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CANADA DAY 2011: Busy Canada Day planned at Riverside Park

GUELPH - It should be a flurry of activity at Guelph’s Riverside Park on Canada Day.

From carousel rides to citizen ceremonies to fireworks, the city will be hosting events to keep families busy all day long.

Planned events include: carousel, train and pony rides; a petting zoo filled with goats, lambs and bunnies; and a midway with cotton candy and thrilling rides. There will also be inflatable bouncing games for youngsters including a giraffe, castle and gigantic slide.

In addition, there are duck races, an interactive children’s play zone and fireworks that night.

Throughout the day, live bands cover everyone’s musical tastes from big band to rock.

This year’s afternoon lineup on stage includes: Carlos, Coro CantItalia, John Licari, The Overtones, Jets to Ground, This Mad Desire and the Royal City Big Band.

Later in the afternoon, a New Canadians, Citizenship Ceremony and Reaffirmation of Citizenship by All at Riverside Park in Guelph.

It’s a chance to join over  20 new Canadians as they are formally sworn in as official Canadian Citizens.

Dignitaries and representatives from Citizenship and Immigration Canada - along with other prominent leaders will be for an inspirational Canada Day.

“Let us further the cause of an inclusive, empathetic, respectful and strong community by celebrating the rights and responsibilities of Canadian citizenship - while developing leadership networks that strengthen the fabric of Guelph now and into the future,”  said Marva Wisdom, Chair of the Guelph Chapter of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship.

Usually, these ceremonies are conducted twice per year at City Hall.

Guelph is one of 26 cities across Canada that has established an official Canadian Citizenship Chapter through the Institute for Canadian Citizenship - and the first to conduct the ceremony in such a celebrated fashion.

Later of course, will be the tradition of fireworks in the park.

For more information contact www.canadadayinthepark.ca.

 

June 24, 2011

 
 

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