FOCUS newsletter

FEBRuary 2022

  1. Canton pavilion online rentals
  2. Simply Recycling Returns
  3. Please stay off the ice
  4. Off-season farmers markets return to the Summit

Think ahead to spring and summer! This year’s pavilion rental season runs from May 1 through September 30. Starting February 1, at 10 a.m., Canton Leisure Services will begin accepting online reservations from Canton residents for its open-air pavilions, amphitheater, and gazebo at Only online bookings from Canton residents will be accepted at this time, with the exception of Preservation Park’s new pavilion, which will be available for rent this season and can only be reserved by calling 734/394-5310, starting February 1.  

Starting March 1, at 10 a.m., Canton residents may submit phone reservations for all venues by calling 734/394-5310, however, online reservations are still encouraged.   

Online or phone reservations for non-residents will be accepted starting March 29.  Payment is due at the time of reservation. For rates and additional rental information, visit or call 734/394-5310.   

  1. A message from Supervisor Graham-Hudak
  2. Residential Cross connections program continues in 2022
  3. GFL collection reminder

We were fortunate to host a visit from Governor Gretchen Whitmer last month at the Summit on the Park. She first met with our #Lead Like a Girl program participants to reinforce the importance of powerful women in our communities, and the impact they can have on the world. We were proud to show how Canton is working to inspire girls to become leaders, as well as the diverse programming we continue to provide to our residents!  The governor was indeed an inspiration for the girls at the meeting. 

The governor then met with a group of local businesswomen, led by Tammy Haggerty, to discuss various challenges and opportunities that they have been encountering over the last few years during the pandemic.  The lively discussion lasted for about 30 minutes.

I was also able to show the governor how we are working to fix the roads in our community.  She was impressed and liked how we displayed our progress to the community, which is now on display at the Summit. I look forward to more visits from the governor in the future as we move forward with many positive initiatives for our residents.

  1. Canton Chamber membership drive
  2. Did You Know?
  3. Treasurer Slavens' Corner

This year the Canton Chamber of Commerce is celebrating 50 years of serving Canton area businesses. Many new and exciting events are planned throughout the year such as the kick-off of the Canton Chamber University, Cherry Hill Village Festival, Chamber Walk of Fame and more. 

The fun begins on February 9 with a membership drive. Teams of member representatives from all business sectors will compete for fun and prizes as they add new members to the roster. New benefits and resources have been added for all members, but incentives to join during the drive are great!  

Local businesses and professionals are invited to join a team, join the Chamber, or renew their involvement on or before February 9. Residents are invited to refer a business that is new or would benefit from the marketing, education and networking opportunities offered by the Chamber. Visit or call Pamela Batcho at 734/453-4040 for more information. 

  1. Virtual Camp registration
  2. GCYBSA registration underway
  3. Boys spring lacrosse leagues now forming
  4. Free tax preparation available
  5. Summit all-star weekend

Canton Leisure Services offers a variety of summer programs for all ages and all interests, including: day camps, preschool camps, sports camps, special needs programs, art camps, teen camps, theater camps, science/educational camps and more!

Representatives from different camps will be available to answer all of your questions on Saturday March 5, from 10 a.m. –             12 p.m. by phone. Many popular camps fill up fast, so you won’t want to miss out. With no in-person event, interested parties are asked to please call 734/394-5460 for help registering. To expedite your registration, please log into your Leisure Services account at before March 5, to make sure your login and password are in working order. 

  1. Spring/summer 2022 program registration
  2. Golf Leagues now forming
  3. In the spotlight at the village theater
  4. we're hiring!

The latest edition of the Leisure Services Discover Brochure is now online and will be hitting your mailboxes shortly. Visit to find something just right for you and your family to take advantage of in the coming months.  

Online registration for most classes and programs begins Wednesday, February 16, at 5 p.m. at Don’t delay, as many classes fill up quickly.