Canada Day committee gearing up for big day


The Morrisburg Canada Day committee, hard at work planning and preparing for the big day, are inviting the public to contribute in any way they can to making this year’s July 1st celebration a success.

The current Morrisburg Canada Day committee formed in late May 2011 when it looked like Canada Day might be cancelled for Morrisburg. 

According to committee members Keith Robinson and Tracey Veinotte, the current committee will be losing some of its members this year and they would like to invite anyone interested in joining the committee to come forward.

Also, Robinson offered, “if anybody has any thoughts or ideas on what we can bring to the day” for this year’s Canada Day celebration, they’re “welcome” to contact the committee.

Along those same lines, if there are any “other organizations or groups who want to participate,” said Robinson, “it’s a good opportunity to get exposure.” Robinson can be contacted at 613-543-3338.

So far the committee has received a lot of support, financial and otherwise, from local businesses and the general community for which the group is grateful.

High on the committee’s agenda at the moment, however, are fundraising efforts for the annual fireworks display at the Morrisburg Waterfront. 

The length of the Morrisburg fireworks display will depend on how much money the Canada Day organizing committee can raise before then. 

While they would like to provide a longer show this year, to do so the committee needs to raise an additional $4,000 above what they raised for last year’s fireworks.

The group’s current fireworks fundraising initiative includes selling tickets for a draw. According to Veinotte and Robinson, there are over 1,500 tickets left to sell. 

Currently, tickets can be purchased at the Canadian Tire checkout counters daily. In addition, every weekend from now until Canada Day, there will be ticket sale tables set up at the entrances to Valumart and Canadian Tire for those wishing to support Morrisburg’s Canada Day fireworks. 

A ticket sale table will also be set up at Earl Baker Park on Canada Day. Tickets will be available until the draw at 4 p.m. 

Draw prizes include gift certificates from the following local businesses: $750 from Canadian Tire; $500 from Valumart; $200 from Giant Tiger; $100 from Ultramar; and, $100 from Home Hardware.

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