All Canadian Self Storage hosted an event on Saturday commemorating the 100th anniversary of Leaside, Ontario, Canada, that featured speeches from Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other dignitaries. Harper spent 12 years growing up in the town and spoke to more than 250 guests attending the centennial celebration.
To mark the occasion, the self-storage facility on Laird Drive was decorated with plants, green turf covering the concrete floors, and red-tube lighting. Harper reminisced about his childhood and early political exposure while living in Leaside, including the debate over two designs for a new Canadian flag. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne also spoke.
In addition to speeches, the celebration included wine and champagne, dinner and dancing. The gala was one of several events marking 100 years since the town’s incorporation in 1913. Other activities included heritage walking tours.
Founded in 1997, All Canadian Self Storage operates five facilities in Ontario. The company also offers mobile-storage services, truck rental and a full line of moving and packing supplies at each of its locations.