The Rotary Club holds its Canada Day in the Park Celebration today at Riverside Park in Guelph.
The event gets underway at 11:00AM this morning and features rides, a petting zoo, lots of food, duck races and other entertainment.
A citizenship ceremony will be held at 4:45PM this afternoon.
A fireworks display is slated to begin just before 10:00PM tonight to wrap up the day.
Meantime – The Dominion Day Soap Box Derby runs from 8:00AM this morning until 4:00PM this afternoon in downtown Elora.
And, in Fergus a Canada Day event begins at 6:00PM at the Sportsplex.
That event includes live entertainment, food vendors, and a kiddie arcade. Fireworks will go off at dusk.
In Elora, starting at 8 this morning, and continuing until 4:00 this afternoon, is the Dominion Day Soap Box Derby. Organizers say there are various classes for all age groups.
Meanwhile – in fergus, at the Sportsplex, there will fireworks tonight at dusk. But before that there are food vendors, a kiddie arcade and live entertainment. That all gets underway at noon.
Ontario’s premier is marking Canada Day by taking on extra work.
Kathleen Wynne be sworn in today as the Minister of
The job came open this month when Laurel Broton resigned the post
and announced she’s also quitting politics.
By all indications, Toronto’s gay pride festivities were a
hugely successful party.
Premier Wynne was greeted warmly by thousands at
the Pride Parade as they chanted her name and reached out to touch
Wynne is the first openly gay premier and first sitting premier
to attend the event.
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, and
former Ontario premier Bob Rae also attended.
A Wingham resident is spending the Canada day weekend warming up
for a planned attempt to swim across Lake Huron this month.
Lesley Burton Zehr has successfully completed a 24 kilometre
trial swim and says his next challenge is to swim 75 kilometres from
Harbor Beach, Michigan to Goderich starting July 26th.
Burton Zehr hopes to complete the swim in approximately 40 hours.
A funeral will be held Wednesday for a two-year-old boy who died
from heat exposure after being left in a car parked in the family’s
driveway in Milton.
Police said Maximus Huyskens had been left in the care of his
maternal grandmother at the time of the incident last Wednesday.
Homicide detectives are investigating, but so far no charges have
The winners and losers won’t be known for a couple of years, but
the 2013 NHL draft is in the books. The Colorado Avalanche used
the first pick to select Halifax centre Nathan MacKinnon.
Five Guelph Storm players taken in the proceedings.
Forward Jason Dickinson was selected by the Dallas Stares 28th overall in the first round.
Detroit took forward Tyler Bertuzzi 58th overall in the second round.
Right winger Justin Auger was selected by LosAngeles in the fourth.
Four picks later the Ottawa senators drafted deneceman Ben Harpur.
And d-man Zac Leslie was taken in the sixth round by LA.
On the Intercounty Baseball circuit – The Bandits came back to defeat the Guelph Royals 7-5 in Burlington last night.
Guelph led 3-nothing before surrendering three runs in the fourth inning and four in the seventh.
Justin Interisano with his sixth homer of the season in the loss.
The Royals travel to London on Friday.
The London Blue Devils hammered the Guelph Regals 21-4 in Junior B Lacrosse play.
Today – the Mohawks entertain Orangeville at the Elora Community Centre. Game time 4:00PM.