Special council meeting with consul-general of Japan

By Lindsay Advocate

June 18 will be an exciting day for Kawartha Lakes Council, with a special presentation, award ceremony and more being brought forward.

The Japanese delegation, as well as Takako Ito, Consul-General of Japan, will be in attendance to acknowledge Kawartha Lakes’ twin city, Nayoro. The Accessibility Awareness Awards will also take place at 1pm. Join Council in Council Chambers at City Hall (26 Francis Street, Lindsay) to learn more about what is happening in Kawartha Lakes.

For the past 51 years, Kawartha Lakes has been a part of the Twin City Program with the Japanese city of Nayoro. Each year, representatives of Kawartha Lakes and Nayoro meet to celebrate this special relationship and promote friendship and goodwill. The Lindsay-Nayoro Twinning Committee is one of 75 sister and friendship cities between Canada and Japan. Consul-General of Japan Takako Ito will be presenting about the Committee and its work.

The 2019 Accessibility Awareness Recognition Awards will also take place during Council. Members of the Accessibility Advisory Committee will acknowledge those community groups, individuals and organizations within the municipality that work to make Kawartha Lakes a more accessible place to live. Now in its 12th year, the Accessibility Awareness Recognition Awards celebrate those who go above and beyond expectations to promote accessibility in Kawartha Lakes.

The June 18 meeting will be the first regular Council Meeting that will be livestreamed to the Kawartha Lakes YouTube channel.

To read the full agenda for the June 18 Council Meeting, visit the municipal website.

*Nayoro Park in Lindsay, pictured, was named after the Japanese town.

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