Puslinch Optimists hosts pancake breakfast

PUSLINCH – The Puslinch Optimist Club is back to its old tricks – that is, members are organizing activities for Canada Day celebrations.

Canada Day is returning to pre-pandemic times with a pancake breakfast from 9 to 11am at the Puslinch Community Centre and fireworks at dusk.

There will be a bouncy castle for the kids and carnival games for everyone to enjoy. 

Bring your lawn chairs and take in the sights.

Fireworks show – As part of the continued celebrations, fireworks will take place at dusk at the Puslinch Community Centre. There will also be a bouncy castle on site for the kids and carnival games for everyone to enjoy. Advertiser file photo

Optimist club member Barry Dawn will be cutting his ponytail as a fundraiser for the Ukraine Youth Camp in Acton for displaced Ukrainian children. And his ponytail – about 10 inches long – will be donated to Locks of Love, an organization that makes wigs for cancer patients.

His haircut begins at 10am and Wellington-Halton Hills MP Michael Chong will do the first ceremonial snip.

Anyone interested in donating to the Ukraine fundraiser can do so with any Optimist Club member, by mail at 86 Farnham Rd., Puslinch, N0B 1J0, or through the website www.optimistclubofpuslinch.com.

“For the past two years we weren’t able to do much,” said chair of the pancake breakfast Andrea Miljkovic.

“We did the drive-thru Santa Claus parade and thought we’d have to do fireworks that way too. So we’re very excited to offer this for Canada Day.”