2017 marks an incredibly important year for Canada as we mark the country’s sesquicentennial, but it is also an important local anniversary, as the year marks 150 years since the incorporation of Dysart et al, our township. In fact, the township was established almost six months prior to Confederation with the local Council’s first meeting being held on January 7th, 1867. By this point, the village of Haliburton was starting to become established, with the settlers who had been lured by the promise of good agricultural land by the Canadian Land and Emigration Company having carved out their new homes and more settlers arriving all the time. Throughout 2017, the Municipality of Dysart et al will be celebrating this year’s important birthday with a series of celebrations, kicking off with a party in and around the AJ LaRue Arena on January 7th, starting at 4pm and carrying on into the evening. Join us for outdoor games, local food and drink, a trivia night, a fire and light show, outdoor games, a free public skate and so much more – we hope to see you there!