August 16, 2009

Catching up with Canada Day celebrations

It happens annually on July 1. What is it? Canada Day.

On July 1, 1867, the British North American Act was signed making Canada a united country. This federal statutory holiday is celebrated throughout Canada with fireworks, parades and barbecues; all of the traditional elements that bring a community together.

This year, the Optimist Club of Bright's Grove, Ontario was right in the middle of the celebration. They hosted a bigger parade than usual and recruited both decorated vehicles and bicycles to join the fun. Shriners, scouts and guides joined the Air Cadets Band and Flag Party, First Hussars, fire trucks and the Forest Legion Pipe Band. Finally, the Optimist Club hosted rides, games, clowns and music throughout the day.

Happy Anniversary Canada. Please don't take my delayed posting as a slight; but as a recognition of your achievement and community.
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