It was the kind of summer day we’ve all been waiting for: Sunny, with just a few clouds in the sky, and the temperature hovering around 28 C. Deputy Mayor Rob Grossi did a fine job as MC, filling in for Mayor Margaret Quirk, who was on a summer holiday in France – probably sweltering in Europe’s hottest-ever heatwave.
Local talent Brigitte Wickens kicked-off Canada’s 152nd birthday with a spirited version of O Canada, and no one seemed to mind that the legion colour bearers started marching off in a different direction from their Sargent-at-Arms.
That’s because there was too much to see and do: a bouncy castle, a vintage car show, rock climbing, live music, free Canada Day tattoos – temporary of course — and, wait for it, helicopter rides! Plus, lots of interesting vendors, including a Birds of Prey demonstration from Wild Ontario. And there were plenty of good eats, including free hot dogs, compliments of Sobeys, and of course, a free slice of Canada Day cake. All in all, a great start to summer.
Here are a few pics from the day.