le Lundi 8 août 2022
le Mercredi 6 juillet 2022 19:02 Vision (Clarence-Rockland)

Happy Canada Day: Clarence-Rockland

Keaunna Rock (left), Kierstyn Foster-Kampman-Kissy and Morgana Foster-Kampman-Gona patiently line up for the inflatable slide, one of the many games for children of all ages at Clarence-Rockland's Canada Day celebration at Simon Park. — photo Joseph Coppolino
Keaunna Rock (left), Kierstyn Foster-Kampman-Kissy and Morgana Foster-Kampman-Gona patiently line up for the inflatable slide, one of the many games for children of all ages at Clarence-Rockland's Canada Day celebration at Simon Park.
photo Joseph Coppolino
Hot temperatures, overcast skies and morning rain did little to keep Clarence-Rockland from enjoying Canada Day and the Clarence-Rockland Festival this past weekend, with hundreds of residents coming out for the festivities in Simon Park.

Families took advantage of the opportunity to get out and celebrate Canada’s birthday with a series of events and attractions planned for the big day. There were bouncy castles, games, music, movies, animal and car shows and even a dinosaur.

In the end the greatest attraction was the opportunity to get out and be with the community. For the first time since the pandemic began residents gathered in person to take part in the national holiday, meeting with family, friends and neighbours to kick off the summer.

“It’s so nice to be outside after spending so much time indoors,” said Morgana Foster-Kampman-Gona, who was there with her sister and a friend. “We didn’t really get to celebrate last year.”

Canada Day was celebrated in traditional fashion, culminating in fireworks on July 1, but the festivities started in earnest on June 29 with movies in the park and ended with live bands and a comedy show on Sunday, July 3.