Legion hosts Canada Day activities, fireworks

 In Events, Visit Creemore

The Creemore Legion is coordinating a full day of Canada Day celebrations in the village on July 1.

Activities start with a three-on- three ball hockey tournament hosted by Creemore firefighters at Station 4 in front of the Legion. Participants are invited to register as a team or as individuals in the competitive or family division. Cost is $10 per player. Games will be played on Veterans Way, between the Creemore Arena and the Legion, where most Canada Day activities are taking place throughout the day. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and games start at 10:30 a.m. The tournament is open to all ages. Sign up in advance by emailing creemoreffa@ gmail.com or calling 705-888-8903.

The annual Harold Crawford Memorial Bike Parade begins at 1 p.m. Everyone is invited to decorate their bicycles with a Canadian theme and meet at Mad River Park, at the south end of Mill Street, in time for the start. The bike parade will be followed by a parade for kids of all ages.

After the parade there will be ‘Olde Thyme’ games and activities at the Legion including three-legged races, sack races, egg-and-spoon races, a scavenger hunt, water balloon toss, lawn bowling, ring toss, bean bag toss, and face painting from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., with an official cake cutting isat2p.m.

The Legion Ladies Auxiliary is holding a barbecue lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and serving other food at the Legion throughout the day.

An official ceremony begins at 8 p.m., with the singing of the National Anthem and awards presentations.

Organizer Norm Nordstrom said additional entertainment has been added to this year’s evening programming, and there may be one or two last minute additions to the day’s activities.

The DanceRoom and Maizis Martial Arts Academy will be performing from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. followed by The Steve Baker Magic Show. There will be live music by the Hogback Band from 9 p.m. while people wait for the fireworks at dusk. Organizers ask thatpeople leave their pets at home.

Organizers will be passing the boot to raise money to pay for the fireworks so be sure to donate. Donations can also be made at collection jars around town, or send a cheque to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 397, 27 Wellington St. W., Creemore, ON L0M 1G0.

For more info about what’s happening throughout Clearview Township visit creemore.com/events.

The Central Ontario ATV Club (COATV) is hosting the Clearview Canada Day Parade in Stayner on July 1. The parade will start at 10:30 a.m. and end at the Station Park. Register by June 25 at Clearview.ca.

Clearview Township is offering free swimming at Stayner Centennial Pool, and there will be live music from 4 p.m. at the Stayner Legion. Food will be available.

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