Canada 150 in the Thousand Islands

Canada’s 150th Birthday is a national celebration — and Stone & South is celebrating as well! Gananoque is bursting with activity.

Here are some of the activities happening in our neighbourhood:

June 30th

The annual 1000 Islands Ribfest begins on June 30th and goes until July 2nd at Town Hall Park. The event is absolutely free of charge and features four professional ribbers, games, food, prizes, and entertainment, including a cake on Canada Day.

July 1st

Town Hall Park is bursting with activities on Canada Day! The events are free — and so are the hot dogs and the live music — and there are plenty of  things to do including a dog show, two hockey shows, hay wagon rides, inflatables, a petting zoo, and a kids zone.

The Great 1000 Islands Ducky Race will be held at Confederation Park at 10AM on Saturday, followed by the Huck Finn Fishing Derby. After the fishing is done, there will be a Canada Day cake to celebrate the birthday of our wonderful country.

At 2PM, opening ceremonies will be held. Throughout the day, the Rotary Arts and Craft Show will be going on and performances will be provided by the Royal Theatre and the Thousand Islands Playhouse Young Company. Fireworks are held at 9:30PM, but the live music will continue until 11PM.

The Gananoque Boatline is holding their EH! TEAM! cruise, featuring a tribute to classic Canadian musical artists. If you’re nineteen or older and want to celebrate Canada’s birthday with a party floating on the St. Lawrence River, this is the Canada Day activity for you.

The gazebo at Joel Sotne Park in Gananqoue, with the Canadian flag flying.

July 2nd

Rotary Arts and Crafts Show has a second day on July 2nd. You’ll have a second chance to find that perfect hand-made item or the perfect piece of art made my local artists, artisans, craftspeople, and creators.

Honouring past, present, and future members of Canada’s military, the Legion Rider’s Memorial Park Dedication begins at 2PM. This ceremony is being held in the park adjacent to the bridge over Gananoque River, right off of King Street West.

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Happy Canada 150 from Stone & South!