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Celebrate Canada 150 in Kawartha Lakes

June 16, 2017 - Canada Day is quickly approaching and many City employees, volunteers and community groups have been busy planning a full lineup of activities to celebrate Canada 150.

To kick things off, the Kawartha Lakes Parks, Recreation and Culture division has created a list of "150 Ways to Celebrate Canada in the Kawartha Lakes". The list includes kayaking the Burnt River, enjoying our famous Kawartha Dairy ice cream, and so much more. For more information about the list, visit the events section of www.explorekawarthalakes.com.

"It is a very exciting year for Canadians as we come together to celebrate 150 years as a nation. As Mayor, it is my pleasure to invite everyone to attend the Canada 150 celebrations that are happening throughout Kawartha Lakes this summer," said Mayor Andy Letham.

The events are listed below.

Norland/Coboconk Canada Day - 10am to dusk
Daytime activities take place at Lions Park in Coboconk and fireworks at dusk at Ward Park in Norland. The celebrations are presented by Coboconk, Norland and Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Norland Firefighters Association.

Oakwood Canada Day Fireworks - dusk
Fireworks take place at the Oakwood Community Centre, presented by the Oakwood Firefighters Association.

Lindsay Canada Day - 3pm to dusk
Visit Wilson Fields in Lindsay for live entertainment, family/children's activities, fireworks and more. These events are presented by the Lindsay Canada Day Committee.

Fenelon Falls Canada Day - 3pm to dusk
Garnet Graham Park is the place to be in Fenelon Falls this Canada Day with live entertainment, family/children's activities, fireworks and more. The celebrations are presented by the Fenelon Falls Canada Day Committee.

Bobcaygeon Canada Day - 10am to dusk
Family/Children's activities, games, BBQ, parade, live entertainment, fireworks and more take place throughout Bobcaygeon. The events are presented by the Bobcaygeon Canada Day Committee.

Omemee Canada Day - 5pm to dusk
The Omemee and District Lions Club present live entertainment, family activities and fireworks at Omemee Beach Park.

Enjoy the pancake breakfast at Coronation Hall from 8am to 11am, $8 for adults and $1.50 for children 10 years old or younger.

The Black Fly Band plays at the Beach Park stage, starting at 6pm.  Hotdogs and drinks are free for children younger than 12. Pick up some pins, flags, glow sticks and stick-on tattoos before or after grabbing a slice of Canada’s birthday cake.

Fireworks start at 9:30pm.

Ducktona, a rubber duck race, starts at 1pm at the Mary Street Bridge. 650 rubber ducks will be dropped from the bridge and the winner will receive $650 in cash.

Kinmount Canada Day - 5pm to dusk
Stop by the Kinmount Fairgrounds for family activities, live entertainment, fireworks and more, as presented by the Kinmount Committee for Planning and Economic Development.

Also this summer, enjoy free lockage on the Trent Severn Waterway and free wireless internet courtesy of Cable Cable at the locks in Fenelon Falls and Bobcaygeon or the mooring docks in Coboconk.

"There is no better way to celebrate Canada 150 than by exploring Kawartha Lakes," added Mayor Letham.

For more information about specific events, and a list of 150 Ways to Celebrate Canada Day in the Kawartha Lakes, visit http://www.explorekawarthalakes.com/events.

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For further information please contact:

Jamie Steel
Communications, Advertising and Marketing Officer
City of Kawartha Lakes
705-324-9411 Extension 1293
jsteel@city.kawarthalakes.on.ca

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