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03-Jul-2019

Southern Grey County partied this weekend like it was 1867


Southern Grey partied like it was 1867

The Canada flag flew extremely high, mounted at the end of a West Grey fire truck ladder high above the community centre arena grounds in Durham on Monday night.

BY SOUTHGREY.CA STAFF — Many Canada Day celebrations were held across the region, signifying Canada's 152nd birthday. It was an almost impossible task to keep up, let alone attend everything. But we gave it a shot...

Flesherton Farmers' Market Canada Day

The Flesherton and District Farmers' Market got the long weekend started at the Flesherton Arena on Saturday with special Canada Day treats for kids, flags and pin giveaways, locally produced fare and lots of smiles for everyone. Photo: Flesherton and District Farmers' Market.

Organizers of the Osprey Fireworks and Pork Chop BBQ Strawberry Supper also came early to the party Sunday night, June 30, with food and frolic at the Osprey Recreation Centre in Feversham. Fireworks followed at dusk.

Peter Ryan and Lynn Silverton

Peter Ryan and Lynn Silverton share a break in the action in front of the South Grey Museum.

On Monday, July 1, a Waffle Strawberry Maple Syrup Breakfast primed everyone for the day ahead at the South Grey Museum in Flesherton. Early-risers were treated to locally-made gluten-free waffles, locally-produced maple syrup, topped with a generous helping of whipped cream and strawberries.

waffle breakfast at South Grey Museum

Attendants of the South Grey Museum Breakfast including Grey Highlands Mayor Paul McQueen, his wife Cindy and friends, enjoyed a warm summer morning under clear skies.

South Grey Museum breakfast crew

The serving crew at the South Grey Museum breakfast included (left to right) Steve Plener, Catherine Plener, Jane Gibson and Barry Penhale (in front).

The West Grey Durham Lions Club sponsored the annual West Grey Loves Canada event held at the Durham Community Centre on Monday as well. Games for kids featured a 52 foot Obstacle Course with Slide, four-man Olympic Joust and Bouncy Castle. Other attractions including great food, live music and a beer garden kept crowds entertained before the big event — fireworks at dusk.

Rick Tourlousse and Flashback!

Flashback! took to the stage fronted by lead singer Rick Tourlousse at West Grey Canada Day celebrations.

Five teams participated in a tug-of-war pitting local communities against one another while a wet and wild water-spray challenge resulted in a win for the Neustadt firefighters over their Drayton counterparts.

West Grey Mayor Christine Robertson

West Grey Mayor Christine Robertson enjoyed the party at the Durham Community Centre Arena grounds on Monday, July 1.

In Holstein, the Egremont Optimist Club hosted their Fireworks Festival in Holstein Park. The fun began at 5 pm with a BBQ picnic, games and other activities. Fireworks lit the sky over the Mill Pond at dark. An auto flea market and craft show precluded the event with gorgeous weather presiding.

In Priceville, Canada Day festivities got underway at 6 pm with live music and entertainment and spectacular fireworks display later in the evening. One dollar treats were a highlight of the event including hot dogs, drinks and ice cream cones.

Priceville hot dog bbq

From left to right: Dave Grahlman, Mark Murakami, daughter Maggie Murakami and Ted Housego line up to cook too many hot dogs to count, on a beautiful summer night in Priceville.

Klash the Clown

Klash the Clown shows off his balloon animal skills to kids at the Priceville Canada Day Fireworks event.


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