Residents invited to join in celebration of Local Government Week

Residents invited to join in celebration of Local Government Week
Pictured is Caydence Andre sitting in the Mayor's Chair during last year's Local Government Week celebration.

CORNWALL, Ontario – The City of Cornwall is celebrating Local Government Week with a series of special events on Saturday, Oct. 22.

Residents are invited to stop by City Hall, the main Fire Hall and the Justice Building courtyard from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and take part in the festivities.

Some of the free, family-friendly activities on tap include:

• A ‘Cool Engines and Flashing Lights’ display of vehicles and big machines such as a police cruiser, ambulance, snowplow, dump truck, and a Cornwall Transit bus.

• Tour City Hall and Council Chambers. Have a seat in the Mayor’s Chair and try on the Chain of Office!

• Tour the Fire Hall and check out some of the equipment and fire trucks!

• Appearances by the Town Crier and Sparky.

• A community barbecue by the Kinsmen Club of Cornwall.

Running from Oct. 16 to 22, Local Government Week is a province-wide initiative that aims to raise awareness of the important role local government plays in our communities.

“This is a great opportunity for residents to find out more about their municipal government and the important programs and services it provides,” said Mayor Leslie O’Shaughnessy.

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