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Canada Day Celebrations to be at Houston Leisure Facility

At the Houston Leisure Facility, Canada Day celebrations will include a family Toonie swim, a petting zoo, birthday cake, and more.

The Canada Day celebrations will be held at the Houston Leisure Facility this year.

Leisure Services Director Ryan Coltura told council last Tuesday that because Canada Day is on a long weekend, a lot of people will be out of town.

“We have had virtually no interest from performers, vendors, community groups, and others who normally participate,” said Coltura.

Because of that, Coltura says they will hold Canada Day celebrations at the Houston Leisure Facility rather than at Jamie Baxter Park.

“That way it’s a little bit more of a controlled environment and the set up would be significantly less,” said Coltura.

It will give an enjoyable and cost-effective celebration, more appropriate for the projected attendance, he said.

He adds that also gives them opportunity to open the Leisure Facility on a statutory holiday, which they’ve “had significant request from the public to do.”

Coltura says he has contacted Canadian Heritage about the change, hoping they can still receive the $1,200 Celebrate Canada Grant, but even if they can’t, it still saves money for the District of Houston.

The event is scheduled to run at the Leisure Facility from 12 to 4 p.m. and will include a family Toonie swim, wet and dry activities and games, a petting zoo, face painting, birthday cake and refreshments.

All are welcome.

 

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