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Celebrate Canada Day’s Birthday in Cannington!

COURTNEY McCLURE, The Standard

BROCK: Annual Cannington Canada Day Festival will be held Saturday, July 1st, in MacLeod Park, 72 Peace Street. The festivities will start at 11 a.m. and end with fireworks at 10 p.m.


The car show is back and there will be more fun things to do during this year's celebrations. Some examples include a mechanical bull ride, a jumping castle for kids and a beer tent for adults who are 19 and older.

Like many other Canada Day celebrations, the local fire department will be attending the Cannington Canada Day Festival. According to Mr. Jones, the fire department attends this event every year.

“The big thing in the evening will, of course, be the fireworks,” said Mr. Jones. “People come from all over Durham [Region] for our fireworks! They are spectacular!”

Mr. Schummer also agreed the fireworks display is a major attraction of the Cannington Canada Day Festival. “We’ve had one of the best display [of fireworks] in the area for many years,” explained Mr. Schummer.

According to him, Cannington receives many people visitors from all across Durham Region and the City of Kawartha Lakes.

Mr. Schummer said he enjoys the presentation of the Citizen of the Year Award.

Last year the award was given to the late Ron Gerrow. Ron was a member of the Cannington community who helped out with many endeavours across Brock Township. “If he wasn’t doing something in the foreground, he was in the background,” explained Mr. Schummer, speaking about Ron Gerrow.

Assisting with the Canada Day Festival can help high school students earn the community service hours they will need to graduate.

Rides and inflatables will be running from approximately 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Everyone is welcome, and entry to the festival is free.

Parking is available in the Rick MacLeish Memorial Community Centre parking lot.

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