Caledon Day – June 16th

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What’s on!

Starting at 2pm on #CaledonDay we’ve got Fun Zones for everyone and activities for all ages!

KID ZONE
Bring the kids and try building a bird house, natural crafts, the Great Canadian Eco Puzzle and more games and activities. This zone is hosted by EcoCaledon and Caledon Parent-Child Centre.

CAR AND MOTORCYCLE SHOW
Be sure to visit this display of classic, high performance and vintage cars and motorcycles hosted by Caledon Cruisers Car Club.

BIKE RODEO
Sponsored by State Farm (John Glenn), the Bike Rodeo is 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the arena.

EVENT SERVICES
We’re here to assist you with your visit to #CaledonDay

INFANT FEEDING ZONE – New for 2018!
Sponsored by Family Health Chiropractic and Wellness, the Infant Feeding Zone is located next to Event Services on the east side of the campus.

LIBRARY ZONE
The Caledon Public Library is celebrating 150 years with the biggest birthday bash in #Caledon! Join some of your favorite story book characters for games, music, prizes and of course cake and loot bags!

SAFETY ZONE
Thrilling demonstrations! Stop by and see the thrilling demonstrations, police cars, fire vehicles and more!

VIP SECTION
Exclusive access to comfortable viewing areas, full service bar, dedicated and upgraded washroom facilities, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Must present wristband upon entry. (You can purchase your VIP ticket at cheerscaledon.ca)

VENDOR ZONE
Visit over 50 vendors, crafters, community organizations and businesses

YOUTH ZONE
Don’t miss out on the thrilling Adrenaline Rush Inflatable Obstacle Course, Gaming Trailer, and the incredible Caledon Parks and Recreation staff to energize this zone!

WATER ZONE
Bring your own reusable water bottle and enjoy the free filtered water, courtesy of Water Depot

BEER ZONE
Enjoy domestic beer, wine and ciders brought to you by James Dick Construction Ltd. and hosted by Royal Ambassador Event Centre and The Consulate Restaurant. Must show proof of age.

Husky Main Stage Lineup

2:00 p.m. Opening Ceremonies, with
* Remarks by Mayor Allan Thompson

* The Caledon Concert Band
* Indigenous Acknowledgement and presentation of Wampum Belt

2:30 p.m. Revolutionary Dance Company
3:00 p.m. Library Birthday Bash Kick-off
3:30 p.m. Five Two Eight
4:00 p.m. Team K9 and Petunia the Wonder Pig
4:30 p.m. Herb Campbell Concert Band
5:00 p.m. Team K9 and Petunia the Wonder Pig
5:30 p.m. The Nomads
7:00 p.m. Opening act: dubé
8:30 p.m. Headliner Matthew Good
10:00 p.m. Fireworks (bring your lawn chair to sit back and relax!)

Parking

  • Free parking available at Robert F. Hall Secondary School, Caledon East Soccer Complex (after 3:00 p.m.) and Caledon East Fire Hall Park.
  • Premium parking available at Town Hall and Caledon Community Complex for $5.00 per car.
  • Free Valet Bike Parking

Enjoy Responsibly

  • Drivers’ Den
    Need a ride home? Visit the Drivers’ Den and receive a promo code for $25 off an Uber ride home. (The designated Uber pick-up location is in front of Town Hall, 6311 Old Church Road.)

 

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Bike the Creek – June 23rd

5th Annual Signature Ride through Brampton and Caledon #bikethecreek

Bike the Creek is a FREE event aimed at encouraging people of all ages to discover the joys of cycling. Join hundreds of cyclists in our fun family ride through the spectacular valleys, trails and historic landmarks, urban and rural settings of Brampton and Caledon.

What’s new for our 2018 routes?

Brampton and Caledon have some amazing new cycling infrastructure investments to celebrate, so we have selected “Bicycle Friendly Connections” as our 2018 theme!

  • New City Loop route showcasing Brampton’s Active Transportation Master Plan (City Loop Ride)
  • New Brampton Franceschini bridge over #410 -Brampton will celebrate Official Opening at 10:45 (Nature, City Loop Rides)
  • New bike lane and covered bike parking at Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness (City Loop Ride)
  • New Kennedy Valley Trail, extension of Etobicoke Creek Trail (City Loop Ride)
  • Newly signed and paved wide-shoulder Town of Caledon bike route (Town Ride)
  • New Town of Caledon bike route along Olde Baseline Road through the Cheltenham Badlands (Town Ride)
  • New Caledon bridge connecting Southfields & Valleywood Villages -Caldon & TRCA will celebrate Official Opening at 11:00 (Town Ride) (Nature Ride will cross bridge before Official Opening)
  • New Etobicoke Creek Trail section into John Clarkson Park in Caledon (Nature, Town Rides)
  • New trail into Heart Lake Conservation Area from Mayfield Road (Family, Nature, City Loop Rides)
  • New wayfinding signage along Etobicoke Creek Trail (all Rides)
  • Newly visited for 2018 are: upper portion of Fletcher’s Creek Trail (Town Ride), Wanless Drive multiuse path (Town Ride), and Rutherford Road bike lane (Nature Ride)

Our other Theme for 2018 is Aboriginal Heritage. Canada’s National Aboriginal Day is Jun 21st coinciding with the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. We will be celebrating Indigenous culture with 3 routes (Family, Nature and City Loop) travelling through Toronto and Region Conservation Authority‘s  Heart Lake Conservation Area, featuring an Indigenous booth at the Medicine Wheel Garden. Elders will greet cyclists as they ride by, and hold a ceremony at 10:00.

REGISTER by Jun 15th to ensure your free lunch, complements of Region of Peel Walk+Roll. Registration for this event is free. If you wish, a voluntary donation to the Living City Foundation can be made. This is appreciated and not required for registration.

Bike the Creek Event Timeline June 23 2018

Bike the Creek 2018 Routes:

Select your ride according to your interest and ability. All lengths are approximate. Length of time varies according to your ability, type of bike and amount of time spent at each pavilion. Registration open from 7:30. Google Map of the 4 Routes

  • 12km Bike the Creek Family Ride – check-in 9:15, staggered start 10:00 (allow 1.5 – 2 hrs) Strava map link
    • Trail surface approx: 70% paved multi-use paths (asphalt & hardpack dirt), 20% secondary roads, 10% packed gravel
  • 26km Bike the Creek Nature Ride – check-in 8:00, staggered start 9:00 (allow 2.5 – 3 hrs) Strava map link
    • Heart Lake Conservation Area Medicine Wheel Indigenous Ceremony 10:00
    • Official opening Brampton Franceschini Bridge 10:45
    • Trail surface approximately: 50% paved multi-use paths (asphalt & hardpack dirt), 25% packed gravel, 25% secondary roads (optional technical ride along section of Esker Lake Trail where wider textured tires recommended)
  • 40km Bike the Creek City Loop Ride – check-in 8:00, staggered start 9:00 (allow 2.75-3.5 hrs) Strava map link
    • Official opening Brampton Franceschini Bridge 10:45
    • Trail surface: 75% paved multi-use paths (asphalt & hardpack dirt), 20% secondary roads, 5% packed gravel
  • 44km Bike the Creek Town Ride – check-in 7:30, staggered start 8:30 (allow 3-4 hrs) Strava map link
    • Official opening Caledon Southfields to Valleywood Villages trail connection 11:00
    • Trail surface: 70% secondary roads, 25% paved multi-use paths (asphalt & hardpacked dirt), 5% packed gravel
  • Bike Rodeo for kids – 9:00am-12:00pm – presented by Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee (BCAC) CAN-BIKE Instructors

Bike the Creek 2018 Route Descriptions V5  FREE REGISTRATION CLICK HERE

Rides begin at Jim Archdekin Recreation Centre, 292 Conestoga Drive, Brampton. Parking is available in the lot. Additional parking at Heart Lake Secondary School and Conestoga Public School to the south of the recreation centre. If these lots are full you may park in designated parking zones on the east or west side of Conestoga Dr. If you live close by, simply cycle to the event!

Meet old and new friends. Check in at Registration indoors, to get your Bike the Creek handle bar tag, passport and map and purchase a T-shirt, if you wish. Visit our sponsor booths to see what’s new. It’s not a race! Pick up passport stamp at each pavilion for a chance to win valuable prizes. Return to Jim Archdekin for final stamp at Peel Waste pavilion. Visit registration again to turn in your passport stamps for prize tickets. Enjoy lunch complements of Region of Peel Walk+Roll. Volunteers at Peel Waste pavilion will help you separate your lunch waste for proper recycling.

This is a ZERO WASTE event! Please bring your own refillable water bottles! Let’s help Brampton to Grow Green

A friendly reminder that Riders agree to ride at their own risk and are requested to sign the 2018 BIKE THE CREEK WAIVER FORM before participating. Helmet use with fastened chin strap is strongly encouraged, and is mandatory for those under 18. Parents have a duty to ensure helmet use for children under 16. Riders are photographed for promotional purposes. Riders who register before June 15th are guaranteed free lunch, complements of our Title Sponsor, Region of Peel. Routes are carefully planned and may be subject to change should situations arise. Do pay attention to 2018 Bike the Creek Rider Briefing instructions, course volunteers and route signage. All Route Rides are officially over at 1:30pm. REGISTER HERE

You are encouraged to have your bicycle professionally tuned-up so you can ride worry-free. Visit our sponsors The Cyclepath BramptonCaledon Hills Cycling or call Vélofix Caledon. Should you need some assistance before the start of the event, minor bike repairs will be available at registration, complements of our sponsor Vélofix Caledon. Our mechanics were very busy last year, so plan ahead! Should you have a break down on the route, you can contact Vélofix Caledon at tim@velofix.com or 1-855-835-6349.

If you need to rent a bike, check out our Sponsor, Caledon Hills Cycling, for their selection of hybrid bikes! Don’t be left out because you don’t have wheels!

Bring your refillable water bottles and stay hydrated! Here are heating tips supplied by Brampton Fire and Emergency ServicesBike the Creek 2018 Heat Illness Information

more info…

NOTICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION CENTRE NO.1 AIRPORT ROAD FROM KING STREET TO HUNTSMILL DRIVE

The Study The Region of Peel is conducting a Class Environmental Assessment Study for Airport Road from 100m north of King Street to 300m north of Huntsmill Drive in the Town of Caledon (see map). The purpose of the Study is to: • Address long term issues related to planned future growth • Enhance the safety of Airport Road by examining intersection improvements, potential for roundabouts, and traffic calming measures for truck and other vehicular traffic through Caledon East • Promote healthy living by examining infrastructure improvements for walking and cycling This Study will not be considering road widening for additional through traffic lanes on Airport Road and will support the Caledon East Community Improvement Plan, including streetscaping. The Process The Study is being conducted in compliance with Schedule ‘C’ of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, which is approved under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act. Public Consultation Two Public Information Centres are planned as part of the Class Environmental Assessment process. The first Public Information Centre will be an informal drop-in centre with information presented on display, including the problems and opportunities identified within the corridor, existing environmental conditions, and preliminary assessment of alternative planning solutions.

PUBLIC INFORMATION CENTRE NO. 1

Monday, June 4, 2018 – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Caledon East Community Complex, Hall A 6215 Old Church Road, Caledon

MORE INFO: Public Notice PIC1.FINAL

Caledon presents first ever Accessibility Award for Business

 

The Town of Caledon today presented its inaugural Accessibility Award for Business to KeyKeeper, a manufacturer of secure night drop boxes and key drop boxes located in Bolton.

“Congratulations to Jonathan Weeden and the team at KeyKeeper,” said Mayor Allan Thompson.  “By creating a more inclusive and accessible workplace KeyKeeper is creating opportunity for people with disabilities to contribute. And what better time to recognize them than National AccessAbility Week..”

“We’re honoured to receive this award,” said Jonathan Weedon, owner of KeyKeeper. “It’s great that we can create a job in Caledon for a Caledon resident. It’s a win-win situation.”

The award recipient was selected by the Town of Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee and approved by Council.

“The award is an opportunity to raise awareness and to help people understand what accessibility is all about,” said Maureen Tymkow, Chair of the Accessibility Advisory Committee.

About the Award

The Accessibility Award for Business recognizes outstanding businesses and organizations that demonstrate exemplary leadership in the promotion of awareness of accessibility and disability issues and removal of barriers to accessibility.  This leadership may be demonstrated in the following ways:

·        In the integration of persons with disabilities in the work force;

·        By removing, identifying and/or preventing barriers to persons with disabilities;

·        Through actions and  activities that inspire all people;

·        By making contributions to the integration, independence and overall improvement of quality of life for people with disabilities.

The award presentation coincides with National AccessAbility Week (May 27 to June 3, 2018).

The award presented to KeyKeeper was designed by Bianca Nam, a student at Robert F. Hall Catholic Secondary School.

VIDEO: Watch a video about the award

PHOTO CAPTION (L to R): Councillor Johanna Downey, Maureen Tymkow (Chair, Town of Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee), Mayor Allan Thompson, Bianca Nam (designer), Jonathan Weedon (Owner, KeyKeeper), Councillor Annette Groves, Dely Farrace (Vice-Chair, Accessibility Advisory Committee), Councillor Barb Shaughnessy.

 

Children’s Program Leader

The Caledon Parent-Child Centre (CPCC) is a non-profit charitable organization that has been providing quality programs for children, parents and caregivers, in Caledon and the surrounding area, since 1987. As the community’s leading provider of support services for families with young children, its mission is to provide support, resources and education that strengthen families and promote the optimal development of children. Services support healthy child development, assist with the early identification of developmental concerns, provide referrals to specialized services, enhance parenting skills and prepare children for school. The Centre is a hub, offering an important blend of services that strengthen families and assist them in their critical role of raising young children.

Click on the link for more information

Summer Student Program Leader Position Posting 2018

Walk of Fame

Nominations are now open

Nomination form

About the Walk of Fame

The Caledon Walk of Fame was initiated in 1999 for the purpose of honouring past and present Caledon residents who have made a significant contribution to the quality of life locally, nationally and internationally.

The Caledon Walk of Fame is situated in the Trans Canada Trail Pavilion Park on the west side of Airport Road in Caledon East. A stone is placed in honour of each recipient during a formal Walk of Fame ceremony, held annually when there is a qualifying nominee.

Criteria

  • The nominee must be a Canadian citizen.
  • The nominee has made a significant contribution to the quality of life, not only in Caledon but has also received national and international recognition for his or her contribution in one or more of the following categories:
  • Only one nominee at a time will be honoured, therefore the frequency of the event will be dependent upon the availability of nominees and will be subject to approval by the members of Council for the Town of Caledon.

Categories

  • Arts and Culture – Individual achievements that have been recognized by an organization or an individual who participates by chairing, organizing, instructing or promoting non-profit arts and culture groups.
  • Sports and Leisure – Individual achievements that have been recognized by an organization or has taken part as a coach, leader, referee or board member with organizations such as Guides and Scouts, minor sports groups, youth groups, or other recreational groups.
  • Philanthropic and Humanitarian Causes – a person who works with local organizations such as meals on wheels, service clubs, seniors clubs, registered social service agencies, home and school associations and health care, or on a national/international level with organizations such as “Doctors without borders” and UNICEF.
  • Environment – An individual who develops innovative program(s) or initiatives that address environmental issues which have local, regional and/or global effects; or who has implemented change at the local, national/international level that has had a positive effect on the environment.
  • Other contributions may be considered as submitted.
  • Nomination forms should be submitted to the Office of the Mayor, Town of Caledon, 6311 Old Church Road, Caledon East, ON L7C 1J6.

Old School Road Closure

Please be advised that Old School Road, from Highway 10 to Kennedy Road, will be closed Tuesday, April 24th from 7:00am – 4:30pm for emergency road works.

Access for Emergency Services ONLY.

If you have any questions, please contact Service Caledon at 905-584-2272 x7750.