On June 16, the residents of Swan Lake Village attended a gathering at the Village’s Swan Club to celebrate the 25th year since the first residents moved into their new homes in this unique adult-lifestyle gated community in east Markham.
Over 300 residents gathered to celebrate this milestone event in the history of Swan Lake Village. It was the first opportunity since the covid pandemic restricted activities at the village for residents to get together in such a large group.
The celebration opened with the City’s Town Crier, John Webster, bellowing out a fact and fun filled proclamation announcing this special day in the history of Swan Lake Village.
The celebration included displays in the Swan Club Facility of posters illustrating the over 30+ activities that take place at the Village; displayed incredibly professional paintings from the members of the Village’s Palette Club and the playing of videos which reminded residents of the history and wildlife surrounding this beautiful community.
The residents enjoyed entertainment provided by the Village’s own Swan Lake Jammers; music by a duet called the 40 Something’s while a colourfully decorated young lady performed her hoola hoop and dance routines throughout the party area. During this time the residents also enjoyed food barbeques by the Lion’s Club, ice cream from a local ice cream truck vendor, thirst quenching beverages and finally took home decadent cupcakes/cookies.
City of Markham dignitaries including local Ward 5 Councillor Andrew Keyes, neighbouring Ward 6 Councillor Amanda Collucci and Regional Councillor Joe Li attended and mingled with the residents.
Keyes congratulated the Village on reaching it’s 25th year and said that he was proud to be representing such an incredible community.
The weather co-operated beyond everyone’s expectations amidst grey storm clouds and a few thunder clap enabling the residents to celebrate outdoors during a steamy and hot spring afternoon. All who attended had a great time and were glad to be able to see their neighbours in a party setting after a two year hiatus of being able to do so.