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Ontario Celebrates 125 Years on Saturday, December 10, 2016


Ontario, CA – Founded as a model colony in 1882 by George and William Chaffey, brothers from Brockville, Ontario, Canada, the City of Ontario was created as a model colony.  As the Chaffey brothers purchased and developed the land, their continuous efforts to lure new settlers worked and the colony quickly grew.  Today, the City of Ontario continues its commitment to creating opportunity and building value in the community. 

2016 marks Ontario’s 125th Anniversary since its incorporation on December 10, 1891.  Please join the Ontario City Council on Saturday, December 10, 2016 as the City celebrates a rich history and heritage of community, culture, and commerce.

The celebration will kick-off at the 6th Annual 5K Reindeer Run and Rudolph’s Dash at the Citizens Business Bank Arena.  Come join the fun with a full morning of activities including the Mascot Run, Rudolph’s Dash Fun Run, 5K Reindeer Run, Pancake Breakfast, Vendor Booths, Activities, Craft Booths, Birthday Cupcakes for everyone and more!  There will be plenty of activities for the whole family!  The event will begin at 7:30 AM.

The celebration will continue at Ontario Town Square from 4 PM – 6 PM, located at 224 N. Euclid Avenue.  Bring your family, friends and neighbors and join the Ontario City Council for a special evening of entertainment, provided by the Southland Symphony Orchestra; a featured speaker presentation on “For the Love of Ontario,” presented by the pied piper of community ideas and City love, Peter Kageyama; presentations; and birthday cake for everyone!

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