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Upcoming Proclamations and Flag Raising Ceremonies

Learn more about Coldest Night of the Year, Heritage Week, and World Thinking Day
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Coldest Night of the Year Week | February 19 - 25

Read the Proclamation. Join us for a flag raising ceremony on Tuesday, February 21 at 4:30 pm (outside) at the Court House Courtyard at 57 Holland Street East.

Join United Way Simcoe Muskoka on Saturday, February 25 for a fundraiser walk in BWG. Walk and raise money for YouthCALL Service Link, a live-answer telephone service that assists transitional-aged youth in a time when they need it most.

Start a team, join with some friends, and gather for good...because it's cold out there.

Visit for up-to-date fundraising details, view the current team roster, to join a team, or donate to a team! For route maps, visit

Ontario Heritage Week | February 20 - 26

Heritage Week is celebrated ever third week of each February and provides a wonderful opportunity for individuals and communities to reflect on their contributions to Ontario, how heritage is conserved, promoted and commemorated, and how they might shape the future. Read the Proclamation.


World Thinking Day | February 22

World Thinking Day has united Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world for a day of international friendship over the past 90 years, first celebrated in 1926. This year, members will be challenged to explore what we can learn from the environment, and how we can work with nature to create a more peaceful and secure future for youth everywhere in the theme of, ‘Our World, Our Peaceful Future’. Read the Proclamation.