|On the 1st of July, 1867, Canada became a self-governing colony within the British Empire. Canada Day is a celebration of our beautiful Country and one of my favorite holidays. Here's just a few great ways to celebrate the 147th birthday of our great nation right here in the Forest City!|
Opening with a First Nations gathering at noon, followed with a Canadian Citizenship ceremony at 2pm, live entertainment, then a spectacular fireworks exhibition at 10pm. Festival food, vendors and exhibits celebrating Canada's diverse community and Canadian Heroes. Fun for the entire family. Free admission. Bring a lawn chair.
Fanshawe Pioneer Village:
Patriotic speeches, cake and lemonade and vintage baseball are a few of the activities that will bring the past to life. Vintage baseball game between the Vintage London Tecumsehs and modern London Tecumsehs at 1:00 pm. Enjoy a red and white special at the Pioneer Village Café: BBQ ribs and chicken with potato salad coleslaw and traditional rice pudding. ($14.00 per person $7.00 children (12 and under).
Located right downtown at 481 Ridout Street Northwill be hosting a variety of events to celebrate Canada Day from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy a tour of Eldon House and the grounds plus activities for children and adults are planned. For more information either call 519-661-5169 or visit the website at www.eldonhouse.ca.
London Majors Baseball:
Labbatt Park London Majors vs. Toronto Maple Leafs Gametime is 6:05 at Labbatt Park on Wilson ave
For tickets contact London Majors baseball @ 519-694-6105 or on the web London Majors
Bryon Optimist Sports Park:
Byron Optimist Sports Complex will be celebrating Canada Day with fire works, music, face painters dressed as clowns and local dignitaries to address the crowd. The gates will open for this free family event at 6:30 p.m. and fireworks will begin at 10 p.m.
London Childrens Mueseum:
The Childrens Museum is throwing a big birthday bash for Canada! Celebrate Canada Day with outdoor games, Canada-themed crafts, Arctic artifact shows and more!
Happy Canada Day!