Thank you local business of Caledon for PanAm support!

Thank you, local businesses!

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Caledon creates lasting legacies of the Pan Am Games With pride, the Town of Caledon officially unveiled a spectacular gravel garden on the northeast corner of Old Church Road and Highway 50. The garden depicts the jumping horse, Caledon‟s official icon of the Pan Am Games, and will serve as a reminder of the summer of 2015 for years to come. “It‟s another proud Caledon moment today as we unveil this gravel garden,” said Mayor Allan Thompson. “It is through the relationships with Caledon that this became a reality. Thank you to the businesses who stepped up to create this lasting legacy,” said Mayor Allan Thompson. Cornerstone Landscaping, Marrex Construction and Excavating Ltd., Sunshine Design and Construction Ltd. and Verti-crete of Bolton played instrumental roles in transforming this quiet corner into a Games‟ legacy. Caledon‟s local business community has further embraced the Pan Am Games in this community. A number of beautiful finishing touches throughout Caledon will welcome the world during the Pan Am Games and create a sense of „place‟ for years to come. Symbols of beauty The Caledon Pan Am Equestrian Park Entranceway The main entrance to the Caledon Pan Am Equestrian Park was revamped from a humble welcome into a majestic statement. Contributors to the gateway project included: Allograph Inc.; B.E.N. Stoneworks; D.&D Greenwood Construction; Dutch Masters Design & Construction; Estate Advancements; Glen Echo Nurseries; James Dick Concrete and Aggregates; McGuire Fencing Limited; Orangeville Supply; System Fencing Limited; and Woodguard Fencing.

image005The Town also extends thanks to Dutch Masters Design & Construction for donating three painted horses from the Pan Am Parade of Horses to the town of Caledon. Two have been permanently installed at the Caledon Pan Am Equestrian Park, and one is at the Caledon Community Complex. Commemorating partnerships Coming soon to the Caledon Pan Am Equestrian Park is the Friends of Pan Am Partnership Panel. Set to be installed along a footpath at the south end of the Park, the “thank you donor wall” installation is still in the design stage. It is anticipated that it will feature stone pillars donated by Verti-crete to support iron panels listing all businesses who donated to the legacy projects. As well, the donor walk will be designed to be expandable for future donations and partner recognition. It will evolve over time as a place for the general public to also participate in commemorative opportunities. “It will serve as another legacy of the games and a symbol of the generosity and community spirit of the contributing businesses,” said Thompson. About the Pan Am Games in Caledon Close to 7,000 athletes from across Latin America, South America, the Caribbean and North America will compete in 36 Pan Am sports at the Games. Caledon is hosting the equestrian jumping and dressage events at the Caledon Pan Am Equestrian Park in Palgrave, and nearby Pan Am Cross-Country Centre (Will O Wind) in Mono will be the venue for equestrian cross country eventing. The Pan Am Games take place from July 10 to 26. Equestrian competition dates are July 11, 12, 14, 17, 18, 19, 21, 23, and 25. Nearly 3,200 spectators a day are expected to pass through the gates of both venues, in addition to the 150 horses and riders. Each team will be accompanied by an estimated ten-person entourage of grooms, coaches and trainers. Tickets for the equestrian events were among the first to sell out.

More info: http://www.caledon.ca/en/panam/panam.asp?_mid_=21570

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Coming Events in Caledon – July 25 to August 3rd

There’s so much going on in Caledon in the next couple of weeks! Here’s a taste of what to expect – hope you are all enjoying summer!

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Bizarre Bazaar or BizBaz is a truly unique experience in the rolling hills of Caledon.  You can learn, participate, socialize, eat, drink and shop from over 70 artisans.

Where else can you:

– get a tattoo – eat crickets – see a drone – hit a golf ball –  have some cider – pat an alpaca – play kin-ball  -enjoy a taco –  have your nails done – buy some art or just sit and soak-in the atmosphere of one of the most beautiful  golf courses in Ontario. And the Pan Am organizational team in Caledon is supporting BizBaz as one of its key events.

July 25 & 26      10:00 am – 6:00 pm Osprey Valley Golf Course  Free admission, Free parking.

July 30-August 9th: Belfountain Music FestivalThis music festival in Belfountain features an array of talented musicians performing in the historical Melville White Church, an intimate 1837 church. Enjoy ten days of concerts
and events, from string quartets to an all-farmer old-time country band, in the naturally lovely hamlet of Belfountain.

August 3: Le Tour De Terra Cotta Road Race. With participant ages ranging from eight years all the way up to eighty, the Tour de Terra Cotta is a unique event involving all ages within the cycling and local community, helping to promote the sport to future cycling generations.

Ongoing:

Southfields Village Farmers’ Market

Inglewood Farmers’ Market

Bolton Farmers’ Market

Movie Night in the Park – July 18th

There’s a FREE Movie in the Park  – Saturday, July 18 – at Dennison Park (145 Learmont Ave, Caledon, ON L7C 2H1).
Come out at dusk to watch a movie under the stars! Bring a blanket or low chairs to sit on during the film.

In the spirit of the PAN AM games, the movie will be the family friendly equestrian film, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimmaron.

There will be a petting zoo and PAN AM themed crafts from 7:00 p.m. until the start of the movie (at approximately 9:00 p.m.)

Caledon Coffee Co. and Mr. Frostee Treats will be selling snacks on site.

There will be a small gift for the first 250 people who attend as well as several draws to win PAN AM merchandise!

Message from Mayor Thompson

July 2, 2015

Much has been said and written over the past weeks, months, even years … suggesting something is amiss with Caledon’s planning process, that the Town Council and I would like to set the record straight.

Under the #CaledonUnited banner, we’ll promote our town and address each rumour or misrepresentation directly, with facts.

It’s time to get the real story out that Caledon is a great place to raise a family, to work, to shop, explore, play and enjoy nature.  It’s also a great place to invest, build a business and employ skilled, honest, hard-working people.
Caledon is a wonderful, unique municipality in Ontario and within Peel Region.  Its future growth and development should be determined by residents and those invested here, not by politicians from other municipalities whose interests do not include what’s best for Caledon.

If you’re a resident, help us show our community pride by tweeting, posting, sharing and telling as many people as you can.  If you are a friend of Caledon, show your support by helping us get our message out through #CaledonUnited.  If you have heard a rumour or something that sounds wrong, let me know at mayor@caledon.ca   and we’ll address it with facts!

East Terra Cotta Bridge Rehabilitation

This is to inform that our contractor Marbridge Construction is scheduled to mobilize for the bridge Rehabilitation of East Terra Cotta Bridge beginning July 2015. The bridge crossing will be reduced to one lane during construction and managed with portable traffic signals and occasional flagging during construction. Construction will be completed by December 2015. Copies of the Resident Notice will be sent to local residents and businesses, attached. Should you have further questions regarding this project, please contact our Project Manager, Alex Sales at 905-791-7800 extension 7819