Jeanette Douglas says you can spend the whole week in Brooke-Alvinston if you want to celebrate Canada’s 149th birthday.
The Brooke-Alvinston councillor is one of the people on the community’s Canada Day Committee. She told a crowd at Sunday’s Ecumenical Service there was lots to do to celebrate the nations birthday.
Sports plays a big role in the celebrations. For Kids, there is a Ball Hockey Tournament that has been running for the past 17 years. It starts at 9am. There is also a co-ed two pitch tournament.
The community comes together for lunch and birthday cake at 11:45 am. The afternoon is filled with cards, games and live entertainment.
The Community Centre is likely to be packed for the annual Chicken Barbecue and then at 9pm, the committee will retire the flag and the crowd will wait for the fireworks to start.
Douglas is expecting a larger crowd than normal since nearby Strathroy won’t be having a display. And she says Brooke-Alvinston’s fireworks are “always amazing.”