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150th celebrated in grand form

Canada Day 2017


Publié le 4 juillet 2017

There was no shortage of flags or national pride on Canada Day at the Fairgrounds.

©Sarah Rennie

Grey skies and a near constant threat of rain did not stop revellers from gathering at the Fairgrounds in Hinchinbrooke to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation. 

Provincial MNA Stéphane Billette and federal MP Anne Minh Thu Quach took part in a flag raising ceremony at the Canada Day with Jean Armstrong, Deborah Stewart, Pierre Poirier, André Brunette, and Carolyn Cameron, the mayors of Dundee, Elgin, Godmanchester, Huntingdon and Hinchinbrooke.
Sarah Rennie

The municipalities of Huntingdon, Godmanchester, Hinchinbrooke, Elgin and Dundee came together to present a full day of activities, which included inflated games and face painting for children, a magic show, braised pork supper, and evening concert.

Federal MP for Salaberry-Suroit, Anne Minh Thu Quach, joined Huntingdon MNA Stéphane Billette, and the five municipal mayors, for welcoming addresses, a flag raising ceremony and balloon release.

The traditional Canada Day fireworks display, held annually in Athelstan, were relocated to the Fairgrounds for the special celebration. And, as the day culminated in colourful bursts of light over the Town of Huntingdon, those watching joined with millions of Canadians across the country in capping an extra special Canada Day.