Celebrate Canada Day in Creemore
Creemore’s July 1 Canada Day celebrations start with a Canada Day three-on-three ball hockey tournament begins at 9:30 a.m. in front of the Legion. Participants are invited to register as a team or an individual in the competitive or family division. Cost is $15 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. Games start at 10:30 a.m.
The annual Harold Crawford Memorial Kids’ Bike Parade begins at 1 p.m. Youth are 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, and the official cake cutting is at 2 p.m.
Food and drink will be available throughout the day, with the Legion ladies cooking brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., a barbecue lunch from 1 p.m. to about 3 p.m. and a barbecue dinner from 6 p.m.
An official ceremony begins at 8 p.m., with the singing of the National Anthem and awards presentations.
The Steve Baker Magic Show and a Tai Chi demonstration will entertain while people wait for the fireworks at dusk.
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.