DAN CEARNS, The Standard
KAWARTHA LAKES/SCUGOG: Recently, residents across Kawartha Lakes and Scugog Township celebrated the coronation of King Charles III.
The coronation was held on Saturday, May 6th.
"Today, people across the country and around the world are celebrating the coronation of King Charles III, the first coronation of a Canadian head-of-state in over seven decades," read a statement from Ontario Premier Doug Ford. "Here in Ontario, people are marking this historic event with special ceremonies, concerts, and free admission to attractions and parks across the province. As the King officially takes on his new role, I have no doubt that he'll build on his mother's legacy of duty, service and dedication to his people. On behalf of all Ontarians, I wish King Charles III and The Queen every success in their reign."
Kawartha Lakes City Hall in Lindsay was lit in royal green from Friday, May 5th, until Monday, May 8th, to mark the occasion.
"Kawartha Lakes is delighted to join in celebrating the coronation of King Charles III on May 6th. We're lighting up City Hall in royal emerald green lights this weekend, and I'm sure many will be tuning in, to witness the ceremony. This historic event is a symbol of the enduring friendship between Canada and the United Kingdom. Congratulations to King Charles, and best wishes for a long and successful reign," read a statement from Mayor Doug Elmslie.
At a meeting on Monday, May 8th, Scugog Mayor Wilma Wotten commented on the coronation.
"The ceremony reflected the monarch's role today and looked towards the future while being rooted in a longstanding tradition. On behalf of the Township of Scugog council, I would like to congratulate his majesty on the coronation."