All are welcome to join Mayor Gord Krantz for the annual tradition of the bell ringing on New Year’s Eve and the Council-hosted New Year’s Day Levee, to usher in the New Year.
“I always look forward to celebrating the start of the New Year with my colleagues and fellow Miltonians,” said Milton Mayor Gord Krantz. “This tradition has served us well over the years and I invite our newest residents to join us for the festivities.”
The bell ringing takes place in Victoria Park on Sunday, December 31 at 11:45 p.m., in front of Hugh Foster Hall (141 King Street). The honorary bell ringer for 2018 is Kelly Scanlan, Milton Fire Fighter and Invictus Games medalist.
The Mayor and Councillors’ New Year’s Day Levee takes place on January 1, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Milton Town Hall (150 Mary Street). The event continues the Levee tradition of conversation and refreshments with Milton Town Council. The tradition of the New Year’s Levee dates back to 1646 when the governor of New France hosted the event to wish the citizens a Happy New Year and inform them of important events in France. It continues to be celebrated in municipalities across Canada.
More information on the Levee is available from your local Town Councillor; contact information is noted at www.milton.ca/council.