29 Jun

Celebrate Canada Day virtually this year

Mayor Steve Ferguson is encouraging residents to celebrate Canada Day in new and innovative ways on July 1.

“Even though COVID-19 has put traditional Canada Day plans on hold, we can still show our national spirit and pride,” Mayor Ferguson says.

Canada Day PEC – a partnership between the Picton and Wellington recreation committees and the Picton BIA – is hosting a virtual Canada Day celebration with support from the Celebrate Canada program. Canada Day PEC is working with Back Forty Productions to host a broadcast on 99.3 County FM featuring a variety of amazing local talent. Tune in to 99.3 County FM or view a live stream of the broadcast between noon and 5 pm on July 1. At 4:30 pm, there will be a special broadcast of O Canada where County residents are encouraged to sing from home, on their porches, etc.

Residents can also “paint the town red and white” for the chance to win a $100 gift card to a County business of their choice. Decorate your house, apartment, garage, property, front porch with anything Canadiana. Take a picture and post to Facebook or Instagram with the tag @CanadaDayPEC. Five winners will be drawn from the entries. Other events and activities are planned including a County Kids Canada Day contest.

In addition, the Department of Illumination Artistic Company is hosting a Boxtopia Challenge. Families are invited to make their own Canada-themed cardboard creation like a fort, store, landmark, house, barn, or whatever you can dream up. Prizes are available to be won.

Follow the Canada Day PEC Facebook page for more details and updates.

The Government of Canada is hosting Canada Day virtual fireworks beginning at 10 pm. Visit the Canadian Heritage website to learn how you can watch on your mobile device or computer

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For media inquiries, please contact Mark Kerr, Communications and Consultation Supervisor, at 613.476.2148 ext. 1009 or by email at mkerr@pecounty.on.ca