Happy Canada Day

A happy Canada Day to all our readers! We truly are lucky to live in Canada.

5:25 pm:

Bouncy castles galore.
Bouncy castles galore; July 1, 2015.

Don’t forget that tonight at 10:00, Weston’s own annual fireworks display gets under way at Lions Park. The weather promises to be fine but cool by 10:00 so dress warmly for the evening. If you’ve attended in the past, you know what a treat is in store. Come and listen to Elvis and other talented musicians, meet your favourite politicians, gorge on some french fries and onion rings and try out a slide or bouncy castle – perhaps not in that order!

A word to the wise – if you can walk to the celebrations all the better as parking tends to be filled early and after the fireworks, there may be a bit of a wait while everybody queues up to leave.

Fireworks at the ready.
Fireworks at the ready; July 1 2015.

Canada Day Celebrations in Lions Park

After a damp and unpromising start, Weston’s annual Canada Day celebration took place in beautiful weather. Some people arrived early and made a day of it while others took their chances and arrived later in the evening. Local performers (and ‘Elvis’) entertained the crowd while politicians pressed the flesh with their constituents.

Although not mentioned in many official lists of fireworks displays, Weston’s version is always well attended and in their spectacular location, the fireworks are enjoyed by many on both sides of the Humber.

MPP Laura Albanese.
Newly re-elected MPP Laura Albanese.
Mike Sullivan MP.
Mike Sullivan MP chats to a constituent.
Councillor Frances Nunziata warms up the crowd.
Councillor Frances Nunziata warms up the crowd.

Canada Day a success in Weston

On July 1st, the old fairgrounds in Lions Park once again echoed to the sounds of music and fireworks thanks to Canada Day celebrations that are becoming a firm tradition. Even though the event is not announced in the list of Canada Day happenings, posters around the site, word of mouth and a variety of newsletters and emails seem to get the word out. Throughout the day, vendors set up their stalls and the heady mix of diesel and burgers soon began to waft through the park.

The fireworks crew making sure everything goes off with a bang.
The fireworks crew inside their compound making sure everything goes off with a bang.
Frontlines staff and volunteers prepare their stall.
Frontlines staff and volunteers prepare their stall.
MP Mike Sullivan talks to constituents.
MP Mike Sullivan talks to constituents.
Crowds enjoying cake and other distractions in the early evening.
Crowds enjoying Canada Day cake and other distractions in the early evening.

The day was cloudy but mild and many families made a day of it, bringing chairs and picnic supplies. Politicians made their inevitable speeches while several bands and Elvis serenaded the crowd throughout the evening.

At 10 pm, the fireworks display began and did not disappoint. They were spectacular, lasting a good length of time and with a variety of flashes, bursts and window-rattling bangs enjoyed by residents on both sides of the Humber. The crowd drifted home happy, no doubt looking forward to another one next year.