The Williams Family does it again!

The annual Mayor’s Light Tour took place on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. Over 350 residents age 55+ toured the streets of Pickering, via Durham Region Transit, thanks in no small part to the City of Pickering, who organizes the free, annual event for residents. Eight full buses toured a specific route and voted on their favourite decorated home. At the end of the tour, the Pickering Recreation Complex was host to the passengers who enjoyed light refreshments and live Big Band music, featuring the George Lake Big Band. Mayor Ryan addressed the participants and confirmed the winners, once the votes were tallied. Honourable Mention was awarded to 1286 Haller, 3rd place to 982 Redbird Trail, 2nd place to 789 Eyer Drive and 1st place, by unanimous decision, and for the 11th year, to 1285 Ilona Park Road.

Mayor Ryan was able to visit and present the winning plaque to the Williams family on Tuesday, December 20th and took some pictures. The Williams Family will be hosting the steel drum band this Saturday, December 24th, as part of their annual tradition. Don’t miss your chance to see the 2016 lights display.

Light Tour Route maps are available in hard copy at East Shore Community Centre, Petticoat Creek Community Centre, and Pickering Recreation Complex. For more information on this event, or other events, contact the Community Services Department at 905.420.4620.

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As the gateway to the east GTA, Pickering (population 94,000) is strategically located where Toronto, York and Durham Regions meet. An award-winning municipality, Pickering is slated for significant economic and residential growth; offering an unparalleled quality of life for those who live, work, and play here. Its dynamic City Centre has been designated by the Province of Ontario as both an Urban Growth Centre and Mobility Hub, and continues to evolve as a preferred destination for creative learning, memorable events, and unique experiences at the heart of a vibrant, connected, and engaged community.