Hockey sticks and bagpipes: Wilmot Says Welcome

Wilmot Responds has made a video to celebrate the historic arrival of newcomers to the area.

January 1, 2016

In December 2015, the people of Wilmot township - plus elected officials who represent us - came together to make a video and offer a warm welcome to our new friends and neighbours.

Individuals, families, church congregations, businesses, service clubs, township staff, our local hockey team: everyone shot their contributions on phones and tablets, which we spliced together to form a compilation of 52 videos featuring over 350 people. The video - titled "Wilmot Says Welcome" - starts with Wilmot's Mayor Les Armstrong, and also includes Councillors Jeff Gerber and Barry Fisher. Harold Albrecht MP and Michael Harris MPP also contributed. Submissions included English, French, Spanish, German, Celtic, Arabic - and bagpipes. 

Together, we're sharing the feelings of so many here in Wilmot, an optimism that is shared in countless communities around the country.

We're so glad you're here to join us and participate in the Canadian experience. Welcome to Canada.

Music: "Hard Times Come Again No More" - Stephen Foster. Performed by Diana and Mike Erb.