The town of Innisfil is celebrating a big birthday this year. It will mark its 200th birthday in a year-long bicentennial celebration.
“We look pretty good for our age, don’t we?” Mayor Lynn Dollin said to Barrie 360 on Tuesday afternoon, following the launch of the celebration. “We had a lot of people and some historic photos up,” she added, “it was just a way to kick off what is going to be a year of celebrations.”
At Tuesday morning’s celebration kick-off, the Town unveiled a new official logo, and released an event guide packed full of special events throughout the year; the bicentennial celebration will include such things as a concert series, works of art by local talent, and a slew of cultural events highlighting the community’s history. “What I love about Innisfil is that we are a community of communities,” said Dollin, “and each of our communities has its own history and heritage, and yet we come together and work together as a town.” While the Town of Innisfil will be spearheading some events, others are being put together by community partners and volunteers.
Dollin said it’s not just a chance to highlight all that has been done over the past two hundred years but look to what the future holds too. “Its a really exciting time here, I’m so proud to be the Mayor, and so proud of where we’ve come from and where we’re going,” said Dollin, “in order to have a strong and vibrant future, we need to understand where we came from.”
Images courtesy South Simcoe Police via Twitter.