KAWARTHA LAKES-Canada’s birthday is fast approaching and there is plenty of ways to celebrate throughout Kawartha Lakes.
Canada Day celebrations
Bobcaygeon – July 1 – Bobcaygeon/Verulam Community Centre, Bobcaygeon – 10am to 10pm. Family entertainment, live music, BBQ, Birthday cake, parade and fireworks at dusk. www.bobcaygeoncanadaday.com
Fenelon Falls – July 1 – Garnet Graham Park, Fenelon Falls – 1:30pm to 10:30pm. Family entertainment, live music, birthday cake and fireworks at dusk.
Kinmount – July 1 – Kinmount Faigrounds – 5:30 to 10pm. Live entertainment, family games and activities, birthday cake and fireworks at dusk.
Lindsay– July 1 – Wilson Fields, Lindsay – 3pm to 10:30pm. Family entertainment, live music, BBQ and fireworks at dusk. www.lindsaycanadaday.ca
Little Britain – July 1 – The Little Britain Community Association will be decorating their community in celebration of Canada Day.
Norland – July 1 – Ward Park, Norland. Fireworks
Omemee – July 1 – Omemee Beach Park – 5pm to 10pm. BBQ, family activities and fireworks at dusk
Woodville – July 3 – Canada Day Fireworks at dusk. Woodville Community Centre
Kawartha Lakes Fire Rescue Service is urging residents to attend fireworks displays hosted by community groups. If you still choose to do family fireworks on your property or have an informal neighbourhood display, fireworks may only be used on June 30, July 1, and 2, 2022.
- Appoint a responsible person who is aware of the hazards and essential safety precautions to be in charge of the fireworks
- Carefully read and make sure to follow the label directions on fireworks packaging
- Always keep a water hose and/or pail of water close by when setting off fireworks
- Set off fireworks away from combustible materials like buildings, trees and dry grass
- Keep onlookers a safe distance away, upwind from the area where fireworks are discharged
- Light only one firework at a time and only when they are on the ground
- Never try to light a firework in your hand or re-light dud firework
- Wait at least 30 minutes before picking up a dud firework then soak it in a bucket of water and dispose of it in a metal container
- Discharge fireworks only if wind conditions do not create a safety hazard
- Keep sparklers away from children because sparklers burn extremely hot and can ignite clothing, cause blindness and result in severe burns
- Sparkler wires remain hot for several minutes after they burnout and should be immediately soaked in water to avoid injury
For more information about regulations regarding fireworks, visit www.kawarthalakes.ca/burnban.
Have a safe and happy Canada Day everyone!