Celebrating Canada’s 150th; events in South Niagara

Fireworks over Bridge 13 in Welland for Canada Day 2016.

Municipalities throughout South Niagara are laying it on big this year for Saturday’s Canada 150 celebrations.

Canada 150 Celebrations:


Wainfleet’s Canada Day celebrations will be centred around the Town Hall and Arena complexes from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Marshville Heritage Village will be open, there’s a free BBQ, street dance, kids activities and more ending with fireworks at 10 p.m. For more information, see the event details on Facebook.

Fort Erie, Ridgeway/Crystal Beach

Events will be centred around the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 230, in Ridgeway. There will be heritage displays around the branch from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.  A parade begins at 11 a.m. starting at the Crystal Ridge Community Centre, it heads north to the village centre. Highlights for the parade will be the members of the Geronimo Skydiving Team descending flying the largest Canadian Flag. After the parade will be dignitary speeches and a Canada 150 cake.

At 10 p.m. there will be a fireworks display over Lake Erie, Lakeshore Rd. between Beatrice St. and Dominion Rd.

A detailed schedule of the day’s events can be found at: https://historicridgeway.com/fort-erie-ont-celebrates-canada-150/ .


The Pelham Canada Day Celebrations at Harold Black Park take place from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. The highlights include children’s activities, live music, a bmx stunt team, poutine eating contest and more.

The Pelham Canada Day Parade starts at 3 p.m. leaving A.K. Wigg School and proceeds to Harold Black Park.

Fireworks will be at 10:15 p.m. at Harold Black Park.

For more details see the website: http://www.pelham.ca/en/experience/Canada-Day.aspx .


The celebrations in Welland are centred around downtown, King St and Merritt Park. Highlights include the Museum’s 150th Exhibit, kids activities, music, entertainment, watercraft experiences and more.

The final round of the Canada 150 Talent Showcase will begin at 2:30 p.m.

Fireworks will be over Welland Bridge 13 at 9:50 p.m.

For more details visit the City of Welland website: https://www.welland.ca/Leisure/eventsinfo/CanadaDay.asp .

Port Colborne:

Port Colborne’s celebrations are centred around H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. There will be kids activities, demonstrations, entertainment and more. The Canada Day birthday cake will be served at 1 p.m.

Fireworks will be along West St. at 10 p.m.

For more details see the City of Port Colborne website: http://portcolborne.ca/page/canada_day .

St. Catharines:

The Canada 150 Celebrations will be taking place at Rennie Park (60 Lakeport Dr.) from noon to 4 p.m. The St. Catharines Museum will also be holding it’s Dominion Day Picnic and opening of the new One-Five-Oh! Exhibit. There is free leisure swims at the City’s outdoor pools and the St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre.

The Port Dalhousie Lions Club annual Canada Day Fireworks will be set off this year from Henley Island at 10 p.m. People can view the fireworks form Rennie Park, Jaycee Park and the surrounding area.

For more information, visit the City of St. Catharines website: https://www.stcatharines.ca/en/experiencein/Canada-150-Anniversary-Celebration.asp .




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