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June 29, 2022

Live events this Canada Day are back! Here's a local rundown

Canada flag and fireworks

Photo: www.durhamhomecoming.ca

BY SOUTHGREY.CA STAFF — Following two years of pandemic restrictions, live Canada Day events have returned to southern Grey County in 2022. Here is a list of planned events in our area.

Grey Highlands

On Friday, July 1, join the Friends of the South Grey Museum for their annual Canada Day Breakfast on Friday, July 1 from 8-11 am. The event will happen at the Flesherton Kinplex, providing indoor and outdoor spaces to deal with any weather eventuality. The breakfast features gluten-free buttermilk waffles by Spirit Walk Farm Creations, strawberries from The Market Shoppe, maple syrup from Maurice Martin's Mennonite Farm and coffee/tea from Highland Grounds.

Visit Markdale on Friday, July 1 for a summer party at King Edward Park. From noon until 4:00 pm, family-friendly events will keep everyone busy with many kids games and activities planned, including face-painting, crafts and more. A corn hole tournament begins at noon. Registration is $20 with prizes for the top three teams. Basketball games and skills display will occupy kids from noon to 4:00 pm. Music, food, family yoga and pickle ball fill out the day.

On Saturday evening, July 2, the Osprey Recreation Centre will be the location of a pork chop BBQ hosted by the Feversham Kinsmen. The dinner includes salads and strawberries. The dinner runs from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 years-of-age and under. The South East Grey 4-H Sheep Club will have a display with donations accepted. Fireworks will light the sky at dusk.

Southgate

Junction Community Initiatives will host an afternoon of live entertainment at the Frank MacIntyre building in Dundalk on Friday, July 1. It officially kicks off at noon with a smudging ceremony and music followed by curbside meal pickup from 1:30 to 3:00 pm. However, anyone wanting a meal, must have registered by June 28. Musicians Paige Warner, Boot and Dorn and Ted Acheson, and Indigenous hoop dancer River Christie-White will perform.

West Grey

150 years in the making, the Durham Homecoming takes place from Thursday, June 30 to Sunday July 3. All past and present residents of Durham and West Grey are invited to celebrate Durham’s 150th Birthday — a weekend full of celebrations, family fun & entertainment. The days are filled with reunions, live music, parades, sporting events, and children's events. The evenings are filled with dances and catching up.

Sit back and enjoy an incredible Canada Day fireworks performance at the Durham Community Centre ball diamonds, brought to you by the West Grey Durham Lions Club on Friday, July 1 at 10:00 pm.

From live entertainment and games to food and beer gardens, this years Homecoming will be something spectacular to experience. With too many events to list here, a full schedule of weekend events can be found on the Durham Homecoming website.

 


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