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Anniversary Celebrations

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50th Anniversary Celebrations - 1971-2021

On July 13, 1971 the Town of Paradise was officially incorporated as a municipality. First settled in the late 1800s as an area primarily for farming and logging, Paradise is now one of the fastest growing towns in the province. 

To mark the 50th Anniversary of Incorporation, throughout 2021, the Town will host a variety of events, programs, and initiatives to celebrate this milestone. All activities are guided by current public health requirements.

The Paradise 50 Anniversary Celebrations offer something for everyone – for our youngest residents to those young at heart, for our wonderful community groups, and for our thriving business sector – and we are excited to be able to celebrate all that Paradise has achieved and become over the past 50 years. 

Plans are underway for a variety of virtual, small group, and in-person events, and everything is being finalized in accordance with provincial public health guidelines. Full details on each event will be announced separately, closer to the date, to ensure all current requirements are followed.

Highlights of the celebrations include:
  • 50th Anniversary Main Event (Saturday, July 17, 2021) – an all-ages, family fun day in Paradise Park  
  • Time Capsule – the Town will fill it with a variety of items to highlight life in Paradise in 2021 and will be sealed for 25 years
  • Shop Local BINGO – residents can play along for prizes while at the same time supporting the business sector
  • Senior Story Telling Collection – an initiative to gather and record stories on the history of Paradise from those who have lived in the Town for the past 50 years (and longer!) 
  • Trail-A-Thon – a virtual event to encourage residents to use all the trails in Town
  • Sport and Recreation Expo – a showcase of programs, facilities, and local athletes
  • 50 Plus Celebration – an event dedicated to residents 50 plus and older
  • Paradise 50 Puppy Parade – a pet expo for the furry residents and their owners
  • Bubble BBQ – neighbourhood celebrations within household “bubbles”

To support the organization of the Anniversary Celebrations, the Town created a 50th Anniversary Advisory Committee. It is comprised of energetic, motivated, and civic-minded residents who are providing input on the celebrations and serving as ambassadors to help foster community spirit and pride at the programs, events, and initiatives. The members of the Anniversary Advisory Committee are Serena Barefoot, Patricia Burton, Glenn Carew, Keith Glynn, Lloyd Hussey, Lisa Hynes, Curtis Knee, Judy Sparkes, and Derrick Turner. 

Check back for all the details for our Paradise 50 Anniversary Celebrations!