Celebrate Canada Day in Orangeville

Bring your national pride to Orangeville as the community celebrates Canada Day on Sunday, July 1. Enjoy free, Canadian-inspired activities and entertainment at the Alder Recreation Centre at 275 Alder Street from 12-5 p.m. and enjoy the fireworks show over Island Lake at 10 p.m.

During the afternoon, at the Alder Recreation Centre, residents and visitors can join a range of activities, including birthday cake at 12:30 p.m., a Much Video Dance Fun Zone, three free public swims (12, 1:45 and 3:30 p.m.), face painting, balloon twisting, airbrush tattoos, photo booth, Canada-themed colouring page, and inflatables on the arena floors.

Over at Island Lake, for the fireworks show, admission to the conservation area is free after 9 p.m. or the fireworks can be viewed from the west side of Highway 10 at various locations. The Campfire Poets will perform at the Amphitheatre at Island Lake from 6:30-9 p.m. Regular park admission applies until 9 p.m. (adults, $5.31; children (6-14), $2.65; seniors (60 and over), $4.20; maximum charge per vehicle of up to six people, $22.12; members are admitted free). Snack concessions will be available. Admission is free after 9 p.m., although donations will be accepted. Fireworks will be set off from the south dam and the conservation area closes after the fireworks conclude.

Thank you to all of the volunteers, community groups, and sponsors who make the celebrations possible.