Come celebrate Canada Day in Hawkesbury, Vankleek Hill, L’Orignal
It looks as though Hawkesbury will be the place to be on Canada Day, as Canadians across the country come together to celebrate the nation's birthday.
Locally, there are plenty of activities planned at Confederation Park in Hawkesbury. Festivities will kick off with a brunch from 8:30 a.m. to noon, put on by the Club D'Age D'Or.
The official opening ceremonies will take place at 10 a.m., with the raising of the Canadian flag and the singing of the National Anthem.
There will be a variety of inflatable games and activities on site for children from noon to 6 p.m. At 1 p.m., those with a sweet tooth can come by for a piece of free Canada Day cake.
The Majinx magic show will take place from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. and there will be a variety of other amusements, face painting and kiosks from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.
The evening festivities will kick off at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by Imaginarium and Michel Pagliaro, known as the Canadian rocker who came closest to writing perfect car radio Beatles-like pop. He recorded at Apple Studios in London and sings like both John Lennon and Paul McCartney in two languages.
A fireworks display will get underway at 11 p.m.
Canada Day fun in Vankleek Hill
The fun starts at the Vankleek Hill fairgrounds at 4 p.m. There will be music by the Harbor Lites and a barbecue supper available, but you are welcome to bring a picnic supper. Don't forget to wear your favourite or most outrageous hat for the hat contest!
Of course, there will be family games and activities for all ages.
Fireworks take place after dark at the fairgrounds.
Canada Day fun in L'Orignal
Events in this community will get underway at noon in the yard at the Saint-Jean Baptiste Church. There will be inflatable games and a barbecue, as well as a visit from Frisotine at 1 p.m.
Firefighters will conduct an obstacle course for children at 2 p.m. and at 2:30 p.m., the famous treasure hunt will get underway. The human ball machine will begin at 3 p.m., followed by mud races for the whole family at 4 p.m.
Body painting and fashion will begin at 5 p.m. for youth aged 12 to 18, followed by amateur entertainment organized by 100% Actifs at 7 p.m.
The Amitié Choir will perform under the big tent at 8 p.m. and fireworks will end the day at 10:30 p.m.