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Thanks to a dedicated committee spearheading the effort, and others stepping forward to organize and/or sponsor various events, Canada Day promises to be chock full of activities here reminiscent of “Fun in the Sun” celebrations of yesteryear.

From the pancake breakfast hosted annually by the Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary right through to the fireworks at dusk, fun for the whole family will be front and centre on Friday, where it’s attending the parade along the riverfront or heading out to Point Park to take in the family games and water fun, antique car show, and the live entertainment.

All that’s needed now is for Mother Nature to co-operate (the forecast is looking good!)—and, of course, people to attend to really make it a festive atmosphere.

Truth be told, this year’s July 1 fun here—as well as the “street party” being held in Emo on Friday—is sort of a dry run to next year when Canada will celebrate its sesquicentennial (150 years). As such, organizers basically are laying the groundwork for what hopefully will be a really big party right across the district in honour of that milestone for the country we’re so blessed to call home.

But really, Canada’s birthday is worthy of celebrating every year and it’s great to see the push to revive July 1 activities here.

They may not rival how Point Park used to bustle on Canada Day but it’s certainly looking like a solid step in the right direction. And let’s face it, you can’t get bigger and better unless you start somewhere first.

Kudos to everyone who gave of their time so others can enjoy July 1.

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