In 2016, the Heart of Our City Committee commemorated the 10th anniversary of the Heart of Our City Master Plan with a celebratory event. The purpose of the event was to recognize individuals, businesses and organizations that have made outstanding contributions that exemplify the vision and pillars of the revitalization of our Downtown. These outstanding individuals, businesses and organizations have invested time, ideas and capital into the Downtown to make it more beautiful, livable, exciting, vibrant, accessible and sustainable. Due to the success of the event and that there many outstanding individuals, businesses and organizations deserving of special recognition, the Heart of Our City Committee decided to make Celebrate Downtown an annual event. The event provides an excellent opportunity for Downtown Champions, those friends, neighbours, colleagues and community members, to meet, mingle and network.