Canada Day in the Valley

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Free events throughout the Madawaska Valley on Sunday July 1


A real scorcher is forecast for this year’s Canada Day, so remember your sunscreen, hat and drinking water as you celebrate in the Valley. Here’s a line-up of local events provided as a public service for readers of The Current.

Barry’s Bay

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  The Railway Station

Enjoy Canada Day cupcakes, visit the lemonade and popcorn stands and (weather permitting) the kids can play backyard games and outdoor activities.

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Barry’s Bay Legion, 250 John St.

The Barry’s Bay Legion Branch 406 is hosting children’s events with Canada giveaways, loot bags, balloon animals, face painting, hot dogs, drinks, Canada Day cake and outdoor games (weather permitting). Adults can sign up for the Horseshoe Tournament at 12:30, games start at 1:00 p.m. All this to the sound of live music from noon to 4:00 p.m.

9:45 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Fireworks at Dusk, Lakeshore Park

Round off the day with fireworks beside Kamaniskeg Lake.



12 noon – 6:30 p.m.  Combermere Community Centre 1095 Farmer Rd.

Combermere & Area Recreation Committee hosts events all afternoon. The action opens with the St. Joseph House Choir and community tree lighting. Enjoy Canada giveaways, Fire Trucks with kids’ loot bags, all-day barbecue with Canadian bacon on a bun and more, licensed bar. From 1:00 p.m. kids can play games, face painting, crafts, bubbles. An open mic talent show runs from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (everyone is welcome) and the Wilno Blue Band performs from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (cash bar).



12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m. Polish Kashub Museum & Park

Live music, horseback rides, treats and more – all is free, everyone is welcome. While you’re there check out the special exhibits in the Museum.



The Current wishes everyone a safe and happy Canada Day!




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