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The Community Attraction and Promotion section through its Resident Attraction and Retention area is once again hosting the annual ‘baCK to Chatham-Kent’ Home for the Holidays celebration.

The baCK initiative was launched in 2013 and aims to encourage those originally from the area to consider returning by sharing stories of people who have made the decision to come baCK to Chatham-Kent and showcasing the opportunities here.

“People and culture is a key pillar in CK Plan 2035 and in order to strengthen our community and position it for the future, it is important that we celebrate, connect with, and welcome those who add to its vibrancy – that is why we celebrate baCK Home for the Holidays,” said Audrey Ansell, Manager of Community Attraction and Promotion, in a media release.

Those featured in this campaign highlight their reasons for returning and their favourite aspects of living in Chatham-Kent.

“First, my wife and I were both born and raised in Chatham, and we always wanted to start our family in the town we grew up in. Second, from a business perspective, coming back to Chatham made sense. The connections I had made over the years made it a simple decision for me. Chatham-Kent continues to grow and make a name for itself in South-Western Ontario. I look forward to being a part of this great town for years to come,” said Jacob Simpson.

Activities associated with the baCK Home for the Holidays include: Web content on the Municipal Web Portal – www.chatham-kent.ca/baCK – featuring stories of people who have chosen to come back; Home for the Holidays Bad Art Night with Chatham-Kent Public Library on Dec. 21, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Chatham Library Branch; and Home for the Holidays “Memories on Ice” sponsored skates at W.K. Erickson Arena, Dec. 29, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and the Dresden Arena, Dec. 29, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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