What's on Canada Day?
Canada will officially celebrate its birthday this Sunday, July 1 and if you're looking for something festive to do, there are plenty of options.
While there won't be any Canada Day activities being held at the fairgrounds in Vankleek Hill this year, there will be a three-pitch softball taking place at the Vankleek Hill Community Centre from noon to 6 p.m.
The cost is $120 for a team of 12 people, which includes one game and a hamburger or hot dog. Games will be approx 1.5 hours in length, depending on how many teams register.
Bring the kids and take advantage of the splash pad.
All proceeds will be donated to Kathy McPhee, a local woman who is currently taking the controversial and very expensive drug, Avastin, to help ease complications from a brain tumour.
If you are interested in putting in a team, please contact Krissy Duval via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 613-678-6005.
There are plenty of activities planned for the family at Confederation Park in Hawkesbury.
The flag raising ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. and will be carried out at the Maison de l'île by the Royal Canadian Legion and 57 SD&G Highlanders Cadets.
There will be various kiosks and concessions on-site all day long.
Registration for the petanque tournament will take place from noon to 12:45 p.m.
The Hawkesbury Fire Department will have water fountains for children from 1 to 5 p.m. and inflatable play structures for children will be available from noon to 6 p.m.
Yvon Cayen will offer a demonstration of social and line dancing from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Entertainer Ian Quick will perform from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. and blues band Mern will perform from 3 to 4 p.m.
The Girls Just Wanna Have Fun concert will take the stage at 8:30 p.m. followed by the annual fireworks display.
There will be a free shuttle service to bring people to the park.
L'Orignal Park will be the location of Canada Day activities in this municipality.
The day will begin with an inflated balloon display and a barbecue. At 2 p.m. there will be an obstacle course for children set up by local firefighters. Frisotine the clown will be on hand to entertain children from 1 to 7 p.m.
A dinner including hot dogs, hamburgers, beef on a Kaiser bun, beans and cheesecake will begin at 5 p.m.
Chorale de L'Amitié will perform at 8 p.m. and a fireworks display will follow.
Free popcorn and cotton candy will be handed out by the Knights of Columbus.
Canada Day will be exciting in St-Eugène with a parade at 11 a.m. and numerous activities in Parc Samuel Reilley Park all day long.
There will be a Bingo at 2 p.m., face paitning, air bounce games for children and kite decorating from 3 to 5 p.m. The Monalea Petting Zoo will be on hand for children and will offer pony rides.
The rock music group Frequency will perform from 6 p.m. to midnight.
The fireworks display will take place at 10 p.m. Admission is $5 and children five and under are free.
Island Park will be the home of Canada Day activities in Alexandria, with events set to kick off at noon with a parade leaving école Elda-Rouleau. A cake cutting ceremony will take place at the park at 1:30 p.m. Other events include pony rides, an auction, a teddy bear clinic, petting zoo and the Glengarry Strong Man Competition.
The Yves Houle Carnival will offer rides for children at $10 per bracelet.
Numerous entertainers will keep people dancing all afternoon, including the MacLeod Fiddlers, Roger Hamelin Country Band, Studio Double Creation, Bang on the Ear and 29 Cents a Gallon to name only a few. Entertainment will run from 1:45 to 7:30 p.m.
The fireworks display will take place at 10 p.m.
Celebrations in Maxville will take place on Saturday, June 20 at the fairgrounds.
Celebrations will begin with an inflatable obstacle course starting at 3 p.m. and running until 7 p.m.
A barbecue will begin at 4 p.m. before the Lip-Sync contest at 7 p.m.
There will be categories for adults and children and participants are eligible to win cash prizes. Pre-registration is required. Call Gary Martin at 613-527-1206 or register by 6 p.m.
At dusk there will be a family fireworks display put on by the Maxville Fire Department.