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.

MC Deputy Mayor Rob Grossi
Brigitte Wickens sings O Canada
Royal Canadian Legion Colour Bearers
Anna Yue and Daniel Zhang, from Keswick, wearing red and white
Carl Fletcher, and grandson Liam, 12, enjoy a free hot-dog from Sobeys
MP Scot Davidson cuts the Canada Day cake
Chuck and his daughter Lillian from Jackson’s Point get a slice of cake
Joslyn, 5, Jordyn, 8, and Justin ,10, from Sutton, enjoy their Canada Day cake
MPP Caroline Mulroney and daughter Miranda enjoy the view from a vintage 1965 Mustang convertible
Ariel, 10, from Schomberg, hams it up in the cooling station
Colleen Cates, from Keswick, gets a Canada Day tattoo
Kendall Schwertfeger and April Sabatini suggest fun summer activities to do in Georgina
Mat Power plays “Boots or Hearts” from the Tragically Hip
Helicopter rides!
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