Canada 150 - Come Celebrate with Brockton
Start date: 30 June, 2017
End date: 1 July, 2017
Canada 150 – Come Celebrate with Brockton will take place at the Cargill Community Park in the hamlet of Cargill, Municipality of Brockton. Leading up to the festivity, we will reach out to local schools and the community at large to provide art work (English, French and Aboriginal) for the day and also carry out baking contests.
The Canadian themed event will kick off with a Canadian dress up dance on Friday evening. Saturday’s program will consist of opening ceremonies (singing of the Canadian anthem - in both official languages and other Canadian songs by a local children’s choir organized by our committee; welcoming remarks from dignitaries; a Canada cake served); a variety of inter-generational family games and activities - scavenger hunt, inflatable bouncer and obstacle course, old fashioned races (sack race, three-legged race, wheelbarrow race, and bed race), lawn bowling, beach volleyball, duck race, trivia game, horseshoes and road hockey tournament.
Throughout the day there will be entertainment and interactive historical displays (provided by a local historian and the Bruce County Library) recognizing and promote people of all nationalities who make up Canada, Bruce County and Brockton’s heritage. There will be a dinner (featuring Canadian cuisine), talent show, and a spectacular firework display. Activities will be offered to suit every age and ability.
Nature of the Project Reach
All are invited to participate and play a leading role in commemorating and celebrating the 150th anniversary. The celebration will be entirely volunteer driven thus encouraging giving back to Canada through gifts of time and energy, in ways to leave a legacy for the future. Everyone is welcome to attend - an inclusive inter-generational targeted audience of people with a wide array of backgrounds and social identities, including those based upon race, ethnicity, language, origin, gender, ability, class, age, etc.
A majority of the events will be at no charge to include “disadvantaged and marginalized” people so all can participate in a fun filled day celebrating this huge milestone in our country's history.