City Plugs in the Lights for Christmas at the Pier
Posted: November 15, 2013
The City of Belleville plugged in the Christmas at the Pier lighting display Friday at Jane Forrester Park.
The Christmas at the Pier lighting display debuted last November and is the new home of the Foster Family Display that had been seen at the Alemite Park for several years. The display was created to honour Billy Foster and his friend Art "Sonny" Culloden, who were killed in a car accident on Christmas Eve in 1958.
The display was lit up again for the first time this year on Friday November 15 and will run through the end of the holiday season.
"We are so proud to be able to bring this Christmas light display to the community of Belleville every Christmas season," said Councillor Garnet Thompson, who is the chair of the Christmas Lighting Display Committee. "So many people came out to enjoy the display last year and we had so much positive feedback about it. We're looking forward to welcoming even more people this year for our expanded display."
In addition to the Jane Forrester Park/Meyers Pier display, the City will also lit up a giant Christmas tree in Market Square behind City Hall.
"This is a great time of year for us to show our community spirit," Thompson said.
The Christmas at the Pier light display is supported by the City of Belleville along with several sponsors that make the display possible. The Christmas Lighting Display Committee, which also includes Councillor Ege Boyce, Councillor Taso Christopher, Robert Hoekstra and Heather Henderson extend their gratitude to the following sponsors for their support of the display.
Santa Level Sponsors
Elf Level Sponsors
Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG)
Reindeer Level Sponsors
W.T. Hawkins Ltd.
Triangle Fluid Controls
The Culloden Family
Candy Cane Level Sponsors
Impacto Protective Products
Cunningham Swan LLP
Whitley Insurance and Financial Services
The Sernas Group
Avaya Community Volunteers
Meyers Transportation Services
Stocking Stuffer Level Sponsors
Lexassist Management Inc.
Templeman, Menninga LLP
Canadian Tire Belleville (the McCullough Family)
International Truckload Services Inc.
Ornament Level Sponsors
Bayshore Credit Union
R. Marikkar and J. Rahumathulla
Watson Land Surveyors
Quinte Ballet School of Canada