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´╗┐Richmond Village, Ontario -- the oldest community within the current City of Ottawa -- celebrated their 200th anniversary of their founding during the weekend of 15 to 17 July 2018. Richmond was originally a military settlement established in 1818 as a military post, and that following demobilization, members of the 100th Regiment of Foot were offered land to establish a force-in-being to withstand any future U.S. incursion. To commemorate their bicentennial, it added a 7th mural to their heritage mural gallery. Officially unveiled on 16 June 2018, artist Karen Xarchos included images of figures, iconic landmarks and symbols interspersed within the 20 foot wide by 8 feet high mural.
On this day, 15 July 2019, we commemorate the 201st anniversary of the establishment of Richmond Village -- the oldest community within the current City of Ottawa, Ontario.