All ages came out on Friday to play, eat, socialize and help Hillsborough celebrate the Canada Day weekend. The Artisan Village at the Wetlands Park officially opened. Then at noon, Hillsborough’s newest residents from Aleppo, Syria, - Mohammad and Montaha Khalaf and their children Rodaina, Ahmed, Alaa and Wissam - helped cut the cake at the Steeves House Museum. It was a very special moment for all and a heartfelt gesture of welcome and acknowledgement that they are now part of our local history.
Shane Ducommun was kept busy twisting balloon animals and shapes, and had a steady lineup of customers. A number of dueling matches with balloon swords ensued.
Jeff Jonah, Deputy Mayor, says that every year, the Canada Day celebrations have grown, with village council working hard to build community spirit and involvement.
This year’s event was made possible through the support of the Village of Hillsborough, Scotiabank, Cinnamon Soul, Hillsborough Kiwanis and Canadian Heritage…as well as our sister village across the Petitcodiac. The Village of Memramcook donated $750 towards our fireworks this year, as their residents enjoy them as much as our own...and this year, the show was spectacular.
We hope Memramcook feels they got a big bang for their investment! We certainly feel that we did.