Lots to do during the Canada Day long weekend

SOUTH DUNDAS – There is lots to see and do this Canada Day weekend in the region.

In Morrisburg, the festivities run all day starting at 12 noon. There will be a bicycle decorating contest for kids 10 and under; Bingo; A model train, plane and historical exhibit at the Morrisburg Legion; A carving exhibition; Family games; A pie contest; A chili contest; And a pulled pork contest. There will be multiple food options available including a Lions BBQ, Thai Food, Pizza, Candy, Strawberries and Ice Cream, and more Ice Cream. The festivities conclude at dusk with what is billed as the area’s most spectacular fireworks display. Most events will be at Earl Baker Park, on the Morrisburg waterfront.

Canada Day in Iroquois begins with an ecumenical church service at Lockview Park starting at 9 a.m. The Iroquois Waterfront Committee is hosting a 60th anniversary of ‘The Big Flood’ from 10 a.m. to noon at the Iroquois Beach pavilion. Musical entertainment starts at Lockview Park at noon and plays until 9 p.m. There will be lawn chair bingo, a chicken BBQ with all the trimmings kids activities, Loonies for Lions, and much more. Fireworks at dusk in co-operation with the South Dundas Fire and Emergency Services.

In South Stormont, the fun starts at 10 a.m. At Ault Park (Lost Villages Museum) there will be live entertainment, a strawberry social and community BBQ, and family activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. At the Arnold Bethune Park in Long Sault from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. there will be bouncy castles, the splash pad and wading pool will be open, a community BBQ and live entertainment. Fireworks along the waterfront will start at dusk.

With the heat warning in effect, make sure to stay hydrated while having fun celebrating Canada’s 151st birthday.