Mississippi Mills students in grades 4 to 6 are invited to get out their pencil crayons, markers, and crayons and let their creative juices flow for a chance to have their artwork displayed across the municipality as part of the municipality’s year-long Bicentennial celebrations.

The image to be coloured was drawn by artist Auni Milne and is found on the Bicentennial Commemorative Coin.

The top three entries, selected by a committee of staff and council, will receive a Bicentennial Commemorative Coin. The winning image will be made into a sticker and used in a variety of ways to promote the Bicentennial.

The deadline for entries is Thursday, February 23rd, 2023. The winners will be announced on March 2nd. Drop your coloured page to the library. You can also download the picture and the signed waiver here.

The Bicentennial marks the establishment of European settlers in all wards of Mississippi Mills in 1823. Some of the key settlement locations include: Bennies and Leckie’s Corners; the hamlets of Appleton, Blakeney and Clayton; the village of Pakenham and the town of Almonte. Mississippi Mills was established on land that is the ancestral and unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe Nation.