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Celebrate Canada Day with new Shelburne traditions

June 30, 2016   ·   0 Comments

By Michelle Janzen

 

Canada Day is the national day of Canada, a federal statutory holiday celebrating the anniversary of the July 1, 1867 enactment of the Constitution Act (then called the British North America Act), which united three colonies into a single country called Canada within the British Empire.

Originally called Dominion Day, the holiday was renamed in 1982, the year the Canada Act was passed. Canada Day observances take place throughout Canada as well as among Canadians internationally.

Here in Shelburne, the Town of Shelburne along with the Kinettes and Kinsmen of Shelburne will be hosting the giant patriotic party at Fiddle Park (located behind No Frills).

“Admission is free for all, with the opening ceremonies kicking off at 4 p.m. with tons of fun planned for the entire family up until the main event, the fireworks, which are taking place at approximately 10 p.m.,” Councillor Dan Sample tells the Shelburne Free Press.

New this year, and sponsored by S. Burnett & Associates are two children’s bouncy castles, the Big Top Carnival Maze and the Derby Express Race. Also new this year is the Purple Crush Water Slide, which is sponsored, and being run by Crewson Insurance, so don’t forget to pack a bathing suit and towel and plan on getting wet!

There will be live music all night long up until the fireworks are set off. Taking the stage this year are several local bands such as Shekinah Praise, Please and Thanks, Dufferin County Line, Troupe-adore and last to take the stage will be the recently formed and upcoming band Visual Negative.

There will be face painters available and an Ice Cream Truck for the children and the Kinsmen will be serving those over the age of 19 in the beer gardens while the Kinettes will be serving food from the kitchen.

All the while, Giant Tiger will be giving out rides in their train during the course of the evening.

Bring you lawn chairs or blankets to sit and enjoy the Fireworks which will commence at approximately 10 p.m., and that is something you don’t want to miss.

After your evening is over, you can enjoy one of the free shuttle services home sponsored by Trillium Ford and The Auto Center.

Happy Canada Day to all!

         

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