Lots To Do This Canada Day

Canada Day parade. BlackburnNews.com file photo.

Being a statutory holiday, there won’t be any garbage pickup or mail delivery and government offices are all closed, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot to do in Windsor-Essex.

Starting at 9am, the Canada D’eh 5k run in honour of Canadian icon Terry Fox gets underway at Fort Malden National Historic Site in Amherstburg. There will be events all day at Fort Malden while, in Toddy Jones Park, the Ice Cream Festival is back by popular demand. Finally, at dusk, the annual fireworks display begins.

Leamington is holding it’s annual fireworks display at Seacliffe Park starting at 10:05pm. Seacliffe Beach will close to the public at 5pm, and at 8pm a number of roads around the park will close to traffic.

In Windsor, the annual Canada Parade gets underway at 11am at the corner of Wyandotte St.E. and Devonshire Rd., ending at Glengarry Ave. Canada Day celebrations will continue at the Riverfront Festival Plaza.