Colchester County communities offering something for everyone
TRURO - If you're wondering what to do to celebrate Canada's birthday this weekend, Colchester County has an abundance of happenings to choose from.
The celebrations begin today at Chook Maxwell Memorial Park in Truro with a free barbecue, games for children and a celebration of their academic success.
Children can find fun with a bouncy house, face painting, potato sack and three-legged races, basketball games and even a visit with fire and police personnel.
On Sunday, a number of communities are hosting events.
In Truro, activities kick off at 12:30 p.m. at Victoria Park with the sounds of the Truro Concert Band.
Opening ceremonies will begin at 1 p.m., followed by the Royal Canadian Legion pipes and drums band, Bob and C.J. Prest, and Julie Johnstone and friends.
During the day there will be free Scotsburn ice cream for children while supplies last. There will be free orange drink, face painting and games beginning at 1:30 p.m. with the Boys and Girls Club of Truro hosting a wide range of fun activities for kids including a scavenger hunt, sack race, water balloon relay and team water relay.
The park's pool will be open for the day.
At 10 p.m. the Town of Truro will launch a fireworks display at the Colchester legion Stadium.
Bible Hill's celebrations will begin with its annual grand street parade following its traditional route starting at 10:30 a.m.
Because the recreation park is under construction this year, the remaining activities will be held at the Airport Ball Fields on Jennifer Drive, starting at 12:30 p.m. with the opening ceremonies.
Fiddles and Feet, Gordie Tucker, John Simms and Berry Hill Band will take to the main stage, and children can participate in human hamster races, a Lion King bouncer, Long John Silver pirate ship and Rapid Fire. There will also be face painting, balloon twisting and pony rides, as well as a trackless train (wheelchair accessible for all ages).
Bass River will see a special ceremony begin at 2 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Park when the Forgotten Heroes monument, dedicated to animals who have made contributions in times of conflict, is unveiled.
In Brookfield, activities will begin at noon at the Creelman Park/Train Station.