Humber Lakeshore created a Canadian-themed campground at their Kick-Off to Canada Day event, celebrating 150 years of confederation with local residents and the Humber community.
The occasion also marked the grand opening of Lakeshore’s newly renovated Commons Field.
Humber and Etobicoke-Lakeshore MP James Maloney commemorated the new space with a plaque to acknowledge the financial support from the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.
Surrounded by red and white hats, balloons, and posters, hundreds of guests enjoyed free activities including a fire show, a maple taffy station, stilt walkers, food trucks and more.
Following the speeches that formally opened the space, the indie/pop band Ginger Ale and the Monowhales made up of Humber alumni, performed a live concert.
With many milestones to celebrate this year, Humber president Chris Whitaker also recognized the college’s 50th anniversary and the Lakeshore Campus’s Indigenous history.
“As we celebrate this significant milestone in our country’s history, we remain mindful of and honour the contributions and achievements of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples to our past, present and future,” he says. “We have been a part of the Etobicoke community for half a century now, and we are looking forward to many more years of partnership and mutual support.”
This is the first of many events Lakeshore will host on the Commons Field, which features a pathway, a permanent stage, seating and green space open to the public.