Canada 150 celebrations throughout the community

June 29, 2017   ·   0 Comments

By Mike Pickford

The biggest party of the summer is almost upon us as Canadians far and wide prepare to celebrate the country’s 150th birthday with a bang.

Right here in Orangeville, there will be events going on throughout the day, with such locations as the Alder Street Recreation Centre, the Royal Canadian Legion, the Orangeville Public Library and Island Lake Conservation Area playing host to a flurry of fun-filled, family-oriented activities.

Events at Alder kick off at noon with a special cake cutting and opening ceremonies. Free family swims, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Orangeville Highlands, will be offered from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and again from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. There will be face painting and various inflatable activities available for children throughout the day. President’s Choice SuperDogs will be performing a 30-minute ‘CanaDogs’ show at three different times throughout the day – at 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.

Activities are also planned at the Alder branch of the Orangeville Public Library, with a Canada 150/TD Summer Reading Club craft station set up for kids all day long. Minions from the hugely popular Despicable Me film series will be present from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The Orangeville Legion will be welcoming residents at noon for their celebrations, with a jam packed schedule right up until 7 p.m. There will be face painting and children’s activities ongoing for kids, with an outdoor bar and barbecue also on offer. Live entertainment will be provided throughout the day by acoustic band Riverstown Duo. There will also be a special ceremony taking place at 2 p.m.

Head on over to Island Lake Conservation Area as the day darkens – the Campfire Poets will perform at the amphitheatre from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Fireworks will light up the night sky over the lake at 10 p.m. Admission to Island Lake Conservation Area (after 2 p.m.) is by donation.

From everyone here at the Orangeville Citizen, we hope you make the most of all the activities ongoing throughout the community and have a truly wonderful Canada Day!


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