Mr. Speaker, I rise to salute the Town of Hampstead, which is in the midst of celebrating its 100th birthday under the theme “Looking back, moving forward”. Last week I was pleased to attend the town’s centenary parade and festivities, along with celebrants representing communities from across Montreal, and indeed, around the world.
In fact, the Town of Hampstead’s centennial highlights the diversity of our rainbow riding, as more than 60 groups participated in the parade.
Designed originally as a garden city, Hampstead remains a tranquil, distinctively green residential oasis.
I commend Mayor Steinberg, the town council, hard-working town employees and the centennial committee for their vision and hard work, as Hampstead moves from last week’s celebrations to its time capsule and Centennial Lane dedication. I offer my congratulations for a century of success and best wishes for the hundred years to come.