Friday, July 12, 2024

Canada Day Celebrations in the Municipality of Meaford

With Canada Day arriving this weekend, you might be wondering where the celebrations will be taking place throughout the municipality. While there won’t be any fireworks in the urban area of Meaford, many events are planned, and there will be fireworks in Bognor and Annan.

We will not be hosting a large scale fireworks display at the Meaford Harbour but you can still enjoy fireworks at the great events held in Bognor and Annan this Canada Day weekend, space is limited, so come early,” said the municipality on its website. “Like you, the Municipality is sensitive to inflation and understands our responsibility to use tax dollars efficiently. Prices are going up and supplies can be difficult to secure, fireworks are certainly included in this. Therefore, we have had to reflect on where we can spend our money while still offering a great event for our residents. To host an inclusive event we have made the decision to forego fireworks and will instead offer great activities and music by local artists.”

Canada Day celebrations kick off on Saturday, June 29, with a special concert to be held at Meaford Hall featuring local talent. Tickets cost $20, or $5 for students.

On Sunday, head to the Annan ball diamond for some Canada Day fun starting at 6 p.m. The Annan celebrations will feature live music, a barbeque, and loads of free activities for the kids, and of course fireworks at dusk. There is no cost for entry to the Annan Canada Day celebrations.

On Monday, July 1, Bognor will host its annual Canada Day celebrations at the Bognor Community Park beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Bognor’s celebrations will also feature live music, numerous events and activities, along with food off the grill prepared by the Rocklyn 4-H Calf Club, along with a fireworks display at dusk.

If you’ll be celebrating Canada Day in the urban area of Meaford, the harbour is the place to be on July 1, with a number of activities taking place from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., including a delicious pancake breakfast, barbeque, Jake’s Grab n’ Go, and a beer garden during the day’s celebrations, along with canoe tours, a Wheelie Parade, the Goldentown Cruisers, games, and live music.

At 10 a.m. on July 1, Mayor Ross Kentner will lead a land acknowledgement and flag raising ceremony, which will be followed by a special ceremony by local Indigenous speaker, educator and storyteller Heather McIntyre. The Goldenaires will then perform the national anthem while both the Canadian flag and Every Child Matters Flag will be raised. Once the flag raising is complete, the Rotary Club of Meaford will award the Citizen of the Year.

The Municipality of Meaford is grateful to the Ministry of Canadian Heritage for the receipt of $4,320 for the 2024 Canada Day celebrations.

This year is a special one! We are providing a history area ‘Memory Lane’ to also celebrate Meaford’s 150th birthday at our Canada Day celebrations. We are working with many different local Meaford partners to deliver made-in-Meaford experiences, and our first ever Wheelie Parade. It is going to a really fun day for all ages!” said Special Events and Marketing Coordinator Jennifer Brebner.

A full listing of Canada Day activities that will be taking place throughout the municipality can be found on the municipal website: http://www.Meaford.ca/CanadaDay

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