Canada Day festivities in Oakville return to Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park

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Published June 13, 2022 at 10:08 am

After two years of being held virtually because of the pandemic, Canada Day festivities are returning to Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park this year. TOWN OF OAKVILLE PHOTO

Oakville’s Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park will be lit once again this Canada Day.

After two years of being held virtually due to the pandemic, the town’s Canada Day festivities are returning to the Bronte on Friday, July 1.

The evening of family-friendly activities, entertainment, food, trucks and fireworks is set to kick off at 6 p.m.

“Council and I are excited to welcome friends, family and our community back to our in person Canada Day event this year,” said Oakville Mayor Rob Burton. “We continue to make great strides in working together to support an inclusive, diverse, and equitable community, and I look forward to coming together to celebrate our nation’s holiday.

“I also encourage residents to take a moment to reflect on what it means to be Canadian and how each of us can contribute to a community where everyone feels a sense of belonging.”

The event will feature stilt walkers and activities for families to enjoy, including arts and crafts, sports activities and giant-sized board games like checkers, chess and Jenga.

There will also be culturally enriched activities run by local performing and creative arts groups, a designated area for residents to take a moment to reflect on what it means to be Canadian, and performances by Singalong Tim & the Pacifiers, Balletomane Dance School, and Oakville born and raised band, The Lonely Hearts.

At 8 p.m. a bag piper and drummer will welcome dignitaries and Sheridan College’s Indigenous Engagement Director Elijah M. Williams will deliver the land acknowledgement, followed by the national anthem performed by Taylor Arbeau accompanied by Ray Tiberia. The fireworks display will begin at 10 p.m. weather permitting.

Residents looking to attend the event are encourage to take the pay-one-way Oakville Transit shuttle to and from Bronte GO Station (everyone under the age of 12 ride free).

Shuttle service begins at 5:30 p.m. and runs every 10 minutes.

The last shuttle to the park leaves Bronte GO Station at 9:30 p.m. Return shuttle service to Bronte GO Station will begin once the fireworks display has ended.

The Town of Oakville is reminding residents road closures will be in effect and there is no event parking available onsite.

For more information including the full event schedule and road closure information, visit the town’s Canada Day page.

 

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