A Community-wide Celebration for Canada Day!

Canada Day in the Municipality of Kincardine is shaping up to be an all-day celebration spanning the community. A packed schedule for Saturday, July 1st showcases family-friendly fun celebrating our nation’s birthday.

Festivities begin in Tiverton at 8 a.m. with the Tiverton Lions’ Club Brunch at the Whitney Crawford Community Centre with proceeds going towards their Splash Pad project.

The Tiverton Agricultural Society is organizing the Canada Day Parade at 10:30 a.m. For those interested in being in the parade and route details coming soon, visit www.kincardine.ca/CanadaDay.

Following the parade, the Drifters Car Club will be showing off their rides in the Tiverton Arena Parking lot from noon to 2 p.m.

Events move to Kincardine for the afternoon and evening, beginning at 1 p.m. with opening ceremonies featuring the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band at the flagpole at the west end of Harbour Street.

A ceremony unveiling a “Kincardine Lighthouse and Phantom Piper” plaque happens at the foot of the Lighthouse including a rare afternoon performance by the Phantom Piper themselves at 2 p.m.

McPherson and Dunsmoor Parks play host to family entertainment from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. including:

· A barbecue by the Kincardine Lions’ Club
· A performance by local band Boiler Beach
· The Wild Ontario Bird Show
· Balloon twisters and face painters
· Bouncy castles and more

Of course, celebrations wouldn’t be complete without enjoying fireworks along the lakeshore. The display will be set-off from the North Pier at dusk, with July 2nd set as the rain date should the weather not cooperate.

“Canada Day in both Tiverton and Kincardine wouldn’t be possible without our wonderful service groups or volunteers helping us,” said tourism coordinator Kathryn Bruce. “This is really a celebration of both national and community spirit. We can’t wait to see everyone out in their red and white on July 1st!”