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CANADA DAY 2011: Grand Valley celebrates 150 years

GRAND VALLEY - As the rest of Canada is celebrating Canada Day, residents past and present will be celebrating 150 years of history in Grand Valley.

The three-day event runs from July 1 to 3.

Friday begins with a car show and craft vendors on the main street from noon to 4pm.

At the community centre from noon to 5pm, there will be a display by the Dufferin County Museum Display.

Upstairs from 2pm to 5pm there will also be the Old Boys/Old Girls Reunion Registration.

At the Community of Christ Church on Mill Street, there is a cold buffet and strawberry dessert from 4pm to 7pm.

But the official ceremonies for the sesquicentennial begin at 7:30pm on the main street, followed by a street dance at 8:30pm.

Saturday starts off with the Lions Community Breakfast at the arena from 8am to 11am.

Again will be the display from the musuem from 9am to 4pm. The same hours apply on Sunday.

The community parade starts at 1pm and is followed by an OPP Golden Helmets performance.

From 10am to 3pm, there will be a Rogers “On the Road” Play Soccer event at the Grand Valley Soccer Field, followed by a pork barbecue dinner from 5pm to 7pm.

From 8pm to 1am, a dance will be held on the arena ice surface area.

Sunday includes a community church service at the arena from 10:30am to 12pm.

The talent show starts shortly after the church service.

Meanwhile, at 2pm, a Victorian Garden Party is planned for the Community of Christ Church Mill Street. Period dress is encouraged.

Closing ceremonies are at the church starting at 4pm.


June 24, 2011


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