As 2017 marks Canada’s big 150th birthday, the Canada Day Committee and the team of dedicated volunteers are aiming to make this an extraordinary event to remember for the next 50 years!

There will be tons of fun for the whole family including a breakfast at the Kemptville Legion, the Keller Williams Volleyball Tournament, free swimming at the Kemptville pool, Frank’s Soccer Training Academy Fun Clinic, a family glow-in-the-dark dance party hosted by the Kemptville Player Kids and so much more!

Once again, our Canada Day celebrations will include a Family Zone, so bring your lawn chairs because the kids will be busy for hours. There will be face painting and lots of games, activities and prizes for kids of all ages. While the kids are busy, the adults can enjoy food and activities from local market vendors, watch the dog agility show and enjoy a variety of entertainment and demonstrations all over Riverside Park.

This year’s festivities will also include a display of North Grenville Fire Service trucks and a fun obstacle course that everyone with dreams of becoming a firefighter can try out. The Safe Way Driving School Teen Zone will again take over the Skateboard and BMX park and the bicycle/wagon/stroller parade will provide a great opportunity to showcase your Canadian pride.

And of course, the celebrations will include the Kemptville Rotary Club’s Canada Day parade which will begin at 4:00 pm and make its way through Old Town Kemptville, ending at Holy Cross Church. The theme of this year’s parade is “Celebrating Canada – Memories are Made of This”.

If you are interested in learning more about the Riverside Park Sesquicentennial Canada Day Celebration or would like to volunteer at or sponsor the event, please contact Tammy Hurlbert, Recreation Coordinator, at [email protected] or 613-258-9569 ext. 123.


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