Centre of Bradford was established in 1983 in the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury as a gathering place for the Portuguese community; and

WHEREAS: The mission statement of the Centre is to promote the Portuguese culture through religious festivals, educational seminars, and various community events; and

WHEREAS: Bradford...

Address: Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury, 100 Dissette St., Unit 4, Bradford, ON, L3Z 2A7

Phone: 905-775-5366,

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