SD&G – We are getting ready for Canada’s big day!
One of the biggest celebrations in the region Wednesday will be in Lamoureux Park in Cornwall as the nation’s 148th birthday is celebrated.
Organizers are expecting 20-25,000 people in the park.
The Cornwall Canada Day Committee has a whole slate of music and entertainment planned starting at 11 a.m. Click here for the full schedule. (Update: Events going on as scheduled, fireworks to proceed unless there’s lightning.)
“One of the things we aim to provide is a fun-filled and free day for families and seniors,” said Cornwall Canada Day Committee chairman Guy Lauzon.
For the children, there will be air bounce inflatables and also the popular red-and-white Canadian paraphernalia for sale.
The day will end with recognizing Cornwall’s Citizen of the Year and a major fireworks display over the St. Lawrence River.
The Lost Villages Museum will have Canada Day entertainment from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., which includes a barbeque and face painting.
There is also family activities at the Long Sault Plaza before a huge fireworks display at dusk along the Long Sault waterfront (Update: The fireworks and the carnival with bouncy castle have been postponed until July 4, events at Lost Villages and Plaza going on as scheduled), put on by the Long Sault Firefighters Association, the Township of South Stormont and the government of Canada.
Canada Day celebrations will be at Iroquois Point and Earl Baker Park in Morrisburg. (Update: Morrisburg events are postponed until Saturday July 4, Iroquois events going on as scheduled)
The South Mountain Fairgrounds will have all the Canada Day activities starting at 3 p.m. including fireworks at night. Click here for more.
There will be Canada Day activities in Avonmore and Moose Creek.
In Moose Creek, there’s the annual volleyball tournament, kids activities, Little Ray’s Reptiles from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.
In Avonmore, there’s a Canada Day Run in the morning with distances up to 10 kilometers, a community breakfast from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m., a free afternoon swim in the Avonmore pool and a pre-fireworks social at the fairgrounds. starting at 7 p.m.
Both locations will have fireworks at dusk.
Celebrations start this afternoon, June 30, in Maxville with a BBQ at 4 p.m. and inflatable games until 7 p.m. then a lip-sync contest and fireworks at dusk.
The fun shifts to Alexandria on Canada Day with all activities in Island Park from noon until 10 p.m.
Canada Day events in Charlottenburgh Park start at noon, leading up to fireworks at 10 p.m. There’s no charge for admission but a donation of a non-perishable food item to the Knights of Columbus is appreciated.
In Martintown, the South Glengarry Fire Station #2 will have chips and drinks starting at 8 p.m. before the fireworks. The rain date is July 4. (Update: Martintown fireworks are cancelled. Chips and fireworks will happen at same times on Saturday.)