Canada Day to make a big splash

Houston wants to make a big splash with the Canada Day celebration this year, with pancake breakfast, music, a dunk tank, and face painting.

The District hopes to make Canada Day an even bigger event this year.

Houston wants to make a big splash with the Canada Day celebration this year.

Kicking off with a pancake breakfast at the Seniors Centre, it will be a day packed with fun activities.

Kids can enjoy jumping in the bouncy castle, getting face painted, or talking with the RCMP Safety Bear.

Local musicians will tune up the event by performing throughout the day in the Jamie Baxter Amphitheatre.

If the sun is shining, kids can splash and jump through water from the volunteer Fire Department hose down.

A dunk tank will offer people a chance to send friends, employers and Houston leaders for a splash.

ACT Co-Chair Sally Sullivan says everyone is welcome to participate.

“Participants are encouraged to decorate their bikes to show their Canadian pride!” Sullivan said.

She says the goal of the bike parade is to promote creativity and physical activity for all ages.

Those in the parade will be entered into a draw for new bike helmets.

The event will have street hockey, a mini-Farmers Market, a barbecue sponsored by the District of Houston, and other performances from local groups.

The day marks the 50th anniversary of the Canadian flag.

A flag ceremony will include a march from the Houston RCMP and Army Cadets, and a cake cutting.

Houston Director of Leisure Services says they are want the celebration to be big.

“We want everybody to come out and celebrate,” he said.

“There will be lots of opportunities for kids of all ages… it will be fun.”


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