Show your true colours in Oakville this Canada Day with a bit of red and white in the city.
Bring the kids and enjoy a full day of sun, food, fun and fireworks with events across Oakville. Don’t forget to top off the day with a stellar fireworks display organized by the Bronte BIA.
“It’s a big quality show, and we haven’t cut back at all,” said Ann Sargent, Executive Director of the Bronte BIA. “It’s Oakville’s Canada day and the town of Oakville is still our major sponsor. It’s brought to the people by the merchants of the BIA, as well as our sponsors.”
“We’re blessed with a beautiful sparkling lakeside venue in order to do all this. For us this is about pride in our community, but it gives us a chance come together and celebrate our freedoms,” she said.
“We are fortunate to live in a beautiful town. We are also fortunate to celebrate together the freedoms that have been fought for by our veterans and our troops.”
“We thank them all and we wish to celebrate together the fact that we are proud to be Canadian,” Sargent said.
“When people show up for the day and I see their faces enjoying themselves, it makes me feel very proud to be apart of the BIA, and a part of the Oakville community. I feel very fortunate to live in this beautiful country.”
Canada Day Festivities
Festivities begin bright and early with a pancake breakfast hosted by the Lions Club of Oakville running from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m in Bronte. Many boaters and charter operators from Bronte, Port Credit and Port Dalhousie will be offering their boats with a $250.00 contribution to the veterans of Oakville.
They will be inviting veterans aboard to fish in the First Annual Canada Day Host a Veteran’s Fishing Derby.
And don’t forget to take part in the tailgate party open to the public starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion.
The downtown core of Oakville will also be open for all of Canada Day, allowing businesses to remain open to serve all the residents and tourists visiting the area.
Canada Day in Bronte is a fun and free way to enjoy the city that includes merchants, food, a beer garden, live music and a special appearance by a precision parachutist at 3:30 p.m.
Road closures will be in effect all day south of Lakeshore road all the way to the lake. The Bronte BIA is suggesting that people go to the RioCan plaza on Red Oak just south of the QEW. From there people can take the free Canada Day shuttle in front of Home Outfitters all the way down to the park. The shuttle service is going to run from 6 p.m. to midnight.
The Bronte community will have limited parking during the evening. It’s suggested that anyone who wants to watch the fireworks walk, take the shuttle, or bike down to the lake.
“The show is always spectacular,” Sargent said. “There are a dwindling number of firework shows going on around Lake Ontario because of the expense, but fortunately we’re able to deliver this high level show. Be patient and stay to watch the fireworks.”
“It will be a fun, safe and free event that is accessible to all.”
For those spending the entire day in Bronte, make sure to bring plenty of sunscreen and dress appropriately for the weather.
“Prepare to spend the day, it’s a free day of fun presented by the 200 merchants of the Bronte BIA in conjunction with our sponsors,” she said.
Don’t forget to wear red to show off how proud you are to be Canadian!