Family-friendly Canada Day activities planned for Brock Township

Brock Township residents are invited to strap on their red and white and partake in some patriotic entertainment this Sunday (July 1) thanks to community organizations hosting annual Canada Day events.

The Cannington Canada Day Festival, hosted by the Cannington Lions Club, in MacLeod Park once again includes rides and inflatables, face painting, a Classic Car and Truck Show, various demonstrations, the CMC Motorcycle Show N Shine, fireworks, and a beer tent for the adults.

New this year, in partnership with Outer City Arts, the festival will include Art in the Park — a selection of artists displaying and selling works, children’s art activities,  book signings with Lucy Black, Angie Littlefield and Peter Fritze and a dance recital by the Wild and Free Dance Studio.

The Cannington Haunted Trail Committee is also bringing their Haunted Maze to the Festival for the first time. The maze is for people of all ages and will be open from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m..

Although many activities as well as the all day barbecue and concession start earlier in the day, opening ceremonies for the Cannington Canada Day Festival start at 12 p.m., followed by the presentation of the Canada Day Citizen of the Year.

All activities, with the exception of the paid barbecue, are free once again, thanks to the support of Activities Sponsors Canada Protection Plan and Ben’s Pharmacy.

For a full schedule of events in Cannington, click here.

The Beaverton Lions Club invites residents and visitors to celebrate Canada’s birthday with a pancake breakfast at the Beaverton Curling Club, kids cane pole fishing contest at the Harbour, musical entertainment, vendors and artisans, and various free children’s games and activities. Some activities include face painting, bouncy castles, balloon creations, three-legged races, tug of war, grain sac races and mini putt.

There is also a parade at 1 p.m., a charity barbecue, strawberry shortcake, the Harold Lodwick Citizenship Award, museum displays and more.

For a full schedule of events in Beaverton, click here.

The Beaverton Historical Society is also offering demonstrations, tours and more.

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