Georgina, ON – Drivers will get a chance to turn something naughty into something nice this holiday season with the Town of Georgina’s Toys for Tickets program. It allows people who get a parking ticket between Dec.1 to Dec. 14, for the offence of parking between the hours of 2 a.m. and 7 a.m., the option of paying the ticket with a new, unwrapped toy equal to or greater than the amount of the fine. All toys received will be distributed through a local charity.
Whether you are looking to get into the holiday spirit or find something new, there is lots to do in Georgina this December.
Sutton Santa Claus Parade of Lights
On Dec. 2, Santa arrives in Sutton for the annual Santa Claus Parade of Lights. Beginning at 5 p.m. in Jackson’s Point, the parade travels down Dalton Road to High Street, then along High Street ending at the fairgrounds.
Bring on the snow. The Town of Georgina is ready to tackle winter weather by managing snow and ice on the streets and sidewalks. The Town is responsible for 333 kilometres of roads, 140 kilometres of sidewalks and mutli-use paths and 25 municipal parking lots. A combination of Town-owned trucks and contracted services provide snowplowing services to Town roads and sidewalks through a priority and secondary route system.
The Town of Georgina is announcing the launch of an exciting new tool for residents and visitors to explore the natural beauty of the community. The Interactive Trail Map is your guide to the diverse network of trails in Georgina.
"The new Interactive Trail Map is a fantastic resource for both residents and tourists,” said Mayor Margaret Quirk. “It showcases the natural beauty of our community, and also promotes living an active and healthy lifestyle. I encourage everyone to take advantage of this incredible tool and explore our beautiful trails."
The ROC will be offering equipment rental packages for skiers and snowboarders this coming winter season. The new initiative is available thanks to Government of Canada support through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario). As part of the Tourism Relief Fund (TRF), the Town of Georgina was approved for a non-repayable contribution of $177,156 to purchase skis, snowboards, bindings, boots, snowshoes and helmets.
The Council of the Town of Georgina invites persons to volunteer in their community as a member of the following committee. The appointment is for the remainder of the 2022-2026 Term of Council. Current Town board and committee members are encouraged to apply.
Georgina Agricultural Advisory Committee (GAgAC)
The Georgina Agricultural Advisory Committee (GAgAC) is an agricultural advisory body that will promote the stewardship, preservation, protection and public awareness of farming and agricultural issues in the Town of Georgina.
The Council of the Town of Georgina invites persons to volunteer in their community as a member of the Georgina Public Library Board. There is one vacancy to be filled at this time. The appointment is for the remainder of the 2022-2026 Term of Council. Current Town board and committee members are encouraged to apply.
The Georgina Public Library Board
The Town is making space on the mantle after capturing four MarCom awards. The Communications Division won a platinum award for Georgina’s Game Plan – a creative marketing campaign for the Town’s Strategic Plan in the category of Strategic Communication, Integrated Marketing. The Economic Development and Tourism Division received a gold award for its marketing campaign promoting the annual Field to Table event.
Today, Council received the 2024 draft budget, which proposes a 3.5 per cent increase for operating expenditures and 2 per cent increase for an infrastructure levy for a total tax levy increase of 5.5 per cent. The annual infrastructure levy for capital reserves is necessary to ensure the Town can continue to invest in the capital infrastructure that residents rely upon.
Whether you are looking to get in the holiday spirit or find a new way to help make a difference in your community, there are a lot of opportunities to get involved in Georgina this November.
Remembrance Day services
Lest we forget. A Remembrance Day service will be held on Sunday Nov. 5, 2023 at 3:30 p.m. at the Pefferlaw Lions Community Centre, 38 Pete's Lane. Everyone is invited to attend the Remembrance Day ceremonies held at the cenotaphs in Keswick and Sutton on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.