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Sidney's 50th Anniversary

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On New Year's Day, January 1st, 2017, Mayor Steve Price and Sidney Town Council hosted an "Afternoon Tea" at the Mary Winspear Centre to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Sidney's reincorporation as "The Town of Sidney". The event was well attended by 300 residents and guests. Here's an overview of the afternoon.

Mayor & Councillor Paltiel

Mayor & N. Sealey 


Town Crier

Mayor Price greets Central 
Saanich Councillor, Niall Paltiel 


Mayor Price, introduces former 
Sidney Councillor and Mayor,
Norma Sealey

   Town Crier, Kenny Podmore, opens
the event with one of his colourful cries
 Magician Murray Hatfield    Mayor & B. Freeman   Panorama Kids Activities 
 Magician Murray Hatfield entertains the crowd.    Mayor Price introduces Barry Freeman, son of Arthur Freeman, Mayor at the time of incorporation as a Town.    Panorama Recreation was on hand with activities for the kids.
 Sidney 50th Anniversary Guests    The O'Briens   Sidney 50 Logo 
300 people attended the 50th Anniversary Celebrations at the Winspear Centre.   People were entertained by the O'Brien Family.
   Anniversary Celebration Souvenir Booklet