You’re Invited to the Mayor’s New Year’s Levee January 14, 2024


Please join Mayor Yvonne Hamlin and Council in celebrating this year’s Order of Collingwood and Companion to the Order of Collingwood recipients at the upcoming Mayor’s Annual New Year’s Levee.

The Town of Collingwood annually honours those who, through their exemplary volunteer efforts within the community, enrich the social, well-being, natural or cultural environment, or recreational character of the Town, by bestowing recipients with the prestigious award of the Order of Collingwood.

The Town also recognizes former recipients of the Order of Collingwood who, through their continued volunteerism and ongoing efforts improve the fabric and character of our community, with the distinguished Companion to the Order of Collingwood Award.

The 2023 recipients of the Order of Collingwood and the Companion to the Order of Collingwood:

 Order of Collingwood
•    Susan Brindisi
•    Doug Linton
•    D. Barry Manchester
•    Paulina Monette
•    Mark Rich

Companion to the Order of Collingwood  
•    Sheila Stewart (2013 Order recipient)

The official awards will be presented at the Mayor’s Annual New Year’s Levee, which will be held Sunday, January 14, 2024, at the Georgian Bay Hotel, 10 Vacation Inn Drive. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and the ceremony begins at 2:00 p.m. 

In addition to the award ceremony, the event will feature a musical performance by award-winning youth singer/songwriter Kendall Lily (beginning at 1:30 p.m.), a reading by Collingwood Poet Laureate Jillian Morris, the Georgian Life Photo Booth, light refreshments, and an opportunity to welcome in the new year with fellow community members. All are welcome to come and celebrate the new year and award recipients. 

The event will be live streamed via our YouTube channel for those unable to attend in person.

For further information on the Order of Collingwood, including previous recipients, please visit:

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