Canada Day (French: Fête du Canada), formerly known as Dominion Day (French: Fête du Dominion), is the national day of Canada. A federal statutory holiday, it celebrates the anniversary of Canadian Confederation which occurred on July 1, 1867, with the passing of the British North America Act, 1867, when the three separate colonies of the United Canadas, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick were united into a single dominion within the British Empire called Canada. Originally called Dominion Day (French: Le Jour de la Confédération), the holiday was renamed in 1982, the same year that the Canadian constitution was patriated by the Canada Act, 1982. Canada Day celebrations take place throughout the country, as well as in various locations around the world attended by Canadians living abroad.
School is officially out and this weekend is the kick-off for a great summer to come. There will be no shortage of family get-togethers, babeques with family and friends and trips to the beach for the whole weekend.
Fireworks are always a big part of Canada Day Celebrations and you can catch them in Blenheim on Saturday July 1. Join the fun at 6 P.M. at Glad Tidings Community Church for food, music, entertainment and at dusk enjoy the fireworks display.
Wallaceburg's celebration kicks off at noon on Saturday until 6 P.M. at the Community Centre parking lot with the cake ceremony at 12:30. Children's activies and games, entertainment and local vendors. Fun for the whole family.
Enjoy your weekend!