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Canada Day in Kawartha Lakes

KAWARTHA LAKES: Although Canada Day may still feel a little different this year, there are a variety of events and community initiatives taking place. Through the Department of Canadian Heritage Celebrate Canada Program, Canada Day funding was provided for the following local events:

Lindsay The Lindsay Canada Day Committee has received funding for a drive-in style fireworks event at the LEX Fairgrounds on July 1st from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. The event will feature one of the largest displays in Lindsay since Canada’s 150 in 2017. For more details, go to facebook.com/lindsaycanadaday.

Little Britain New Canadian flag banners, miniature flags and other Canadian decorations are being put up throughout Little Britain for display through the Little Britain Community Association. Check out the displays and join in by putting up your own Canadian decorations to show your Canada Day spirit. Omemee Not only is Omemee celebrating Canada Day, it is also celebrating its 200 anniversary. To mark both occasions, the Omemee and District Lions Club plans to celebrate the community’s Canadian heritage through a self-guided celebration and decoration of the village.

Bobcaygeon The Bobcaygeon Canada Day Committee will be decorating their community and hosting a drive-by car parade to long term care facilities in Bobcaygeon on July 1st.

Kinmount The Kinmount Canada Day event will focus on celebrating Canada’s birthday and the Canadian Flag beyond July 1st. The Kinmount Committee for Planning and Economic Development hopes to encourage celebrating the flag and Canadian heritage every day of the year through the installation of new flags throughout the village.

Canada Day celebration kit In collaboration with its partners, the Government of Canada has also put together a fun and inspiring Canada Day celebration kit with ways to celebrate. Share your inspirations using the hashtag #CanadaDay.

Fireworks safety and reminders As we approach Canada Day, Kawartha Lakes Fire would like to remind residents of the importance of safety while using fireworks and best practices to ensure they can be enjoyed responsibly. New restrictions surrounding consumer fireworks that are purchased at a convenience or retail outlet are now in effect. For more information, please read our news release. Please also keep in mind the municipal services and hours of operation over the holiday:

Waste and Recycling •All landfill sites will be closed on July 1st. The landfills that are normally open on Fridays, Lindsay Ops and Somerville, will be open again on July 2nd. •Thursday curbside collection will move forward to Friday.

Public Library •All Kawartha Lakes Public Library branches will be closed July 1. •For more information about the Kawartha Lakes Public Library, please visit their website.

Municipal Administration and Service Centres •During the provincial reopening, currently only the Lindsay Service Centre and Coboconk Service Centre are open to the public with limited services and safety measures. •Both service centres will be closed on July 1st, returning to regular office hours from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on July 2nd. •Municipal services can be accessed by calling Customer Service at 705-324-9411 during regular operating hours.

Parks, Recreation and Culture •All Parks, Recreation and Culture facilities will be closed on July 1st. This includes contacting the administrative office, all recreation centres, arenas and pools, fitness classes and swimming programs. •To confirm which facilities and programs are currently open during the reopening, please visit the “Community Services – Parks, Recreation and Culture” section of the COVID-19 webpage.

Transit •There will be no Lindsay Transit or LIMO Specialized Transit Service on July 1st. Stay safe and limit gatherings. Stay up to date on the latest municipal information during the provincial reopening by visiting Kawartha Lakes COVID-19 Information. For more details on the provincial reopening visit Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen and for updates on local rules visit the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit.

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