In a break from tradition, the Rotary Club of Guelph is hosting a two-day celebration for Canada Day this year, kicking off at noon on Sunday, June 30 and continuing into Canada Day, which lands on a Monday.
The celebrations include a fair-like atmosphere with a midway, food, music and activities for families, kids and people of all ages.
The ‘Practically Canada Day’ on June 30 will kickoff with Zumba at 2 p.m. as the first event, but will get loud with two artists at night — singer songwriter Ryan St. Pierre and Tragically Hip tribute band Practically Hip.
Organizers told the Guelph Mercury that they decided to start events a day in advance because most of the midway is set up ahead of time due to it being a weekend and also because they need to raise funds.
The citizenship ceremony will be making a return at 4 p.m. on July 1 at the festival, which is located at Riverside Park. There will also, without fail, be the annual Canada Day fireworks that can usually be heard across Guelph’s northeast.
For the details on vendors, timing and performances, those interested can visit the event website set up by the Rotary Club of Guelph.