Cobourg council hears good summer news

By Cecilia Nasmith

Cobourg council expressed unanimous agreement that the Waterfront Festival had been outstanding this year.

“I want to congratulate the Town of Cobourg and all first responders, the Lions Club and the Rotary for putting on a magnificent Waterfront Festival,” Mayor John Henderson said this week.

“From all I have learned, with the exception of one person who was speeding excessively and was caught, it was a great Canada Day weekend for all concerned, and also a great opportunity to present our new poet laureate,” he added, mentioning Jessica Outram, who made her debut a week earlier at a special council meeting.

“The town crier, the Concert Band of Cobourg the spectacular fireworks – it was a perfect night in the Town of Cobourg.”

“Congratulations to everyone involved in an exceptional Waterfront Festival, one of the best ever,” Deputy Mayor Suzanne Seguin agreed.

“It was a very successful and well-organized event, and it was especially touching to our new Canadians to see Canada Day celebrated,” Councillor Emily Chorley added.

Chorley had some other news to share about the upcoming summer season, such as congratulations to town staff for managing the high water levels at the beach – where two new lifeguard stations should soon replace the remaining two old ones.

The splash pad has a new feature replacing the old yellow dome, Chorley added, and summer day-camp enrollment is up 23% over last year, with 2,100 young participants enrolled over nine weeks of programming.