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Meet Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell at New Year’s Levee

HAMILTON, ON – December 11, 2017 - Mayor Fred Eisenberger is pleased to announce that the Lieutenant Governor’s 2018 New Year’s Levee will take place in Hamilton on Monday, January 1, 2018.

The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, and Mayor Eisenberger will welcome Hamiltonians and local representatives to celebrate the New Year at Hamilton City Hall.

“The New Year’s Levee is a wonderful tradition: a chance for our community to come together to celebrate the New Year,” said Mayor Fred Eisenberger. “I look forward to welcoming the Lieutenant Governor back to Hamilton as residents of our great city gather at City Hall for this special occasion.”

Please help us support our local food banks by bringing a non-perishable food item.

Monday January 1, 2018
12 noon to 2 pm

Hamilton City Hall
71 Main Street West, 2nd Floor
Hamilton, ON L8P 4Y5

This event is wheelchair accessible
Light refreshments will be provided

Background

The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell is the 29th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, serving since 2014. In March 2016, Her Honour conducted an official visit to Hamilton, during which she joined city staff and young leaders during a roundtable focusing on local sustainability initiatives and youth engagement. The City of Hamilton was thrilled to highlight some of the work being done in our community to protect the environment, promote inclusive prosperity and social cohesion, and respond to the threat of climate change, while encouraging future leaders to lend their voice.

Her Honour will continue the practice of bringing the Lieutenant Governor’s New Year’s Levee to communities across Ontario. This is the first time the levee will take place in Hamilton, a growing city whose rich history and culture complement its dedication to sustainable development. Most recently the Lieutenant Governor was in Hamilton to take part in The Queen’s Baton Relay in advance of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Hamilton has connections to several Lieutenant Governors, including the Honourable Lincoln Alexander, who served as the 24th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario (1985-1991).